PS: Who were your best friends on the show? And which teams did you not get on with?
Camilla: We love Robert and Lynzey — they’re really beautiful people.
Ash: Jac and Shaz would have to be our best friends on the show I’d say. Robert and Lynzey were eliminated early on, so we didn’t have them anymore, so it’d have to be Jac and Shaz. It’s really hard — at the end of the day, the top five, we were all really close and enjoyed each other’s company. I think it’s a bit sad when you find out, when you’re watching the show, that some people have said things behind your back and in front of you they’re completely different. I don’t know. For the most part, everybody’s lovely.
PS: Would you say who surprised you in that sense?
Camilla: I don’t think we need to [laughs].
PS: What did you enjoy most about the show?
Camilla: Probably just all the different experiences, and all the different people we got to meet, and all the new friends we’ve made. The whole thing is an incredible life experience, and you can’t get it in any other way.
Ash: And you’re also forced, through wanting to achieve greatness on the show, you’re forced to become a better cook, so that’s also a wonderful thing.
PS: Did you girls enjoy the whole instant restaurant process?
Camilla: Hated it! [Laughs]
Ash: Didn’t like it at all.
PS: What did you hate about it?
Camilla: You’re exhausted, you’re rundown, you’re having to sit at other people’s restaurants for so long. It’s exhausting, and it’s boring, and it’s hard work.
Ash: You don’t get any snacks in between the five hours you’re waiting for somebody’s main to come out. It’s dinnertime, and you’re basically waiting at a restaurant for five hours for your food. It is ridiculous.
PS: Do you remember the latest one you had to sit at?
Ash: 5 a.m.?
PS: How about the ultimate instant restaurant rounds?
Camilla: Everyone was a bit better that round; it wasn’t as late as the first round. But it was still long, still exhausting, still stressful.
PS: What is your friendship like now?
Camilla: We’re really close.
Ash: Closer than it was initially. We were close to begin with, but having gone through the show together, and literally spent the last six months to a year by each other’s side, permanently . . . It’s trying at times, but you have to learn to be able to get over it, because nobody ever achieved success by being a moron, did they?
PS: What is the plan for you now? How do you want to use the exposure and your experience on the show?
Ash: We want to stay in the entertainment industry. We auditioned and got on the show for a reason, and that’s to pursue a career in entertainment, and presenting. And also to take our "food dream" throughout that with us. And also along the way touch on etiquette; I think etiquette has fallen by the wayside lately in Australia. It needs to have a comeback.
PS: Who deserves to win the show?
Camilla: I think everyone in the final five deserved to win the show, but Will and Steve are pretty tough contenders, and we’d be happier saying we lost to the winners.
My Kitchen Rules airs on Sunday, 7 p.m. The grand final airs on Monday, 7:30 p.m. on Channel Seven.