The Aussie chef signs on to host the new US celebrity version of the homegrown smash hit
New Idea Writer
He’s one of our most successful Aussie exports, appearing on just about every US cooking show as well as having a string of popular restaurants under his belt.
Now, Curtis Stone’s career is coming full circle, with the announcement that he’s the host of the new US version of My Kitchen Rules.
‘It’s so strange doing this over here because in some ways it's kind of how I started,’ he tells News Corp. ‘One of the very first shows I ever did was My Restaurant Rules in Australia and then that morphed into My Kitchen Rules – and then here I am hosting it in the US.
The Aussie chef has been doing great things in the States, hosting a number of TV shows and with a string of popular restaurants under his belt
‘It's exciting to bring a little slice of Australian television to America. It's a slightly different version to the one you see in Oz – we've got a bunch of celebrities as contestants so that brings a whole new element to it.’
Indeed, the US version will pit celeb teams of two against each other, with LeAnn Rimes and hubby Eddie Cibrian already signed up to go head-to-head with their exes, Brandi Glanville and Dean Sheremet.
‘What's so great about MKR is you get to analyse that relationship of who takes on that leadership role and who follows,’ Curtis, 40, says.
Curtis has been married to American actress Lindsay Price since 2013 and the couple have two young sons, Hudson, four, and Emerson, 20 months