TV2 have announced plans for a local version of hit Australian cooking competition My Kitchen Rules.

It will be the third local cooking-based reality show on screens this year, following the fifth season of MasterChef, currently screening on TV One, and the debut of TV3's The Great Food Race earlier this year.

In My Kitchen Rules, currently up to its fourth season in Australia, teams of two face home-kitchen challenges in which they have to cook three course dinners for fellow contestants and judges.

If they progress to the next round, teams head to the restaurant and couples are eliminated each week. The drama comes from the chemistry of the couples under pressure to perform in unusual challenges.


TV2 Programmer John Kelly says the decision to make a local version of the show came from the popularity of Australia's version.

"New Zealanders just couldn't get enough of My Kitchen Rules, with 2013 being the highest-rating season yet," Kelly said.

Entrants need to be over 18 and duos must have a pre-existing relationship with each other.

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