Freedomroo – The close-knit cast of Celebrity MasterChef enjoy a night out in Melbourne

They became fast friends on Celebrity MasterChef, and this year's contestants cemented their bond with a night out in Melbourne. Pictured, Chrissie Swan

They became fast friends on Celebrity MasterChef, and this year’s contestants cemented their bond with a night out in Melbourne.

Many of the show’s cast enjoyed a dinner at Gradi Italian restaurant at Crown Melbourne shortly after filming commenced back in June.

Attending the dinner were Rebecca Gibney, Dami Im, Chrissie Swan, Dilruk Jayasinha, Nick Riewoldt, Tilly Ramsay and Matthew Le Nevez.

They became fast friends on Celebrity MasterChef, and this year’s contestants cemented their bond with a night out in Melbourne. Pictured, Chrissie Swan

Seemingly not present at the star-studded dinner were co-stars Ian Thorpe, Archie Thompson and Collette Dinnigan.  

Chrissie, 47, showed off her incredible recent weight loss, stepping out in a pair of black pants, which she paired with a fitted long-sleeve black scoop neck T-shirt.

The TV and radio presenter also donned a red and white striped belt, which she wore knotted at the waist, and a pair of white sneakers.

What a stunner! Chrissie looked incredible and was beaming during the evening

What a stunner! Chrissie looked incredible and was beaming during the evening  

Out: Many of the show's cast enjoyed a dinner at Gradi Italian restaurant at Crown Melbourne shortly after filming commenced back in June. Pictured, (L-R) Tilly Ramsay, Dilruk Jayasinha and Matthew Le Nevez

Out: Many of the show’s cast enjoyed a dinner at Gradi Italian restaurant at Crown Melbourne shortly after filming commenced back in June. Pictured, (L-R) Tilly Ramsay, Dilruk Jayasinha and Matthew Le Nevez

Fun: Attending the dinner were Rebecca Gibney (far right), Dami Im (centre), Chrissie (left), Dilruk Jayasinha, Nick Riewoldt, Tilly Ramsay and Matthew Le Nevez

Fun: Attending the dinner were Rebecca Gibney (far right), Dami Im (centre), Chrissie (left), Dilruk Jayasinha, Nick Riewoldt, Tilly Ramsay and Matthew Le Nevez

Not all: Seemingly not present at the star-studded dinner were co-stars Ian Thorpe, Archie Thompson and Collette Dinnigan

Not all: Seemingly not present at the star-studded dinner were co-stars Ian Thorpe, Archie Thompson and Collette Dinnigan

Feeling good! Dilruk Jayasinha raised his arm in the air to throw a peace sign

Feeling good! Dilruk Jayasinha raised his arm in the air to throw a peace sign 

She rounded out her ensemble with a pair of giant hoop earrings and a black cross-body satchel.

In a post on Instagram in July, Chrissie credited her weight loss with giving up alcohol and a newfound passion for walking. 

When a fan asked if she ever lacks motivation, Chrissie responded: ‘The struggle is real. I get it and I have NEVER been a walker. 

Wow! Chrissie, 47, showed off her recent weight loss in a black outfit

Wow! Chrissie, 47, showed off her recent weight loss in a black outfit 

A look: She stepped out in a pair of black pants, which she paired with a fitted long-sleeve black scoop neck T-shirt

A look: She stepped out in a pair of black pants, which she paired with a fitted long-sleeve black scoop neck T-shirt

Details: The TV and radio presenter also donned a red and white striped belt, which she wore knotted at the waist, and a pair of white sneakers

Details: The TV and radio presenter also donned a red and white striped belt, which she wore knotted at the waist, and a pair of white sneakers

Heading out: Tilly was spotted stepping into a waiting Uber after the outing

Heading out: Tilly was spotted stepping into a waiting Uber after the outing 

‘I always wear activewear or at least runners – like just put them on straightaway because that’s one less excuse. 

‘It’s when I can’t be f**ked I just say it’s 10 minutes. Always ends up longer. First step is the hardest.’

The affectionate group was seen embracing each other as they left the restaurant, happily trading hugs before going their separate ways.

Fancy: The daughter of Gordon Ramsay carried a Gucci bag

Fancy: The daughter of Gordon Ramsay carried a Gucci bag 

Staying safe: Matthew Le Nevez had a scarf covering his mouth

Staying safe: Matthew Le Nevez had a scarf covering his mouth

Staying safe: Matthew Le Nevez had a scarf covering his mouth

Patient: He chatted to Tilly as they waited in line

Patient: He chatted to Tilly as they waited in line 

Wow! Tilly looked amazing in a short black skirt, tights and boots

Wow! Tilly looked amazing in a short black skirt, tights and boots

Wow! Tilly looked amazing in a short black skirt, tights and boots

Chrissie was flanked by Dami, 33, and Tilly, before the smiling star left the group and made her way home.

As they left the restaurant, most of the celebrities covered up with face masks amid Melbourne’s Covid outbreak.

Tilly chatted with Matthew, 42, as they waited outside, before the pair shared an Uber together.

All smiles! The group appeared to be in great spirts as they enjoyed their night out

All smiles! The group appeared to be in great spirts as they enjoyed their night out

All smiles! The group appeared to be in great spirts as they enjoyed their night out 

Fit: Chrissie rounded out her ensemble with a pair of giant hoop earrings and a black cross-body satchel stepping

Fit: Chrissie rounded out her ensemble with a pair of giant hoop earrings and a black cross-body satchel stepping 

Laughs! Matt laughed heartily as he chatted with Tilly

Laughs! Matt laughed heartily as he chatted with Tilly 

Hugs! Dami and Nick shared a friendly embrace

Hugs! Dami and Nick shared a friendly embrace 

Masked up: Tilly had on a white surgical mask during the evening

Masked up: Tilly had on a white surgical mask during the evening 

As they stood outside together, Tilly was seen repeatedly checking her phone as they waited for their rideshare. 

The 19-year-old daughter of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay looked stylish in a black miniskirt, which she paired with a pink and white striped T-shirt.

She also wore black stockings, a black puffer jacket and black lace-up combat boots, and she carried a small black Gucci handbag, which retails for $1,900.

Friends! Dami shared had a friendly hug with Tilly

Friends! Dami shared had a friendly hug with Tilly 

They're all so close! Nick and Matt horsed around together

They’re all so close! Nick and Matt horsed around together 

Having fun: Both men had bright smiles on their faces as they embraced

Having fun: Both men had bright smiles on their faces as they embraced 

New life: In a post on Instagram in July, Chrissie credited her weight loss with giving up alcohol and a newfound passion for walking

New life: In a post on Instagram in July, Chrissie credited her weight loss with giving up alcohol and a newfound passion for walking

Her long blonde hair was worn loose, and she wore a pale pink face mask, which matched her top perfectly. 

Meanwhile, Dami and Rebecca, 56, stuck close, with the two women sharing a laugh as they stepped outside.

Dami showed off her unique sense of style in a pair of camel-coloured pants, which she wore tucked into black boots.

Modern times: Tilly was distracted by something on her phone at one stage

Modern times: Tilly was distracted by something on her phone at one stage

Modern times: Tilly was distracted by something on her phone at one stage

On trend: She looked chic in a black puffer jacket

On trend: She looked chic in a black puffer jacket 

Zipped up: Under her jacket, the TV star wore a light coloured top

Zipped up: Under her jacket, the TV star wore a light coloured top 

She also wore a fitted camel-coloured T-shirt, and rounded out her ensemble with a black, white and red check coat.

Dami gave Nick, 39, a friendly hug goodbye as they left dinner together, before then embracing Tilly. 

Rebecca looked stylish in an all-black ensemble, opting for pants, boots, a scarf, coat and cross-body handbag.

Cuddles: Actress Rebecca gave Tilly a big hug

Cuddles: Actress Rebecca gave Tilly a big hug 

Mask it! Rebecca had a black face mask on, which she adjusted to make sure it was on properly

Mask it! Rebecca had a black face mask on, which she adjusted to make sure it was on properly 

As they exited the Crown, comedian Dilruk, 36, couldn’t resist giving onlookers a cheeky thumbs up.

Meanwhile, Nick snuck up behind Matthew and embraced him in a bear hug as they stood out on the street. 

The two men shared a laugh as Nick affectionately patted Matthew’s shoulders.

Fresh: Tilly had on a natural makeup palette and wore her hair down

Fresh: Tilly had on a natural makeup palette and wore her hair down 

Friendly lot! Having cuddled most of the group, Rebecca headed in for an embrace with Matt

Friendly lot! Having cuddled most of the group, Rebecca headed in for an embrace with Matt

After finishing their dinner, the group continued their conversation outside, standing around chatting and laughing on the street.

They appeared to have been in high spirits after a fun night out, smiling and laughing as they said their farewells.

On Thursday, Tilly’s Celebrity MasterChef co-stars rallied around her after she called out British radio host Steve Allen for criticising her appearance.

Giggles! The group stood around together sharing an animated chat

Giggles! The group stood around together sharing an animated chat 

Side by side: Tilly and Matt strolled down the road together before heading home

Side by side: Tilly and Matt strolled down the road together before heading home

Greeting: At once stage, Matt appeared to give Tilly an elbow bump

Greeting: At once stage, Matt appeared to give Tilly an elbow bump

Greeting: At once stage, Matt appeared to give Tilly an elbow bump

Discussing her appearance on British show Strictly Come Dancing, the 67-year-old said: ‘She’s a chubby little thing isn’t she, have you noticed? Probably her dad’s cooking.’ 

‘I try not to read and listen to comments and negativity, however recently being called out on a national radio station by a 67-year-old man is a step too far,’ Tilly wrote on Instagram on Thursday. 

‘Steve please feel free [to] voice your opinions, however I draw the line at commenting on my appearance.

Best of friends: Dami and Rebecca walked along arm in arm

Funny! They also giggled as they strolled

Best of friends: Dami and Rebecca walked along arm in arm 

Cool: Dami looked casually cool in loose brown trousers and a matching top

Cool: Dami looked casually cool in loose brown trousers and a matching top

Outfit: The singer added a flannel shirt in a longline cut to the look

Outfit: The singer added a flannel shirt in a longline cut to the look

‘It’s such a shame that someone is trying to make such a positive experience negative.

‘This isn’t the first and definitely won’t be the last comment made about my appearance, and I accept that and I’m learning to accept myself.

‘But please remember that words can hurt, and at the end of the day I am only 19 and I’m so grateful for all the amazing opportunities I have been able to take part in, and I understand that being in the public eye obviously comes with its own repercussions and I’ve been aware of this from a young age.

Best foot forward: The Eurovision star had on a pair of chunky work boots

Best foot forward: The Eurovision star had on a pair of chunky work boots

Best foot forward: The Eurovision star had on a pair of chunky work boots

Chic: Dami completed her look with a tan crossbody bag

Chic: Dami completed her look with a tan crossbody bag 

Shake it off: Matt and Dilruk shook hands before heading home

Shake it off: Matt and Dilruk shook hands before heading home

‘However I won’t tolerate people that think it’s okay to publicly comment and scrutinise anyone’s weight and appearance.’

Tilly received an outpouring of support in the comments, particularly from her Celebrity MasterChef co-stars.

‘What a sad, backward man. You know your power, my girl. It’s growing and was never in doubt. Love you to the moon and back,’ wrote Chrissie.

Night all! The cast said goodbye to each other warmly after the outing

Night all! The cast said goodbye to each other warmly after the outing 

Time for drinks! The friends were surrounded by wine glasses inside the venue

Time for drinks! The friends were surrounded by wine glasses inside the venue

All black: Rebecca had on a pair of black jeans and a matching long-sleeved top

All black: Rebecca had on a pair of black jeans and a matching long-sleeved top 

‘Let me at him!!! Seriously?? That guy needs a good kick up the bum. You are a brilliant, bright shining star – beautiful dancer, wondrous cook, exceptional human,’ added Rebecca. 

‘And wise beyond your years. Always remember for that one dimwitted t**t – there are millions who adore you. Keep killing it sweetheart. Australia loves you too.’

Added Nick: ‘You’re an amazing woman. I suggest this loser go and read “The Man in the Arena quote” you got this Tilly.’

Amazing: Tilly had her svelte pins on display

Amazing: Tilly had her svelte pins on display 

Need directions? The star appeared to be giving someone directions on her phone

Need directions? The star appeared to be giving someone directions on her phone

Pleased: The blonde took down her mask at one stage and smiled happily

Pleased: The blonde took down her mask at one stage and smiled happily 

Even MasterChef judges Jock Zonfrillo and Melissa Leong weighed in on the controversy, also commenting on Tilly’s post.

‘Oh Steve how does it feel to be a 67-year-old bully?? I was actually speechless when I heard this,’ began Jock, 45. 

‘More and more people aren’t owning their words. And have no regard for the lasting impact they can have. 

Pals: Matty and Tilly were engaged in a conversation

Pals: Matty and Tilly were engaged in a conversation 

All together now: The group appeared to be having a ball

All together now: The group appeared to be having a ball 

Sleek: Rebecca looked chic in a long, black cardigan

Sleek: Rebecca looked chic in a long, black cardigan 

Friends: Dilruk and Dami also stopped for a hug

Friends: Dilruk and Dami also stopped for a hug 

‘This guy should be taking a good hard look at himself, and good on you Tilly for calling him out. 

‘You’re gorgeous Tilly, from the moment anyone meets you they are drawn to your warmth, energy and humour. 

‘You are generous and polite and someone your parents are super proud of. Stay focused on that, the rest is just noise with the intention to throw you off track.’ 

Reality star: Tilly has been making the rounds on TV shows of late

Reality star: Tilly has been making the rounds on TV shows of late

Familiar face: She is also appearing on Strictly Come Dancing in he UK

Familiar face: She is also appearing on Strictly Come Dancing in he UK

Cool kids! Dilruk amused Nick with his antics

Cool kids! Dilruk amused Nick with his antics 

Look at this meme! Tilly showed Nick something on her phone

Look at this meme! Tilly showed Nick something on her phone

‘This is not cool. Steve, you should be ashamed at your behaviour… you’re not exactly a supermodel mate,’ added Melissa, 39.

Meanwhile, in an interview with the Herald Sun on Thursday, Ian, 39, said it was ‘inappropriate’ for people to be commenting on her appearance and added: ‘I just feel for her.’ 

‘I thought we’d got to a point where even making a positive comment on someone’s weight doesn’t seem all that appropriate either,’ he added.  

Cooking stars: The cast are the first to participate on Celebrity MasterChef Australia since 2009

Cooking stars: The cast are the first to participate on Celebrity MasterChef Australia since 2009

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