Long-time fans of MasterChef will remember the now 47-year-old first appeared on our screens as a contestant in 2009, where she was placed as runner-up to Goodwin. The talented baker also returned as a guest judge on last year’s season.
'Oh riveting... The Poh Show keeps on rolling! So staged!!!' another fan fumed.
However, others blamed Ten producers for favouring Poh.
'Please MasterChef Australia, I know you can't alter the pre recorded episodes but when you catch up, PLEASE don't put so much attention on Poe [sic], she is not the most important person there,' wrote one fan.
Another added: 'Honestly. Headline for tonight’s show "Pohs [sic] Riskiest Move" is she the only cook tonight?'
'I am a bit over Poh already. If she wins after being told she is the favourite...' said another.
'Poh had more lives than a cat in the first series. Hopefully, this series will be fairer to all contestants.'
Not all fans seemed to mind Poh’s extra airtime, however.
'I can't understand why everyone hates Pho [sic]! I think she's funny, self-depreciating [sic] and not up herself at all,' wrote one fan.
'Yes the camera follows her a lot. But I don't blame her for that. I really like her.'
Poh’s extended airtime is in stark contrast to the minimal screen time fellow contestant Harry Foster has been receiving.
The returning chef took to Instagram over the weekend to slam producers for his blink-and-you’ll-miss-it appearance.