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Manu returning to My Kitchen Rules

“We want to go back to what MKR was all about at the beginning," says returning MKR judge.

Manu Feildel is returning to My Kitchen Rules in 2022.

The series, which was confirmed at Seven Upfronts, is vowing to return to its roots, but further judges are yet to be announced.

The show has switched to ITV Studios Australia following Seven Studios moving away from producing.

Seven’s Director of Network Programming, Angus Ross, said: “Whichever way you dice it, My Kitchen Rules is Australia’s favourite cooking show, adored by millions. We can’t wait to serve the nation more of what they love: real food, real people, cooking from the heart and of course, more Manu!”

Manu Feildel said: “I’m very excited to return to the head of the table and share my passion for food with you all. I can’t wait to be back in Australian homes again, meeting more incredible home cooks and sharing their food dreams. Bring on 2022!”

ITV Studios Australia CEO, David Mott, said: “It’s an absolute privilege that Seven have entrusted ITV Studios Australia in returning this much loved Australian favourite. It will be the show everyone fell in love with, along with a few new surprises. We cannot wait to get cracking on the casting to find out who will be crowned the winners of My Kitchen Rules 2022.”

Feildel remains popular within Seven ranks, understood to be on a network deal, and was moved to Plate of Origin, Australia’s Got Talent, Dancing with the Stars: All Stars and SAS Australia.

Contestant applications are now open at www.MyKitchenRulesCasting.com.au
Applications close midnight March 13th 2022 AEDT

13 Responses

  1. Good to hear that the show is coming back and will focus on the food. Co host/judge needs to be a Aussie and the best person for the role would be Poh! She relates to everyday people, has great cooking knowledge and skills but most of all has a great sense of humour.

  2. Hard to fathom the thinking here. 7 milked MKR for all its worth and then some. Fair play, it worked for ages (right up until it didn’t)……I guess they’re desperate for 7.30pm shows.

  3. As Maev….Sydney pointed out Ready Steady Cook, they might do better than MKR which I found became stale to have a RSC revival in a primetime timeslot. It has the factor to potentially do very well, especially if hosted with a charismatic host like Peter Everett or Ainsley Harriott. Manu has some appeal, though it will be interesting to find out who the further judges are.

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