It’s dominated the TV ratings and spurned countless debates across social media but before My Kitchen Rules crowns a winner tonight we take a look back at the show’s biggest shocks and scandals.

Tonight South Australian mums Bree May and Jessica Liebich face off against well-traveled West Australian friends Chloe James and Kelly Ramsay, but there’s been just as much tension cooking as food in this season of My Kitchen Rules. Take a trip down memory lane and relive the moments that shocked Australia.

“Pastry-gate”

Hailing from West Australia, well-travelled besties Chloe James and Kelly Ramsay quickly became the villains of the series. But it was the pair’s first instant-restaurant that really got fans offside. They scored a disappointing 49/110 and despite an overall disappointing performance it was the store-bought pastry they served up to the judges and fellow contestants that really sealed their fate. The pair were blasted by judges and attacked across countless social media channels for failing to serve up a dish completely crafted by their own hands.

Surprise! We’re married

When Carly Saunders and Tresne Middleton first hit our screens they were portrayed as the quirky best friends from New South Wales – it wasn’t until much later in the series that the pair revealed the shock twist to their story; they are actually married. They kept their relationship a secret while filming the hit show because they wanted to be known for their cooking rather than their personal life but the lovebirds confirmed that they are indeed a couple and cemented their relationship with a commitment ceremony in March 2012.

The breakdown

Friends Bianca Johnston and Thalia Papadakis suffered the season’s most dramatic breakdown when they burst into tears before serving up a disappointing main dish of Blue-Eye Trevalla with potato scales and Pinot-braised duck. Things went from bad to worse for the duo when they lost hold of their desserts and watched helplessly as the plates shattered down the stairs, bringing on a new round of tears.

The Captain and the controversy

David Kirk, who dubbed himself ‘The Captain’, caused quite the stir along with his ‘trophy wife’ Corinne Wieland during the show’s run, with a series of loved-up and ruthless antics. Viewers were even more shocked, however, when it was revealed the couple were both still married to other people and Wieland’s former husband accused the pair of having an affair behind his back.

The dads are sent packing

Fans flew into a rage this week when popular Queensland dads Paul Bullpitt and Blair Tonkin were ousted from the show just before the final, after losing by one point to Chloe and Kelly. Fans are even going so far as to boycott tonight’s final, saying the show is rigged.

What do you think were the biggest moments in My Kitchen Rules this year? Will you be watching the final and who do you want to win?

The My Kitchen Rules grand final will air tonight, 7.30pm on the Seven Network.