The first of the two My Kitchen Rules semi-finals aired last night, pitting Bondi personal trainers Luke and Scott against their good friends, married couple Dan and Steph.
The first of the two My Kitchen Rules semi-finals aired last night, pitting Bondi personal trainers Luke and Scott against their good friends, married couple Dan and Steph. The teams were tasked with creating a three-course menu for the judges to blind taste, and in the end it was Dan and Steph who triumphed with a score of 46 out of 60, beating Luke and Scott’s 41 to make them the first team through to the MKR grand final.
From the beginning, the Bondi boys have been known for their healthy, clean eating ethos, and they made no secret of how they wanted to spread the word of how nutritional food can be tasty. They struggled with a few challenges in terms of getting flavour into their dishes, and have even faced criticism about whether they deserved to make the top four. Luke and Scott addressed the criticism in our chat this morning, and spilled on how they managed to fit exercise into their days during the shoot, Luke’s reputation as a gossip, and why they didn’t mind losing to their friends.
How’s your morning been?
Luke: Yeah pretty good! We’ve just had a swim down at [Bondi] Icebergs, actually.
Luke, we see you pop up on Instagram — you guys seem to be very into social media.
Luke: Yeah, I mean we both think that’s a really important aspect of this process. We’ve got amazing people reaching out to us both about health, fitness, and just loving the show, and I feel if we’re in a position to reply to them, ‘like’ them and all of that, it’s pretty cool because it’s us being accessible to people who love the program.
Does your competitive mindset change when you’re cooking against your good friends in the competition?
Scott: No, not at all. It was nice to go up against Dan and Steph because when we were beaten by them we were happy and proud of them. But as soon as we headed into the kitchen it was all about doing the best we could.
More from Luke and Scott when you keep reading.