After 5 long months (including a 4 week hiatus for the Commonwealth Games), we finally know which of the 16 teams have made it through to the My Kitchen Rules grand finale airing this Sunday night on Channel 7.
Victorian mums Kim and Suong who have powered through with their cyclone-in-a-kitchen traditional Vietnamese cooking, will battle it out against Gold Coast couple Alex and Emily who have proven strong with their Mexicali fusion cuisine, for the $250,000 winning prize.
The road to the finale has been a tough one for viewers with the ousting of fiery friends Hadil and Sonya after their abusive outburst while fan favorites Henry and Anna, along with Olga and Valeria failed to impress the judges enough to make it through to the semi-finals.
Leaving just four teams to cook off, brothers Nic and Josh and friends Stella and Jezzey both missed the final hurdle leaving the last two teams of Alex and Emily and Kim and Suong to cook off on Sunday night.
Who will win? Find out this Sunday on Channel 7 and leave your thoughts in the comments section below!
My Kitchen Rules, the cooking competition show that’s become more known for its on-screen dramas and love-to-hate contestants than for any form of cooking, have been proudly advertising for weeks on end that for the first time in the shows long run, one team will been kicked off the show for ‘inappropriate behavior’. As we’re nearing this huge moment, what’s not being said is just which team is getting the boot so it’s time to do some investigating!
EXCLUSIVE: “You’re excused from the table!” 😱This year, one team will go too far… What is so shocking, they’ll be thrown out of the competition. #MKR, starts January 29 on @Channel7. pic.twitter.com/UpBbO7wH5I
Looking back at reports when the news first broke back in December of 2017 and January of this year, they all say the same thing : Production on the show was temporarily shut down while Channel Seven investigated an altercation in which sources said the contestants “crossed a line” involving an all-female team.
The altercation being noted is a ‘physical altercation’ with another team in a Tasmanian hotel during filming with several reports stating that the other team (which they had been feuding with prior to) was an all-male team.
So let’s break it down….
The very last promo for MKR before it’s 4 week hiatus showed a fiery clash with brothers Nic and Josh along side sisters Emma and Jess going against Sonya and Hadil which leads to the booting.
As it stands, the all-female teams remaining in the competition include Russian friends Olga and Valeria, fine dining friends Sonya and Hadil, life-long friends Kim and Suong, sisters Emma and Jess and waitresses Stella and Jazzey.
Recent promos advertising the elimination cook-off between Kim and Suong and Davide’ and Marco stated “one of the teams at the table would be kicked off” leading us to believe as Kim and Suong were cooking and not at that table, it’s not them.
As recent as late February, well into MKR’s run (and when we’ve gotten to know the teams), sisters Emma and Jess were being pin-pointed as the team but Jess has been quick to deny this saying while they were involved in the incident, it actually happened to them….”We’re just taking the fire, but we know the truth and it will come out very soon.”
In Tuesday’s most recent episode (April 17th) Sonya and Hadil began to get out of control, attacking Jess and Emma’s comments on their turn in the ‘Super Instant Restaurant” round leading to the all out fight.
So who gets the boot? Let’s look at the suspects.
Stella and Jazzey:
The waitress best friends have been mostly clear of any drama thus fur in the competition with Stella focusing all her attention on single hottie truffle farmer Henry. They have though been very vocal towards Sonya and Hadil when they go on the attack.
Boot likelihood: 1/10
Olga and Valeria:
The Russians made a memorable entrance to the show in round two of the instant restaurants, fast becoming the ‘team to hate’ but, once the show kicked into gear after the instant restaurant rounds, the girls have found themselves fitting in nicely with the other teams.
There’s been no real issues with other teams since the instant rounds but that’s no to say their fiery attitudes won’t burn up again!
Boot Likelihood: 4/10
Emma and Jess:
The sisters butted heads with now eliminated team Roula and Rachel (yay!!) and started their MKR journey off being very outspoken and not very likable but just like Olga and Valeria, the sisters have merged into the competition nicely with only a few minor spats with members of team two. Reports state that they have direct involvement with this ‘incident in question’ but they were on the receiving end of it.
More recently, the sisters have been one to not shy away from calling out Hadil and Sonya when they go on the attack.
Boot Likelihood: 6/10
Kim and Suong:
The Vietnamese mums have been on the receiving end of some not-so-casual racism during their run (Jess’s ‘domestic animals’ comment, Emily’s ‘magpie on the BBQ’ comment and Sonya’s ‘can’t afford fine dining’ snark) and Suong has clashed heavily with both Sonya and Hadil of recent weeks.
Suong it seems, has struggled more than Kim when it comes to the politics and games of the show and seems to be a main target for Sonya and Hadil though she has maintained a level head when on the defense.
Kim and Suong were also absent from recent promos advertising the “which team” will be booted they were cooking.
Boot Likelihood: 1/10
Sonya and Hadil:
The ‘stylish’ friends came out strong as the team to beat in round two, but even though the girls manage to continuously deliver outstanding dishes, they’ve become more known for their higher-than-though attitude and constant attacking of the groups in team one.
They have clashed with both Emma and Jess and Kim and Suong on more than one occasion showing they are not afraid to take down anyone they deem not up-to their level. The very last promo previewing the upcoming episode where it all goes down showed both girls going on into mega attack mode, with their sights firmly set on Emma and Jess and Nic and Josh.
Boot Likelihood: 9/10
Check out the promo for the “Super dinner parties” round and the fight that will see one team kicked out of the competition!