My Kitchen Rules judge Colin Fassnidge reveals his terrifying health scare: ‘My doctor


Colin Fassnidge has spoken about a terrifying health scare he had while filming the upcoming season of My Kitchen Rules.

The beloved TV chef, 50, told TV Week he visited the doctor after he began feeling ill and was told the issue may be more serious than he thought.

‘My stomach felt wrong and my doctor told me it could be bowel cancer. I had to have an operation but had to wait two weeks,’ he began.

‘I was on Google searching everything. You’re already dead once you’re on Google.’ 

Fortunately, the results showed he did not have cancer and Colin said the clean bill of health he was given gave him a fresh perspective on life.

Colin Fassnidge opened up on Monday about a terrifying health scare he recently had while filming the upcoming season of My Kitchen Rules. The beloved TV chef, 50, told TV Week that he visited the doctor after he began feeling ill, who told him the issue may be serious

Colin Fassnidge opened up on Monday about a terrifying health scare he recently had while filming the upcoming season of My Kitchen Rules. The beloved TV chef, 50, told TV Week that he visited the doctor after he began feeling ill, who told him the issue may be serious

‘It was something else and I remember the next day being like one of those influencers sitting on a cliff, taking photos of the sunrise. saying, “My God, how good is life?”‘ he added.

Colin recently joined the cast of Better Homes and Gardens for 2024. 

He will replace outgoing chef and presenter ‘Fast Ed’ Halmagyi, who departed the Channel Seven lifestyle program after 20 years in 2023. 

'My stomach felt wrong and my doctor told me it could be bowel cancer. I had to have an operation but had to wait two weeks,' he began. 'I was on Google searching everything and you're already dead once you're on Google'

‘My stomach felt wrong and my doctor told me it could be bowel cancer. I had to have an operation but had to wait two weeks,’ he began. ‘I was on Google searching everything and you’re already dead once you’re on Google’

‘Working on Better Homes and Gardens really feels like coming home. I’ve been friends with Johanna ever since I started at Channel 7, and the rest of the cast and I get on like a house on fire,’ Fassnidge said in a statement on Sunday. 

‘I can’t wait to get out on the road and travel around this beautiful country, cooking with some of the best and freshest produce in the world,’ he said.

The Dublin-born presenter promised to bring his ‘passion, humour and cheeky Irish flair’ to the series as he shows viewers how to create ‘simple, quick and affordable recipes that everyone can make and enjoy at home’.

Colin  has known Better Homes And Gardens host Johanna Griggs for some time, having met her on his first ever season of My Kitchen Rules in 2013.

He will continue to co-host My Kitchen Rules with Manu Feildel in 2024.

Colin lives in Sydney with his wife Jane and their two daughters, Lilly, 14, and Maeve, 12. 

Better Homes and Gardens will return to screens 7pm February 2 on Channel 7 and 7plus.  

Fortunately, the results eventually showed he did not have cancer and Colin said the clean bill of health he was given gave him a fresh perspective on life

Fortunately, the results eventually showed he did not have cancer and Colin said the clean bill of health he was given gave him a fresh perspective on life 



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