Rachel Khoo in a scene from Rachel Khoo's Kitchen Notebook Melbourne.
Rachel Khoo in a scene from Rachel Khoo's Kitchen Notebook Melbourne. SBS

Rachel Khoo confirmed as My Kitchen Rules guest judge

BRITISH celebrity chef Rachel Khoo has been revealed as My Kitchen Rules' mystery female judge.

The chef and best-selling author, who has worked with the world's top chefs including Jamie Oliver, will embark on the reality cooking show's third round of instant restaurants with Colin Fassnidge.

"I will give each team praise, or constructive criticism where appropriate," Khoo said in a statement released by Channel 7.

"I want to encourage them to take on my feedback and improve their cooking skills. For me, the competition isn't just about winning, it's also about the experience of participating and becoming a better cook."

Khoo, who has filmed five cooking and travel TV programs in the past four years including Rachel Khoo's Kitchen Notebook: Melbourne, said she is looking forward to sitting back and letting someone else do the cooking.

"Being a judge on MKR is the perfect way to experience some Australian home cooking," she said.

"It doesn't need to be fancy. It doesn't need to be complicated. The most important thing is that the dishes the contestants cook are ones they're passionate about. They should cook with their heart and be fearless with their flavours. I don't want any half-hearted efforts."

The second round of instant restaurants, judged by hosts Pete Evans and Manu Feildel, continues tonight.


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