‘At the time to miss out on MasterChef was very disappointing,’ he told news.com.au.
'They had invited every chef on the planet and I got so far and got to the last audition.'
The 44-year-old added: 'My French accent had been a good thing until that day. [It was] devastating.'
The coveted role eventually went to Matt Preston. However, just one year later Seven went on to five Feidel a starring role on My Kitchen Rules.