Fairy Meadow shoppers were surprised by a film crew traipsing around the aisles of Coles Supermarket on Thursday morning.
Some staff had been busily working since midnight to make the store look immaculate, ready for the My Kitchen Rules team to arrive around 9am.
Two contestants – a brunette woman dressed in orange and white, plus a blonde woman wearing black – were seen with their “MKR” branded trolley wandering around fresh produce, international food and baking goods.
It’s believed the pair were collating their menu items before hosting other MKR contestants and judges at their home.
Managers and other Coles staff watched closely to ensure shoppers didn’t disrupt the crew by taking too many photos.
A spokeswoman for Prime7, the network which airs the reality cooking show, said it was too early to confirm when the new series would air but could be in early February 2017.
MKR was the Illawarra’s most watched show in 2015.