Curtis Stone Replaces Kelly Choi As Host of Top Chef Masters

By

Apparently that whole Toby Young thing didnt sour Top Chefs producers on accents, because according to a press release, theyve hired Celebrity Apprentice also-ran Curtis The Quiet Terminator Stone to replace poor Kelly Choi as host of the third season of Top Chef Masters. (When you cant find a Simon Cowellesque Brit, a sexy, surfing Aussie will do!) Actually, Stone, a Marco Pierre White acolyte, is no stranger to American audiences, having appeared on Iron Chef, The Biggest Loser, and of course the Take Home Chef and hell also be a judge on NBCs upcoming series Americas Next Great Restaurant, alongside Bobby Flay and Chiptoles Steve Ells (see the recently released trailer below). Sure, he seems like the Aussie Rocco DiSpirito, right down to the hair gel (Roccos Dinner Party, by the way, premieres later this year), but Kelly Chois behind him: She tweets, This guy can cook, you're gonna love him ... cheers, mate!