Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson ‘will only appear in half’ of My Kitchen Rules

Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson ‘will only appear in half’ of the episodes on Channel Seven’s rebooted My Kitchen Rules despite ‘huge’ pay day

My Kitchen Rules is returning to Channel Seven on Sunday, August 7, and will feature new judge Nigella Lawson alongside old favourite Manu Feildel.

But the British celebrity chef will only appear in half of the episodes, a new report has claimed. 

On Monday, The Australian reported that Nigella, 62, ‘will appear only for the first round of the show with Manu Feildel.’

MKR is returning to Channel Seven on Sunday, August 7, and will feature new judge Nigella Lawson (pictured) alongside old favourite Manu Feildel. But the British celebrity chef will only appear in half of the episodes, a new report has claimed

MKR is returning to Channel Seven on Sunday, August 7, and will feature new judge Nigella Lawson (pictured) alongside old favourite Manu Feildel. But the British celebrity chef will only appear in half of the episodes, a new report has claimed

Chef Matt Preston will then replace her for the second round, before Colin Fassnidge and Curtis Stone man the show’s finals. 

Nigella’s scant appearance comes despite her ‘reputedly huge fee’ the paper reports. 

Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Channel Seven for comment.  

On Monday, The Australian reported that Nigella, 62, 'will appear only for the first round of the show with Manu Feildel.' Manu is pictured left

On Monday, The Australian reported that Nigella, 62, ‘will appear only for the first round of the show with Manu Feildel.’ Manu is pictured left  

Global home-cooking sensation Nigella is replacing disgraced Pete Evans, who was axed from the Seven network in 2020 amidst the show’s falling ratings in its then eleventh year of production. 

Nigella has previously spoken about her excitement about starring on the series. 

‘When you think about the food you love, it’s nearly always home cooking,’ she said.

The cooking show was previously hosted by Pete Evans, (left), Feildel (right) and Colin Fassnidge (centre)

The cooking show was previously hosted by Pete Evans, (left), Feildel (right) and Colin Fassnidge (centre) 

‘I’m a home cook and it’s the food that I want to eat. I’ve come 17,000 kilometres to find Australia’s best home cooks.’

The best-selling author will travel around the country with Manu as they critique a new batch of passionate home cooks.

‘As MKR judges we make the perfect team, with our years of experience in professional and home kitchens respectively,’ Manu said.

‘And as lovers of delicious food and a fabulous dinner party, I can promise you we’re also going to have a lot of fun!’

Nigella's scant appearance comes despite her 'reputedly huge fee' the paper reports

 Nigella’s scant appearance comes despite her ‘reputedly huge fee’ the paper reports

Advertisement

Leave a Comment