Pete Evans and Manu Feildel are back with a ninth season of Australia's most popular and hotly contested cooking show, MY KITCHEN RULES... and this year, it's not just the teams who are opening their front doors!
With supersized Instant Restaurants and an elimination twist that turns the competition on its head, this is MY KITCHEN RULES as you've never seen it before.
Pete and Manu are joined by Colin Fassnidge to help judge the new batch of aspiring home cooks. Also returning to Kitchen HQ in 2018 are guest judges Karen Martini, Guy Grossi and Liz Egan.
The teams competing in MKR 2018 are:
Josh & Nic, NSW - Italiano brothers
Alex & Emily, QLD - Cocktail couple
Roula & Rachael, VIC - Friends with attitude
Kim & Suong, VIC - Melbourne mums
Ash & Matty, QLD - Sunny Coast surfies
Stuss & Steve, QLD - Best buddies
Stella & Jazzey, WA - Waitresses
Jess & Emma, NSW - Sisters
Henry & Anna, TAS - Truffle farmers
Dan & Gemma, SA - In-laws
Davide & Marco, WA - Lifelong mates
Olga & Valeria, NSW - Cooking comrades
Georgie & Alicia, NSW - Confident siblings
Matt & Aly, QLD - Defence force foodies
Pat & Louisa, NSW - Mum and Daughter
Sonya & Hadil, NSW - Besties
Each team will take turns to transform an ordinary home into a supersized Instant Restaurant. They'll plate up a three-course menu designed to impress the judges and their fellow teams in the hope of avoiding a sudden death cook off and possible elimination. Remaining teams will face the most intense location challenges and eliminations yet as they try to stay in the competition for the Ultimate Instant Restaurant round, before our finalists battle it out in Kitchen HQ.
In 2017, an average national audience of 1.9 million tuned in to Season 8, which saw Brisbane's "above average" siblings Amy & Tyson take out the $250,000 prize.
Another $250,000 is up for grabs when MKR 2018 premieres Monday Jan 29 on Seven.
MY KITCHEN RULES is an original format from Seven Studios. Distributed by Endemol Shine, the series has been sold across more than 160 countries worldwide. Local versions are produced in the USA, UK, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Lithuania, Serbia, Belgium, Denmark, Norway and Israel.
MKR Series Winners
2017 – Amy & Tyson, QLD
2016 – Tasia & Gracia, VIC
2015 – Will & Steve, NSW
2014 – Bree & Jessica, SA
2013 – Dan & Steph, QLD
2012 – Leigh & Jennifer, SA
2011 – Sammy & Bella, NSW
2010 – Shadi & Veronica, QLD