My Kitchen Rules contestants JP and Nelly.
My Kitchen Rules contestants JP and Nelly. Channel 7

JP and Nelly ready for their MKR cooking debut

LOVE is in the air for Coast cooks JP and Nelly.

The young couple is madly in love and hopes to put that love into their cooking on My Kitchen Rules.

The lovebirds host their instant restaurant on the reality cooking show tonight and will need to beat the miner diners' score of 60 to secure their spot in the next round.

While they now live at Redcliffe north of Brisbane, they wanted to cook close to Nelly's family on the Coast.

"Her sister's house at Little Mountain was perfect," JP told the Daily.

"We spend a lot of time there. We're up on the Coast every second weekend."

Tea ambassador Nelly is sure to infuse her love of the versatile brew into her cooking on tonight's show.

 "It will be like a mad hatter tea party," she said.

"When I started working at T2 I learned everything about tea. Why I love it is because you can do so much with it."

JP, which is short for Jean Paul, doesn't believe having a French chef for a dad will give him any sort of advantage on the show.

"You would think so but the first time I told him we were going on MKR his first response was 'Why? You don't know how to cook'," he said.

"He usually cooks for us so once we showed him what we could do he was surprised.

"What I'm good at is opening a fridge everyone says is empty and making an awesome meal out of it."

JP, 30, and Nelly, 25, met while working at a City Beach surf store six years ago and have been dating for four years.

"We connected instantly," Nelly said.

"Then I moved away to Sydney for a bit, but I moved back for JP. He brought me back to Queensland."

My Kitchen Rules airs tonight at 7.30pm on Channel 7.

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