Pete Evans and Manu Feildel to host next My Kitchen Rules NZ

The well-known Aussie culinary duo will be fronting the new season of My Kitchen Rules New Zealand next year
Pete Evans, Manu Feildel

When My Kitchen Rules New Zealand returns in 2017, there’ll be a new pair of judges weighing in on the contestants – but they’ll be familiar faces to many.

Pete Evans and Manu Feildel, who have been an integral part of the previous seven seasons of My Kitchen Rules Australia, were today confirmed to be hosting the new series of My Kitchen Rules New Zealand.

Watch Pete and Manu’s special message for NZ MKR fans in the video. Story continues below.

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Having eaten in hundreds of homes throughout Australia during their previous experiences on the show, Pete and Manu will now jump across the ditch to meet new teams of home cooks in New Zealand.

“I love New Zealand – there are so many beautiful places to visit, and so much local produce and flavours to cook with. I look forward to seeing what the Kiwis can cook up for Manu and me!” says Pete.

For Manu, the series will present an opportunity to sample “some great Kiwi flavours”.

“I haven’t spent a lot of time in New Zealand personally, so it’ll be great to get around the country and meet some incredible people and try their food,” he says.

This will be the third season of MKR NZ, which originally premiered in 2014 with chefs Ben Bayly and Gareth Stewart stepping in as hosts.

This series will be produced by Seven Productions, who are the original creators and producers behind MKR Australia, and will air on TVNZ 2 next year.

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