MKR's Colin ready to introduce his "off the scale" cooks
SIX new teams are ready to make their own marks on My Kitchen Rules.
Last night's show revealed a twist to the popular reality cooking show's sixth season: a third instant restaurant round hosted by guest judge Colin Fassnidge.
The Irish chef will be the sole judge sitting at the head of the table.
"I was like a loser sitting on my own," Fassnidge joked.
"I think that works to my favour because I got a bit more into what they were doing and saying. I got to listen and work out who's who and what's going on."
The 10 teams who just went through their own instant restaurants and survived elimination came face-to-face with the new competitors last night.
The third crop of home cooks includes two Queensland teams, Brisbane fathers Rob and Dave and South African expats Lynn and Tony, who Fassnidge said "did Queensland proud".
But perhaps most surprising are beautiful blonde butchers Katie and Nikki from Sydney's Upper North Shore.
"I got the best group. Some of them are so off the scale," he said.
"A few red wines into them and I was like 'oh my God'. I would sit there and go 'you just made the ad'."
Fassnidge is known for being the show's toughest scoring judge but said he gave plenty of encouragement off camera.
"One team had a really bad night," he said.
"I stayed back after and gave them a cuddle and said 'You know we might come back who knows? It's not the end of the world'. It's only cooking; we're not saving lives."
The third round of instant restaurants starts tonight at 7.30pm on Channel 7.
MKR's new teams
Rob and Dave, Queensland
These Sandgate residents met when their children started at the same primary school together. They discovered they lived on the same street and have been good mates ever since. The keen fishermen love to catch their own food but can also whip up a sponge cake.
Lynn and Tony, Queensland
This South African couple met when Lynn threw a cheeseburger in Tony's face. Tony then had to ask Lynn to marry him seven times before she said yes. They moved their three children to Australia and recently moved to Brisbane from Adelaide.
Drasko and Bianca, WA
Competitive husband and wife Drasko and Bianca met when they were working as competing journalists in Broome. Drasko, who family is Serbian, is looking for a career changes and hopes to become a chef.
Jane and Emma, Victoria
These flat mates are like yin and yang. Jane is a straight-laced corporate lawyer while Emma is a laidback advertising accounts executive. The duo loves throwing themed dinner parties and hosts "Gourmet Sundays".
Will and Steve, NSW
British lads Will and Steve met when they moved from the UK to Sydney to work for the same investment company. Both were made redundant and they hope to launch new careers in the food industry.
Katie and Nikki, NSW
University mates Katie and Nikki buck conventions. Both young women work as butchers as they study business administration and psychology. Nikki is the daughter of a butcher and has a large Croatian family.