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Raleigh magician, aspiring chef to appear on "Master Chef" Wednesday

Posted May 22, 2013

Foul-mouthed TV chef Gordon Ramsay calls Prince William a "bastard" on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

— A magician from a popular north Raleigh Italian restaurant is hoping he can make a smile appear on chef Gordon Ramsay's face. 

Shaun Jay auditioned for Ramsay's popular show "Master Chef." The Fox reality show puts aspiring chefs through a series of challenges, ultimately turning one into a culinary master. 

The winner will earn the title of Master Chef, a cookbook deal and $250,000. 

The first round features the best home cooks from across the country showcasing their dishes for the show's three judges - Ramsay, restaurateur Joe Bastianich and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot. 

The season premiere of "Master Chef" airs at 8 p.m. Wednesday on Fox 50.

Jay is a magician who works at Casa San Carlo. The restaurant said Jay will be on-hand to watch the show during a viewing party Wednesday. 

And he isn't the only North Carolinian competing. According to a press release from Fox, Steven Smith, a welder from Wilkesboro, is also on the show. 

Contestants aren't allowed to talk about how they did on the show, so I guess we'll just have to watch it and see! 

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