My Kitchen Rules contestants David "The Captain" Kirk and Corinne Wieland haven't been afraid to talk up their cooking ability on the Seven show but the QLD duo, below, buckled under the pressure of delivering their first instant restaurant last night.
The couple, who have raised eyebrows for their 22-year age gap, made no secret of their confidence going into the challenge, with thrice-divorced Kirk calling his partner both the "seafood queen" and "queen of desserts" and Wieland speaking about how calm she felt before her guests arrived.
But the team's relaxed attitude may have been their downfall after judges Pete Evans and Manu Feildel agreed their menu of crayfish stacks with lime mayonnaise, angel hair pasta with mud crab and tropical Eton mess lacked "wow" factor. Rival teams complained of hunger pains while waiting more than two hours for the main to be served, with Feildel saying the pair wasted time making bread.
"I think you shot yourself in the foot… You should have spent all that time making your pasta dough," he said.
The Cairns lovebirds were awarded a final score of 46/110, which places them at the bottom of the leader board behind NSW newlyweds Uel and Shanelle.
Tasmanian friends Thalia and Bianca are the next team from Group Two to cook when My Kitchen Rules returns today at 7.30pm on Seven/GWN7.