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Nine reveals 19 April launch for Lego Masters, Seven’s Big Brother to debut 26 April

With many of the major free-to-air tentpole programs of the first quarter of 2021 coming to an end, Nine and Seven have announced the launch dates of returning flagship shows over the next few weeks.

After an impressive start to the year led by Married at First Sight, Nine will be hoping to keep up the momentum as Hamish Blake returns to host a third season of Lego Masters on Monday, 19 April at 7.30pm.

Nine revealed the new season will be full of unseen challenges, including building a vehicle made of Lego for a purpose-built track, plus new bricks with new functions.

Blake will again be joined by judge Ryan ‘Brickman’ McNaught as eight teams compete for the chance to win $100,000.

Over the weekend, Nine uploaded a new trailer to the Lego Masters Australia socials, soundtracked by a cover of ‘What A Wonderful World’ by Louis Armstrong.

Seven meanwhile has unveiled a new TVC for Big Brother, and confirmed that the reality show will return to screens on 26 April at 7.30pm.

The trailer teases bigger challenges than every before ‘every night’, while a contestant will also be evicted from the show every night.

Last month, Seven Network programming director, Angus Ross, told Mumbrella: “The new season of Big Brother looks fantastic.

“We can’t wait for Australia to meet this year’s amazing collection of housemates and to start discovering the many surprises and twists we have built into the show.”

Later in the year, Seven will also revive a celebrity edition of the show, Big Brother VIP, which will be just the second time the format has run in Australia.

Not to be outdone, Ten is preparing to debut a new season of hugely popular reality cooking show Masterchef, with the latest season set to hit screens on Monday, April 19.

In a trailer released last week, Ten announced the show would be back on Tuesday, April 20 – but recent social media activity has suggested that it will arrive a day earlier. A spokesperson from Ten has since confirmed to Mumbrella that 19 April is the new air date.

The program will see new judges Andy Allen, Melissa Leong and Jock Zonfrillo, back for a second season, after the trio featured in Masterchef: Back To Win, the all-star edition that dominated ratings in 2020.

Stay tuned to Mumbrella for our chat with the three judges, as well as the executive producers of Masterchef Australia, ahead of the show’s premiere next Monday.

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