Lifestyle

Renault gives Manu a taste for French flair

Celebrity chef Manu Feildel.
Celebrity chef Manu Feildel.

NOW HE'S MOBILE: Celebrity chef Manu Feildel recently bought a Renault Koloes.

CELEBRITY chef Manu Feildel returns in a new series of My Kitchen Rules on January 28 on Channel 7.

Along with his co-host Pete Evans, Feildel will visit the instant restaurants of a new crop of cooking wannabes as they try to impress him with their home-cooked creations.

We managed to track him down to talk about his motoring past and present.

What's your current drive?

(Until recently) I didn't have my driving licence. I drove motorbikes, never a car. I've just got a Renault because it's a French car. They're the best cars in the world. I got an SUV (Koleos, pictured right) because I want to be noticeable.

I can't drive well, so I need to be visible on the road. I'm turning 40 years old this year, so I think it's time.

I've got an eight-year-old boy and he pretty much needs to go to a lot of places.

During your childhood, what car did your family have?

We always had a crap car, to be honest with you. We didn't have any money. All I remember is the Renault 5, which probably doesn't exist any more. We also had a Ford Escort, which was red.

What was your first car and what happened to it?

I was always on two wheels. It's quicker and you can park it everywhere.

What is your dream car?

An Aston Martin.

VITAL STATISTICS

Who: Manu Feildel.

Current job: Celebrity chef on Channel 7.

Rise to fame: Feildel began appearing on television on Ready Steady Cook in 2005 and on MasterChef Australia in 2009 and has co-hosted My Kitchen Rules since 2010.

Topics:  cars news editors picks motoring renault



Juniors a big winner of NSW Tweed camp

NSW State of Origin coach Laurie Daley at the announcement at Mantra on Salt, Kingscliff on Friday

A win-win for both side and community

Man arrested in front of daughters to do weekend time

Man held in custody as he was refused bail in court.

Man to spend weekend in cell for weapons and drugs charges

NSW selects Tweed as Origin training base

NSW State of Origin coach Laurie Daley announces the new training location at Mantra on the Tweed Shire Coast for next years NRL State of Origin Series .

The NSW Origin squad will train on the Tweed in 2017.

Local Partners

No Murwillumbah ward specialist as changes flagged

A LACK of patients means a children's specialist is unavailable at Murwillumbah Hospital and those children who need one are taken to Tweed Heads.


Kernaghan's a 'boy from the bush' with a timeless quality

Country music singer Lee Kernaghan.

Lee Kernaghan is celebrating the 25th year of his breakthrough song.

Man builds playground entirely out of packing tape

Artist Eric Lennartson is in the process of completing his huge tape sculpture at the Ipswich Art Gallery.

VIDEO:And here's where you can play on it.

Cooly sings out for carols

Santa gets ready to skydive into the Coolangatta Christmas Carols on Sunday, December 13. Photo: Scott Powick Daily News

Santa dropping in for Christmas Carols at Coolangatta

Cruz Beckham's single a 'one-off'

He is not planning to launch a full-time music career yet.

Louis Tomlinson's mother dies aged 42

Louis Tomlinson's mother has died.

Star Wars spin off gets green light grom Lucas

Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, Felicity Jones, Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen star in the movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Lucas said to have enjoyed the latest Star Wars spin-off

BOOK REVIEW: The Mask of Command

This narrative from Anicent Rome has it all

The tech-version of the old pop-up book is here

IS THE old cardboard pop-up book a thing of the past?

Obama's private struggle laid bare in film

Australian actor Devon Terrell portrays a young Barack Obama in the Netflix original movie Barry. Supplied by Netflix.

Filmakers focus in on Obama's legacy

'Crucial' farm land eyed by defence department

Lawson Geddes moving the Brangus cattle to higher ground - which is the land the Defence Department is interested taking for the Shoalwater Bay expansion.

"You can't have one without the other.”

Former Shark Show for sale for $1.3 million

Vic Hislop at the old Shark Show.

TALK about a jaws-dropping real estate opportunity.

There's a whole lot of luxury in this home

The Endeavour Foundation's latest prize home in Mountain Creek.

WHEN it comes to desirable homes, it's hard to go past a prize home.

Horse haven on big acreage in Murwillumbah

55 Glencoe Road, Murwillumbah

Check out this week's feature property.

WATCH QTV: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!