IBBY & ROMEL
Dynamic duo Ibby and Romel are planning to raise the bar this season. “We will work harder than you can imagine and give this competition our heart and soul,” says Ibby, 30.
As for their fellow competitors, outgoing Romel, 42, isn’t afraid to share his thoughts. “I am not shy to speak my mind and put people in check,” he says.
Learn more about them here.
JOSH & AUSTIN
HOME-SCHOOLED BROTHERS, NSW
These outspoken brothers get on like a house on fire in the kitchen, but only one can cook! “I started cooking about a month before we found out we’re going on the show,” admits Austin, 21. But Josh, 25, who started cooking at 12 years old, says you shouldn’t underestimate his brother.“He is a quick learner so watch out!”
AMANDA & BLAKE
BROTHER AND SISTER, WA
Growing up together, these siblings credit their cooking skills to helping out in the kitchen at home. “We have learned a lot by trial and error cooking at home,” shares Blake, 32.
While they are ready to have some fun in the kitchen, Amanda, 29, admits she has her eyes on the prize. “I am not here to make friends,” she says.
MICK & JODIE-ANNE
HUBBY AND WIFE, VIC
After 16 years of marriage, Mick and Jodie-Anne have plenty of practice cooking together. “It’s something we have always done together ever since we first started dating.
Usually enjoying beer or wine at the same time,” laughs Jodie- Anne, 49, who started cooking at 8 years old. As for when Mick, 47, learnt to cook he says: “When I met Jodie-Anne!”
ANDY & RUBY
PASSIONATE PERUVIANS, QLD
Fiery friends Andy and Ruby plan to show Australia what real Peruvian food is. “We signed up because we want to put Peru on the map,” says Andy, 31.
“A lot of Aussies are still very unfamiliar with Peruvian cuisine so we want to be able to showcase how amazing our food is.” Ruby, 39, adds: “We are going to bring that Latin fire to the competition.”
STACEY & ASH
RECENTLY ENGAGED, NSW
Don’t be fooled by these Byron Bay lovebirds’ laid-back attitude. “We can have fun and keep everything light but knuckle down and get the job done when needs be,” says Stacey, 27.
“We work well in the kitchen together,” adds Ash, 34. “And always have each other’s backs!”
Stacey and Ash opened up about how Ash lost his eye here.
KARITO & IAN
MARRIED COUPLE, WA
Perth couple Karito, 33, and Ian, 37, are set to spice up the kitchen with their dance moves. “We always have fun and even dance while we cook,” reveals Karito, who learnt to cook from her grandma.
“We both believe that to make food taste extra delicious you need to put your heart into it and have fun while cooking.”
CHRIS & LESLEY
FLIGHT ATTENDANTS, QLD
These Queensland colleagues ooze confidence. “I wouldn’t be here believing I could win if I thought I had big weaknesses,” self- confessed show-off Chris, 57, admits. As for what Lesley, 50, will bring to the competition: “style, grace, class, a true team spirit," she reveals.
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