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Kelly Ramsay and Chloe James. Picture: Michael O'Brien/The West Australian

They were dubbed My Kitchens Rules' newest villains during the show's first week on air but WA's globetrotting duo Kelly Ramsay and Chloe James hope to redeem themselves during this week's second-chance cook-off round.

The pair will return to the kitchen to host their second instant restaurant in tonight's episode and will this time be dishing up a three-course meal to the three "gatecrasher" teams - NSW's Carly Saunders and Tresne Middleton, Sydney mother-daughter duo Cathy and Anna Lisle and Victoria's confident experimental foodies Josh Geard and Danielle Najda.

Intent on putting their disastrous culinary debut behind them, James and Ramsay told AAA they were thankful to be able to vie for a spot in the next round of the competition.

"We're definitely grateful for the second chance," James explained.

"We wanted to show people that we can cook . . . we set out to prove that we can make everything from scratch."

Ramsay said being grouped with MKR's two other lowest- scoring contestants - Queensland's outspoken couple David Kirk and Corinne Wieland, and Victorian hotties Harry Curtis and Christo Gibson - as well as the gatecrashers offered them the chance to start afresh with their competitors.

"I think we cooked more for the contestants than for the judges the second time around," Ramsay said.

"We treated it less like a party and more like an actual competition."

That said, the *Perth *besties admit they had formed a friendlier bond with their group-three rivals compared with those from the first group.

"We got along with them pretty much straight away," Ramsay said.

"The first group there was a bit of a clique . . . so it was nice to have everybody wanting to be friends with each other."

As for their tarnished reputation among MKR viewers, Ramsay and James - who will front WA fans during a series of cooking demos at the Mandurah Crab Feston March 15 and 16 - said they had learnt from being too vocal in front of the cameras.

"We went in with a completely different head space," James said. "We failed miserably the first time and said some horrible things and we're not going to make the same mistake again."