Leigh Sexton & Jennifer Evans have been named champions of My Kitchen Rules 2012, winning $250,000 cash.
They scored 58/60 points after cooking a five course meal in the Seven reality contest, including two perfect scores of 10 points.
The pair defeated fellow South Australians Nic & Rocco on 52/60 points.
Leigh & Jennifer served up Crab Congee, Scallops, Quail, Wagyu Beef Ribs and Chocolate Hazelnut Cake.
“You girls never give up. It was a beautiful five course meal,” said judge Manu Feildel.
“I can’t believe it,” Leigh, 33, said. “I didn’t think we’d get in, let alone win. It goes to show, you can do anything. Anything is possible. This is the proudest moment of my life.”
Jennifer, 25, added: “Food is our passion and to end this competition as the winners is an unbelievable feeling.”
Nic & Rocco cooked Seared Moroccan Salmon and Tuna, Bug Tails, Spatchcock Two Ways, Poached Pork Belly and Chocolate Raspberry Pop Delight.
“A very adventurous, unique dessert. It ticked all the boxes,” said judge Pete Evans.
The boys said, “We knew when we were going up against the girls what was ahead for us. The best team did win this competition. They deserved it.”
The finalists were joined by former contestants, family members and guest judges Tobie Puttock, Guy Grossi, Karen Martini and Liz Egan.
The show has been a big hit for Seven, delivering figures nudging 2 million viewers and helping the network to win every week of ratings so far this year.
“It’s been an amazing journey and we encourage everyone out there thinking of applying for the next series to just do it,” Jennifer said. “We had the time of our lives.”
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