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Full story - plus the rest of the explosive secrets - in this week's New Idea!
Full story - plus the rest of the explosive secrets - in this week's New Idea!

As the saying goes, the way to a man's heart is through his stomach - or in this case, through a top-rating TV cooking show!

This week in New Idea, My Kitchen Rules contestants Elle Harrison and Matt Newell open up about their romantic brush off-screen while filming the series last year.

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But despite the pair's chemistry, the romance was short-lived.

"Matt is seriously one of the nicest guys I've ever met - he has a beautiful personality - but there was definitely no romance," says Elle, part of MKR siblings duo Elle and Jake.

Matt, who has paired up with his Dad Mick for the series, admitted to taking the brunette beauty for coffee, and has nothing but nice words to say about his fellow contestant.

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"She really is a beautiful girl and we get along well but nothing has progressed there," he confessed.

The problem? Elle shares that an MKR romance was simply not what she was looking for.

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"We were in the middle of a competition and there was a lot of hard work to be done. Plus Matt is only 20 and I'm probably looking for an older guy."

Tune in to MKR tonight to see the MKR Gate Crashers go head on!

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