Nigella Lawson and George Calombaris are the rumoured new hosts of My Kitchen ...

Nigella Lawson and George Calombaris are the rumoured new hosts of My Kitchen ...
Nigella Lawson and George Calombaris are the rumoured new hosts of My Kitchen ...

Channel Seven announced at the network's 2022 Upfront presentation on Tuesday that cooking show My Kitchen Rules would be revived with 'all new judges'.

And according to The Herald Sun on Friday, Nigella Lawson and George Calombaris are the clear frontrunners, with the pair being 'heavily courted' by the network.

It would see George, 43, return to hosting a primetime TV show after being axed as host of Channel Ten's MasterChef amid an underpayment scandal where his company admitted in 2019 to underpaying $7.83million in wages to its employees. 

Hot favourites: Nigella Lawson and axed MasterChef judge George Calombaris (both pictured) are the hot favourites to host My Kitchen Rules as Channel Seven announces its revival, according to a report by The Herald Sun on Friday

Hot favourites: Nigella Lawson and axed MasterChef judge George Calombaris (both pictured) are the hot favourites to host My Kitchen Rules as Channel Seven announces its revival, according to a report by The Herald Sun on Friday 

The Herald Sun understands the revived show would relocate to Melbourne from Sydney, with George and Nigella, 61, reportedly 'being sold as a package' deal.  

George and Nigella, who appeared on MasterChef Australia together, are close pals with the British cooking goddess having attended his nuptials to Natalie Tricarico in Greece in 2018.  

Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Channel Seven for comment. 

Close pals: It's understood the show would relocate to Melbourne from Sydney, with George, 43, and Nigella, 61, reportedly 'being sold as a package' deal. George and Nigella are close pals with the cooking goddess having attended his nuptials to Natalie Tricarico in Greece in 2018

Close pals: It's understood the show would relocate to Melbourne from Sydney, with George, 43, and Nigella, 61, reportedly 'being sold as a package' deal. George and Nigella are close pals with the cooking goddess having attended his nuptials to Natalie Tricarico in Greece in 2018

At the 2022 Upfront presentation, Seven confirmed that controversial anti-vaxxer Pete Evans and Manu Feildel would not be returning as hosts of My Kitchen Rules. 

Seven's statement read: 'The most successful cooking show ever on Australian TV is set to return in 2022, with all new judges (to be announced soon), a new batch of eager contestants, and all the fun and food that made it a huge hit for so many years.

'Australia's favourite food show will go back to the original recipe and back into the contestants' kitchens, with state competing against state.' 

New look: At the 2022 Upfront presentation on Tuesday, Seven confirmed that controversial anti-vaxxer Pete Evans (right) and Manu Feildel (left) would not be returning as hosts of My Kitchen Rules. The network said 'all new judges' will be 'announced soon'

New look: At the 2022 Upfront presentation on Tuesday, Seven confirmed that controversial anti-vaxxer Pete Evans (right) and Manu Feildel

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