Dan and Steph Mulheron are $250,000 richer and well on their way to achieving their dreams of starting a family and opening a gourmet sausage shop after being crowned the 2013 winners of My Kitchen Rules. In a dramatic and nail-biting grand final that aired last night, the lovable couple from Hervey Bay beat fellow Queensland team, siblings Jake and Elle Harrison, by just two points, with a final score of 54 out of 60. Each team had to prepare 100 plates for a five-course meal.
Not many would have predicted Dan and Steph to be grand finalists after their rocky start on the show, which involved a cherry cola braised pork dish that was slammed by judges Pete Evans and Manu Feildel. (Funnily enough, that dish has ended up in the new MKR cookbook, which Dan can’t quite believe.) During our morning chat we also talked about their mindset during the final challenge, their response to comments about their ‘sob story’ (they wanted the money to help with IVF treatment costs), whether they took home any show souvenirs, and if they’ll get new tattoos to mark their win.
How are you? Did you get much sleep?
Steph: About four hours I think we got, so it’s not too bad.
How did you celebrate and watch the grand final?
Dan: It was pretty low-key. We just had a few friends and family at the Hotel Urban, where we’re staying, at a little bar there. Our wonderful publicist Josie was there as well. It was a great night, pretty low-key but good. Everyone we wanted there was there.
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