It’s been billed as one of the most explosive seasons of My Kitchen Rules ever.
And as the Channel Seven cooking show kicked off on Monday, personality clashes were evident during the first Instant Restaurant.
As brothers Josh and Nic served up an Italian feast, blonde BFFs Jess and Emma came into conflict with Roula and Rachael almost immediately – and neither duo held back.
‘I’d pick you up out of the chair and throw you out’: Feisty feud kicks off as MKR’s Jess (left) and Emma (right) clash with Roula and Rachael during first Instant Restaurant on Monday night
Jess was upfront about the fact she and Emma often rub people up the wrong way: ‘On first impression, people think that we’re horrible stuck-up b*tches until they get to know us
‘And they’ll still think we’re horrible stuck up b*tches.’
Meanwhile, Roula hinted that sh doesn’t pack a meek personality, declaring: ‘My family call me the psycho in the kitchen.’
So it’s no surprise that it didn’t take long for these teams – full of strong personalities – to come to blows.
Rachael got her claws out when it came to the blonde women, who she dubbed ‘The Plastics’ thanks to their apparent penchant for cosmetic enhancements and makeup.
‘I think that Jess and Emma are meant to be on the Real Housewives of Sydney. Or maybe Botched,’ Rachael offered to camera.
Meanwhile, on finding out that Rachael worked in real estate but was employed in lower position than her, Emma voiced her disdain for her competitor, stating: ‘Oh admin? I’m a general manager. We don’t have anything in common.’
Going head to head: Roula (left) and Rachael (right) look set to clash with their rivals this season on My Kitchen Rules
‘I think that Jess and Emma are meant to be on the Real Housewives of Sydney. Or maybe Botched,’ Rachael slung insults at the blonde sisters (pictured) from the very first episode
However, the knives really came out when Josh and Nic served the first dish of the night: an entree consisting of spinach and ricotta dumplings with gorgonzola sauce.
Explaining she doesn’t eat fried food because she ‘likes to look good’, Roula refused to eat the entree.
She then declared to the rest of the guests and the judges: ‘I just can’t stomach that’, despite several of the other guests praising the taste of the dish.
Plating up: Roula wasn’t a fan of the dishes Josh and Nic served up, particularly the fried entree (pictured: Josh and Nic with the main course)
Taken aback by Roula’s critique, Jess fired up at the feisty contestant.
‘To say that you can’t stomach something is pretty brutal,’ Jess told her.
Jess then added that if it was her home: ‘I’d pick you up out of the chair and throw you out’
Roula wasn’t going down without a fight and snapped back: ‘Sorry sister but if I don’t like something I will return it and if I can’t stomach it I will verbalise it. I could not stomach it.’
And it looks like the battle has just begun between the two teams with Roula later lamenting: ‘Why do you want to start beef with us? Because you’re jealous? Because you like this dress and I’m like you wish you could fit in it?’
‘Why do you want to start beef with us?’ It looks like the battle has just begun between the two teams, with Roula later stating the other team was ‘jealous’ because they can’t fit in her dress