The winners of My Kitchen Rules 2022 have been crowned after a particularly short and advertising-filled season.
During the August 31 episode, Janelle and Monzir celebrated their well-deserved win taking home the $100,000 grand prize with their Sudanese and Turkish-inspired three-course meal.
“There are no words to describe this feeling. What was once now a dream is a reality. Having your dreams come true is not only an amazing feeling of joy but a privilege,” the faves wrote on Instagram.
However, many fans didn’t make it to the big reveal, thanks to MKR’s endless ad breaks. Many instead took to Twitter to complain about the near-constant interruptions.
Some people pointed out the shorter season meant the remaining two teams had only cooked three times before the finale.
Other viewers were baffled as to why My Kitchen Rules couldn’t afford to bring Nigella Lawson for the grand finale with all that sweet, sweet, ad break moolah coming in.
A Huge Advertising Campaign Accidentally Spoiled The My Kitchen Rules Winners
Speaking of advertising, fans pointed out that a Service NSW campaign aired from mid-August on the Seven Network had given away the MKR 2022 winners, with Janelle and Monzir being the only featured team in the advertisement.
It makes sense for the New South Wales-based couple to star in the ad; however, there were quite a few more (eliminated) contestants from the same state.
Alice Bottomley and her father Peter, Arrnott Olsen and Faraz “Fuzz” Ali and TV “villains” Steven and Frena also represented NSW on the show.
Most notably, Sophie and Katherine were only just eliminated in the semi-final and were also from NSW.
Between this awkwardly-timed ad campaign and the accurate predictions on various betting sites, fans weren’t exactly surprised that Janelle and Monzir took out the win.
We guess they were the only NSW team to have their cake and eat it too!
Nigella Lawson Didn’t Appear in the Grand Finale of My Kitchen Rules 2022
My Kitchen Rules fans were bummed that they couldn’t hear Nigella’s soothing voice (and iconic microwave pronunciation) one more time in 2022.
Many Twitter users admitted they stopped watching MKR after her departure. This made some fans suspect she would return to boost the grand finale ratings.
But alas, the queen of chocolate didn’t return.
Instead, Manu Feildel, Curtis Stone and Colin Fassnidge took the judging helm even though the beloved British chef still promoted the grand finale on Twitter, despite not appearing on the episode.
Hilariously, producers didn’t tell the 62-year-old icon how her international fans could watch the show.
We hope Seven at least sent Nigella a copy to watch back in the UK!
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