Brisbane siblings Amy & Tyson Murr have won My Kitchen Rules 2017.
The brother and sister team bettered fellow Queenslanders Valerie & Courtney to take out the 2017 title and the $250,000 prize.
Amy & Tyson scored 57 out of 60 points -including three perfect 10s- ahead of Valerie & Courtney’s 52 points in a marathon, 5 course finale.
The win comes despite Tyson being depicted as the show’s “angry, angry man” villain across successive weeks. But he proved his criticism of “average food” could be matched by “above average” cooking, demonstrated from their very first instant restaurant.
“I’m just so proud of what Amy and I have achieved together,” he said “We couldn’t have done it alone and I’m just happy to be sharing it with her. This is just the beginning. I can’t wait to see what the next chapter is going to be for me. Being crowned the winner makes my dreams of becoming a chef a reality. It’s going to happen.”
Amy added, “To go through so many hurdles, ups and downs, and to come out the champions, it’s like a dream come true.”
But there were plenty of compliments for the runners-up too. Pete Evans said the standard in the finale was amongst the best he had seen.
“My Kitchen Rules has brought us even closer together and we’ve really enjoyed these last few months,” said Valerie.
Courtney added, “I want to say a big, huge thank you to my mum. She’s an amazing person. She inspires me every day.”