MY Kitchen Rules launched tonight with a celebrity filled dinner at South Wharf.
Hosts of the Channel 7 show Pete Evans and Manu Feildel arrived at the function on a boat down the Yarra.
Guests included Helen Kapalos, who has left the hosting chair of Today Tonight, joining Sunday Night as a reporter.
She said she is happy with the decision.
“For me it’s a dream gig,” she said.
“Last year when I first spoke to Peter Meakin (then Seven news boss) and I immediately identified the Sunday program.”
Evans said this season of My Kitchen Rules has a high standard of cooks this year and big characters.
The show will stick to its rating winning formula.
“There will always be twists and turns here and there as the show evolves but in terms of great cooks and characters we definitely have that,” he said.
Other guests included Winners & Losers stars Melanie Vallejo and Virginia Gay, and radio identities Tommy Little and Dave Thornton.
My Kitchen Rules starts on Monday at 730pm.