One of the world’s favourite culinary cookouts is almost here. The 13th epic season of My Kitchen Rules Australia is set to air on Wednesday 11 October at 18:00, exclusively on M-Net (Channel 101). It will broadcast every Monday to Friday in the same timeslot thereafter.
Season 13 will introduce a brand new batch of 18 culinary hopefuls all vying for the coveted title of My Kitchen Rules Champion and the grand prize of $100 000 (that’s R1.2 million!). This season, celebrity chefs Manu Feildel and Colin Fassnidge will travel the country to meet some of Australia's most passionate home cooks. International food celebrity Nigella Lawson will join Feildel and Fassnidge as a guest judge during the final week at Kitchen HQ, where teams will undergo a high-pressure cook-off.
Viewers can sink their teeth into another delectable journey filled with extraordinary talent, heart-warming moments, and unforgettable dishes everyone will want to recreate at home.
Here’s why fans will love season 13:
The legacy: MKR remains one of the most popular cooking shows in Australia and has been running for over a decade. It’s produced some of the country's most famous chefs, including Julie Goodwin and Anna Polyviou.
The reach: The show is also a hit with international audiences and has been sold to over 40 countries around the world. M-Net proudly screens it to South African viewers.
The food: It’s not a cooking show without plenty of inspo for foodies. My Kitchen Rules Australia is known for out-of-this-world cooking, and this season is no exception. The teams will be creating everything from classic Australian dishes to international cuisine, and the judges will be looking for dishes that are both delicious and innovative.
The drama: With so much at stake, things are bound to get hot in the kitchen. This season, viewers can expect plenty of tears, tantrums, and rivalries.
The judges: Manu and Colin are two of Australia's most popular and respected chefs, and Nigella is a worldwide culinary legend. They’re known for their honest and constructive criticism, and they always bring a touch of humour to the show.
The diversity: The show features teams from all over Australia and from all walks of life. Viewers will love learning about the different cultures and cuisines that make up the land down under.
The first group of home cooks share why viewers should tune in:
Radha and Prabha: Identical twins from New South Wales who describe themselves as “twin-dians”, “MKR makes you feel good!”
Tommy and Rach: Best friends with chemistry from Western Australia, “It’s love, at first bite.”
Coco and Pearls: Feisty friends from New South Wales, “It’s a little bit fancy.”
Sonia and Marcus: The sweetest mother and son duo from South Australia, “It’s like a hug from mum.”
Nick and Christian: Food maestros from Victoria, “It’s a symphony of flavour.”
My Kitchen Rules Australia is available on DStv Premium on M-Net (Channel 101) from Wednesday 11 October and will broadcast Mondays to Fridays at 18:00, as well as live-streamed on DStv Stream, and is also available on DStv Catch Up after broadcast. Join the conversation on Facebook, X, Instagram, and TikTok.