They just need a 'snuggly hug' ... Carly and Tresne are a breath of Australian air to the <i>MKR</i> kitchen.

'Weight off their shoulders' ... MKR's Carly and Tresne have come out as a couple.

Life's a little easier for rookie chefs Uel and Shannelle Lim now they don't have to keep their My Kitchen Rules demise and Carly and Tresne's relationship a secret.

The Lim's were eliminated on Tuesday after losing a sudden-death cook-off to Josh and Danielle, leaving just eight teams on the Seven Network reality series.

Shanelle smells a 'trap' ahead: that is, the trap of cooking food that everybody hates as she and Uel had into Sudden Death.

Eliminated Shanelle and Uel kept the pair's secret out of respect.

MKR was taped last year and all the contestants have a contractual agreement to not disclose any results or their own departure.

The team's also took it upon themselves to remain tight-lipped about Carly and Tresne's long term relationship despite the pair entering the show as "besties".

The two blondes publicly announced they were in a relationship this week and that they had even held a commitment ceremony two years ago.

Shannelle said she's pleased the girls went public with their relationship and also for the support the pair had received since making the announcement on Monday.

"We all knew during the show what was going on and we respected that they did not want the public to know," Shannelle said.

"Coming out is a big load off their shoulders and it's good they told everyone and received a lot of love from that too.

"All our family and friends liked Carly and Tresne and we knew a different side which we didn't share but can now."

Shannelle and Uel faced off in four consecutive elimination battles in quick succession, including their final defeat to Josh and Danielle.

The Lim's lost a people's choice restaurant challenge, a food truck challenge and a kitchen headquarter face-off before they went down in the sudden-death elimination by 43-45 points.

"It was very draining and going from one defeat to another was very emotionally taxing," Shannelle said.

"The challenge was trying to let the losses pass and move forward.

"You are working with couples and then against them and it's really tough especially against people you have gotten to know and like."

Uel said they may have prepared a lot of Asian food on the series, but at home Western food is their choice of fare.

That's mainly because Shannelle's parents, who are Indonesian, and Uel's parents, who are from Singapore, are not as fond of their Asian cooking as much as the MKR judges Pete Evan and Manu Feildel.

"We actually didn't cook Asian food much until this competition, we cooked more Western food," Uel said.

"When we are at home we cook Western food because our parents are really critical of our Asian cooking skills ... they're worse than Pete and Manu."

AAP