George is my least favorite judge (and I know he can't help it, but I do not find his sweaty head amusing or endearing). Matt can be fun sometimes, and I can relate when he CANNOT stop eating the food. Gary has turned out to be my favorite judge, cuz he has a sense of humor and he is actually the real mentor. He is always challenging the cooks: Do those flavors work together? Why are you changing a classic, there has to be a reason. Is that too much going on? You don't have time for that."
Gordon is trying to change up Masterchef US this year. I've only seen one episodee but I wonder if his visit to MCAU was a scouting mission to incorporate some aspects into the lame US version. I'm DVR'ing it, but it will have to go into the queue behind Bake Off: The Professionals, Masterchef Canada, and Best Baker in America!