The final four MY KITCHEN RULES teams were determined last night after South Australian newlyweds Ann-Marie and Nick secured the last remaining spot in the finals.
They earned their place after convincingly beating NSW housemates Bill and Alex in a sudden death cook-off.
The two teams had to prepare their best three-course menu for judges Pete Evans and Manu Feildel and guest judges Tobie Puttock, Guy Grossi, Karen Martini and Liz Egan.
Ann-Marie and Nick scored 38/60 for their menu consisting of a seared tuna entrée, champagne risotto main and a gin and lime meringue tart dessert.
Bill and Alex failed to impress, managing only 24 points for their beetroot tart entrée, pork shoulder main and passionfruit soufflé dessert. “Where are the Bill and Alex we’ve seen in the competition?” Manu asked. “You can cook. You’ve proven it many times but tonight you lost the plot.”
Pete commended the boys on what they brought to the series. “We have loved having you in this competition. You guys have heart and humour which will be sorely missed.”
From 12 teams, now only the best four remain. The teams – who drew knives to determine who will cook in which semi-final – are set for their toughest week ever. One of them will be the next MY KITCHEN RULES champions.
SEMI-FINAL 1 – Monday April 11
Daniela & Stefania (Western Australia) versus Sammy & Bella (New South Wales)
SEMI-FINAL 2 – Tuesday April 12
Kane & Lee (Victoria) versus Ann-Marie & Nick (South Australia)
GRAND FINAL – Wednesday April 13
The winner of each semi-final will go head to head. In the ultimate test, they must prepare a five course meal for the judges. Who will be crowned champions and walk away with the $100,000 cash prize?
MY KITCHEN RULES airs Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7.30pm on Channel 7.