MKR Adds a Dash of Nigella Lawson to the Recipe

The team at My Kitchen Rules has announced that the queen of the kitchen, Nigella Lawson, is joining for the new season of the popular cooking show.

Nigella will travel around Australia with returning host and judge Manu Feildel to dine in the homes of passionate home cooks who are competing for the title of MKR Champion.

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Nigella said: “Going to restaurants can be a treat, but for me, the true story of food is told through the cooking we do at home. So, to have the chance to champion home cooks and be given the intimate privilege of being invited into people’s homes to eat their food fills me with gratitude and excitement in equal measure!

“I’m so looking forward to working with Manu too. Although he’s a chef and I’m a home cook, the fact is we both just want to eat good food. I feel I’ve got a lot to learn from him, but just know we’ll have a lot of fun in the process. I can't wait!”

Manu said: “I’m very excited to be sitting back at the head of the MKR table and even more thrilled to have the lovely Nigella Lawson at my side.

“As MKR judges, we make the perfect team with our years of experience in professional and home kitchens respectively. And as lovers of delicious food and a fabulous dinner party, I can promise you we’re also going to have a lot of fun. Bring it on!”

Also joining MKR this season is the award-winning food journalist and TV personality Matt Preston previously seen on Australian televisions as a judge on cooking show rival "Masterchef", while celebrity chefs Colin Fassnidge and Curtis Stone return as guest judges.

The new season of MKR takes the much-loved show back to the original recipe – real people from all over the country, cooking real food in their own homes for the superstar judges and their fellow contestants.