The judges reveal everything you need to know about this year’s anniversary My Kitchen Rules.
Over the past nine years, Australia has laughed, celebrated and salivated over delicious meals, then cringed when inevitable disasters rocked countless Instant Restaurants during My Kitchen Rules’ colourful history. Now, the hit cooking show is back with a milestone 10th Anniversary Season and, prepare yourself, it’s going to be epic.
The history-making season will see new faces, new challenges and more perfect scores than ever before, but for the first time ever, two strangers will be teamed up. Can they
win the competition?
Well, MKR judges, Pete Evans, 45, Manu Feildel, 45, and Colin Fassnidge, 45, sit down with WHO to give you the inside look at everything that’s going down this season. From their favourite meals to the teams to keep an eye on, nothing is off the table...
When you first started the show, did you ever think you would make it to Season 10?
Manu Feildel: I suppose not when we first started 10 years ago. There’s no way I ever thought about a second year, but a second became a third and fourth and fifth, and it keeps on going – and we hope that it can go further than that.
This show certainly doesn’t hold back on drama. Can we expect a lot in this season?
Pete Evans: Yeah, I think every year we get drama – we get it in the form of tears of joy and celebration, and we get it in tears of not achieving their goals if they leave the competition early. There’s drama every time teams cook because of the time they need to cook the dishes and what it means to them. They are cooking family recipes and dishes that mean a lot to them. So there’s always going to be drama in a situation like that.
How isthe show mixing things up this year?
Colin Fassnidge: We got a new studio, a new kitchen, a new warehouse that we are working in and we’ve got lots of people coming in this year to help us judge. There’s a lot of stuff we have never done before, which is quite good for us, and I think when we get to the pointy end of the competition we haven’t seen anything like it. It gets so good that it’s a problem at the end for the judges.
What are the teams’ cooking skills like this year?
Evans: The calibre is amazing, actually.
I can’t give too much away but we have been served up a lot of 10-out-of-10 dishes, which always makes the judges happy. The other teams are intimidated and that creates drama and emotion.
Fassnidge: I reckon this is one of our best. Some of the people I didn’t expect to get anywhere go really well, which is good to see, because a few of them have proved me wrong. I don’t want to be right all the time! [Laughs]
Are there any teams we should keep an eye on?
Fassnidge: Josh and Austin...
For the FULL interview, pick up the latest issue of WHO.
My Kitchen Rules airs Monday to Wednesday on Channel 7 at 7pm.