- The Washington Times - Friday, February 10, 2017

Former first lady Michelle Obama will reportedly appear as a guest star on the fifth season of Fox’s “MasterChef Junior” with chef Gordon Ramsay.

The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday that Mrs. Obama is among several big names, including Martha Stewart and The Muppets, who will be replacing chef Graham Elliot as he exits the show after four seasons.

The fifth season premiered Thursday evening on Fox.

The news came less than three weeks after Mrs. Obama and her husband, former President Barack Obama, left the White House to President Donald Trump. The Obamas spent their time off following Mr. Trump’s inauguration by vacationing in Palm Springs, California, and later on Richard Branson’s private Caribbean island.

Mrs. Obama, whose primary focus as first lady was childhood obesity, is no stranger to cooking shows. During her husband’s eight years in office she appeared on “Iron Chef America,” “Restaurant: Impossible,” “Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off,” “The Chew,” and “Rachael Ray.” In November, she appeared in a Food Network special called “Barefoot in Washington.”

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