Former My Kitchen Rules (MKR) stars Kat Donald-Hill and Andre Pagano have welcomed their firstborn into the world.

The West Australian couple who first rose to fame after appearing on the last series of the Channel Seven cooking show have shared the delight with New Idea Magazine in their new baby daughter, Matilda.

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Matilda arrived weighing a healthy 4.05kgs, and Kat, 31, has revealed that she bonded with her little newborn instantly, despite her long-held fears that she wouldn’t.

An excited Kat told the New Idea magazine: “I love everything about her… including when she snorts like a little pig. Throughout my pregnancy I’d been worried “What if I don’t bond with my baby straight away?”

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Image Source: Instagram

The pair, who were often described as the show’s ‘villains’ for their drive to win and who often came under fire on social media from viewers, tied the knot last January in an intimate ceremony on Perth’s Swan River.

Matilda was born on December 29, nine days past her expected due date.  The assistance of an induction helped bring the babe into the world and changed her parents’ lives instantly.

The couple was convinced they were having a boy and were shocked when a girl arrived.

“She was just perfect,” Kat told the magazine.


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  • That’s a name I haven’t heard in a while. Lovely. Congratulations Kat and Andre.


  • congrats – hope your lives are filled with love and happiness


  • A new baby is truely a myrick and brings out the best in most people. Congratulations to them.


  • Way to go guys, hopefully Matilda doesnt judge Kat on her breast milk as badly as they judged peeps on their food on MKR lol


  • Lke. Hg


  • congrats to them, I actually have no idea who they are as I am not a MKR fan, but wish them well with their new arrival

    • yeah congrats to them. a new baby is wonderful and a blessing


  • Congratulations on the safe arrival of your little girl


  • I’ve never seen the show so i dont know who they are – sorry!!


  • Congratulations to the happy couple.


  • Congrats to them on the birth of their Matilda.

    • I love this name – such a beautiful name.


  • oh i didn’t watch the last season. congrats though!


  • Congratulations Kat and Andre!


  • Never heard of them, but congratulations anyway.


  • Matilda! What a lovely name! Congratulations!!


  • Congratulations to them both – such a special time. Her “bonding” fears are more common than many realise – so glad to hear things are working out for them Lets hope the media aren’t too harsh (or rather the general public). Parenthood is hard enough as it is.


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