‘MONEY NO OBJECT‘ FOR ALL-NEW JUDGES
Like most of Seven’s stable of retired reality juggernauts, My Kitchen Rules is making a comeback! While ratings plummeted in its final season in 2019, Seven has promised a refreshed new format – and a judging panel shake-up!
While reports indicate former judge Manu Feildel won’t be returning, our network insiders say he can’t be ruled out. “He’s still an adored network talent. If he wants back in, they’ll have him,” tells a source.
But it’s who will be standing next to him that has people talking. English cooking powerhouse Nigella Lawson is a frontrunner, as is Masterchef alum Hayden Quinn. While the likes of Nigella will likely cost Seven a pretty penny, New Idea hears “money is no object” when it comes to signing on the new presenters, who will likely be offered “millions” to do the gig.
“Their big drawcard is cash – they’ve got it and they’ll spend it, especially for someone like Nigella, who is huge crowd-pleaser,” tells the source, who notes Seven’s “big bag of tricks” is all about luring in the A-listers!