Queensland couple Alex & Emily been named champions of My Kitchen Rules 2018.
Serving up a 5 course meal including Moroccan Lobster, Pork Belly and a dessert called Penicillin, they scored 55 out of 60 points.
Melbourne mums Kim & Suong, specialising in Vietnamese dishes, scored 52 points. The evening was not without its seasonal drama as the pair bickered about dishes.
“This has been a journey of a lifetime, the best team won today, we’re very proud of them and very happy for them,” said Suong.
“It’s a well deserved win,” agreed Kim.
Alex & Emily, who scored a perfect 10 from Liz Egan, claimed a $250,000 cash prize.
“This is so surreal, I can’t believe it!” said Emily.
“Winning MKR is our ticket to getting what we wanted, to making our dream a reality,” said Alex.
“Everything in our lives that we’ve worked towards… we’re finally going to own our own place,” Emily added.
This season has been marked by extreme in-fighting and headlines, leading to a first-ever eviction of one team. Manu Fieldel has also told press the show needs to return to its cooking heart.
But the attention has helped spike ratings. After lowest-ever figures against Nine’s Married at First Sight, the series has enjoyed a resurgence that sent it back to the top.
On the back of that success, Seven is already open for applications for 2019.