The cooking shows are off and running for 2013. Competing against Network Ten's MasterChef: The Professionals tonight is Channel Seven's popular food offering My Kitchen Rules — both shows will air on their respective channels at 7:30 p.m. Last year, clever TV casting saw a colourful bunch of people clashing during instant restaurants — remember "Dr. Evil" contestant Peter from Queensland, or "Princess" Jen who went on to win the series? — which viewers seemed to love, if the ratings were anything to go by.
In 2013 it appears we'll have more people to love and hate, as well as a new judge — The Four in Hand's Colin Fassnidge has deflected from his MasterChef guest appearances to replace Tobie Puttock once the competition moves to MKR HQ. And yes, it will once again be hosted by Manu Feildel and Pete Evans. Click through to see this year's batch of MKR contestants as well as fun facts about them.
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