My Kitchen Rules returns to screens with Nigella Lawson in hot seat

After a two-year hiatus – and a judging reshuffle – My Kitchen Rules finally made its way back to screens on Sunday night.

The 12th season premiere of the Channel 7 cooking show saw the return of foundation judge French chef Manu Feildel

who was joined by British home cooking queen Nigella Lawson.

Lawson was announced as a new judge earlier this year after the network parted ways with original judge Pete Evans following a slew of controversies.

Following declining ratings in 2019 and 2020, which saw viewers criticise the format for overdoing it on the dramatics

Seven promised the series would be bouncing back to its core values of “real food and real people” in 2022.

But it appears there’s still a little bit of room for some old-fashioned reality TV fighting

one new contestant shaping up to be this year’s MKR ‘villain’ after criticising everyone else’s tasting palates.