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Major shake-up announced for My Kitchen Rules 2020 season

Get set for even more drama!

My Kitchen Rules Australia is set to return in 2020 with a major twist and a new judging style.
My Kitchen Rules: The Rivals will turn the heat up in the kitchen, with even more competition as five former favourite teams go head-to-head with five new teams in the "fiercest competition yet."
The rival teams will be living together in separate houses, and they'll have group mentors in Manu Feildel and Colin Fassnidge.
Through a series of cooking challenges in the houses, Manu and Colin will try to "bring the best out of their teams" to impress impartial judge Pete Evans.
Not only that, the network says that "a hint of romance" and "blossoming friendships" in the house will "add some extra spice" to the season. And, of course, classic MKR rivalry will be ever-present as the teams fight to win.
In the end, one team will be crowned My Kitchen Rules champions and take out the top prize - won by Newcastle friends and cricketers Matt and Luke in the 10th anniversary season earlier this year.
Matt and Luke faced-off against Ibby and Romel in a close Grand Final earlier this year.
Producers will have their work cut out for them if they want to match the drama of last season, however.
With cheating accusations levelled at runners-up Ibby and Romel, revelations they spent $30,000 AUD to try and win the title - not to mention drama following Matt and Luke's win, with suggestions from outraged fans that the final was rigged - it was the most talked about season yet.
And to top it off there was the shock romance between bartender Victor and beauty queen Piper - or as it was dubbed by producers, a "sex scandal".
All of those ingredients added up to be most controversial season yet.
Watch: The explosive moment Victor walks off set. Article continues below.
Filming for season 11 has recently ended, with Pete Evans and his Kiwi wife Nicola Robinson-Evans enjoying a holiday in the South Island last week. Their trip included glacial dips in Lake Tekapo and trout fishing expeditions.
The new season of My Kitchen Rules will premiere in Australia early next year. A date for the New Zealand screening is yet to be announced.