MKR contestants Dan & Gemma

“Gemma and I have two things in common - stubbornness and sport,” says Dan, a plumber. 

“We can be quite competitive.”

“We’re both really sporty people and, when you put those competitive juices into cooking, we should be able to do really well,” adds social media manager Gemma.

“We’re here for a test series not a one-dayer.”

Dan has been with Gemma’s sister for about eight years.

“I would describe Dan as your typical beer drinking Aussie bloke,” Gemma says.

“Our families are really close. He’s like my brother… well just as annoying as my brother.

“We’re doing this together because both of our partners can’t cook,” Dan explains.

“We’re going to cook food that people enjoy, stuff that we eat at home.”

Dan admits things can get quite fiery between them in the kitchen.

“Gemma and I argue a lot,” Dan confesses.

“If we don’t like the way we’re doing something we’ll let each other know how we feel.”