By Kylie Walters For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 01:25 GMT, 2 February 2020 | Updated: 01:25 GMT, 2 February 2020
Pete Evans has set the record straight on speculation his role in My Kitchen Rules will be scaled back this year.
Speaking to the Herald Sun on Sunday ahead of Seven's revamped MKR: The Rivals premiere, Pete insisted he will enjoy plenty of screen-time in 2020.
'I am in every episode this season. I am definitely a part of it whether people love it or not,' the controversial chef defiantly told the publication.
'I'm part of it whether people love it or not!' Pete Evans has hit back at claims he is being phased out of new-look My Kitchen Rules: The Rivals
When the trailer for newly revamped MKR: The Rivals dropped in November, fans began speculating that long-term star Pete would play a reduced role in the 2020 season.
The show's all-new concept for 2020 will see five 'champion' couples go head-to-head with five new teams, under the reigns of Manu Feildel and Colin Fassnidge who will act as team mentors.
Pete will act as an independent judge between the rival