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MKR's Manu Tells What He REALLY Thinks About Ex-Contestants

Life after appearing on a cooking show can go a handful of ways.

Ex-contestants have been known to start their own cafes, restaurants, grocery lines or write a cookbook.

And some become food or restaurant critics.

This became a sticking point with My Kitchen Rules’ Manu Feildel and Pete Evans during a chat with 96FM’s Carmen and Fitzi on Friday.

“I don’t think it’s right,” Feildel said.

The TV hosts were in Perth promoting the new season of MKR which kicks off after the tennis on Seven.

Evans was slightly more tactful in his approach, saying that everyone was entitled to their own opinion.

“They are indeed,” Feildel agreed before adding “…but they need some kind of professionalism in their work, I think.”

Evans tried a different approach.

“It’s a bit like chefs taking over acting jobs,” Evans joked.

Feildel agreed, saying that amateurs critiquing professionals would be like them critiquing TV hosts.

“We can’t say ‘oh, the guys from MasterChef are crap’…you can’t say that because we’re all in the same boat,” he said before acknowledging the rather large hold he had dug for himself.

Listen to the entire chat here...

My Kitchen Rules returns January 30 on Channel Seven.

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