Nigella Lawson makes shock exit from My Kitchen Rules after just one season on the revamped version of the Channel Seven cooking show
She was the big star on the revamped My Kitchen Rules last season.
But despite her popularity on the Channel Seven cooking competition, Nigella Lawson is apparently leaving the show.
According to the Herald Sun, the famed TV cook and author won’t be back on the reality series this year.
Nigella Lawson is allegedly leaving Channel Seven’s My Kitchen Rules after just one season
Neither Seven or Nigella have made any official announcement yet.
It comes after the glamorous Lawson was heavily featured in the run-up to MKR’s reboot last August.
She replaced controversial judge Pete Evans for the first part of the series and fans have said her appointment was a ‘massive upgrade.’
The British food writer joined Manu Feildel as a judge for the first time during the MKR premiere on August 7 and was incredibly well-received by viewers.
However, Lawson had left the series by August 16, after judging group one, stepping aside for Matt Preston to co-host alongside Manu for the remainder of the season.
Later Gary Mehigan, and Colin Fassnidge were added to the cast as guest judges.
Nigella was touted as the replacement for controversial chef Pete Evans. Pictured with Manu Feildel
Nigella previously spoke about her excitement about starring on the series.
‘When you think about the food you love, it’s nearly always home cooking,’ she said last year.
‘I’m a home cook and it’s the food that I want to eat. I’ve come 17,000 kilometres to find Australia’s best home cooks.’
During the season Matt Preston appeared on Fitzy & Wippa and revealed some surprising quirks about his co-star.
The British food writer joined Manu as a judge for the first time during the premiere of the reboot on Sunday, August 7 and she was incredibly well-received by viewers
‘Nigella is like that younger sister you love but is a little bit annoying at times, she likes a little pop at you. Which is why I love working with her,’ Matt, 60, revealed. ‘She’s mischievous.’
MKR had once been a ratings juggernaut for Seven, but its popularity nosedived in recent years as viewers flocked to Channel Nine’s Married At First Sight instead.
The 2022 MKR grand finale was a ratings hit despite less than impressive viewing figures across the season’s 15 episodes.
Janelle and Monzir won the grand finale and pocketed a $100,000 prize.
The nail-biting last 15 minute buildup to the announcement of their win drew an average metro audience of 643,000, while the previous 67 minutes drew 528,000 viewers across the country.
Casting is currently open for the 2023 season of My Kitchen Rules.
Lawson left the series by August 16, after judging group one, stepping aside for Matt Preston to co-host alongside Manu for the remainder of the season