Controversial My Kitchen Rules contestant Josh Bonwick says his first cook-up on the show was the “worst night” of his life.
The Sydney Christian missionary and his brother Austin donned their aprons tonight for the final instant restaurant of round one and it was a catastrophe from start to finish, with the pair netting just 31 out of 130 points.
Josh told AAA they never could have accounted for the chaos that preceded their disaster dishes, many of which scored ones from the judges.
“I had zero hours of sleep last night and it was a very stressful day,” he said.
“So many things went wrong and I couldn’t keep up with the problem solving of it. We were learning as we went. It was the worst night of my life, but it had to happen for what comes next.”
Manu Feildel appeared enraged with the poor quality of food and technique, which caused him to come to blows with Austin over why they were in the competition to start with.
“The reason I gave sass back to Manu was because we said in the beginning of the audition process that I had never cooked,” the younger sibling explained.
“They watched us in the audition cook and they saw that I had barely any experience. I didn’t even know how to cut potatoes in quarters. For Manu to get so angry, well, what did you expect? Don’t get angry at me, get angry at the people who put us here.”
The sharp-tongued team will now go into a last-ditch cook-off against WA’s Karito Acuna and Ian Hawkins for the chance to continue on the show. And while the brothers know they don’t have experience on their side, they are willing to go to battle.
“My Kitchen Rules is the same as (computer games) Call of Duty or Fortnite,” Austin said. “It’s a bunch of people being thrown onto a island, you have to get your weapons and fight for the death. On My Kitchen Rules, your ingredients are your weapons and you cook until the end. It was familiar territory for me.”
Josh added: “My Kitchen Rules is a game, and we are children — we know how to play games.”