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Guest Post: House Rules – Time To Reno Danielle and Ben’s QLD House

Gidgit Von La Rue is keeping this blog going at the moment with her House Rules posts. Over to Gidgit:

So before Sharknado hits Brisbane (oh if only) we get to see Danielle and Ben’s home. It previously was built by the owner and it’s a mish mash of rooms and wood panels. The outside of it is even worse – but that comes later once the first team are booted (crossing every finger it’s Brian and Karine) Joh rocks in to say ‘yep this is the place you lot are doing – get to it’ and the house rules are revealed! To me there should be house rules – two lists – what TO do, and what to NEVER do in a million years! Not only that the shows steps things up with letting Danielle and Ben pick an ‘inspirational item’ for each room and I like this. Reno Rumble do it and I think helps lead the renovators on what style to take things – well that and google images.

Boofhead Brian and Karina are in the tent this week and kinda pissed they did not show us them suffering in it on the night of the storm! Carolyn Burns McTwitter told me they did indeed stay in the tent – but pics or it didn’t happen.  Danielle and Ben have a mortgage over $400,000 and WHAT? And you bought that?? Jesus christ. Danielle is an artist and wants an art studio which is not that hard to achieve with so many rooms! Her style (because it’s not his, lets face it) is eclectic hip funky retro preppy etc etc.  God the outside of the house is hideous!  Matt is scared what they are going to find and turns out it’s the entire bug population of the Amazon jungle is living in the walls. I’ll get to that later. Ben admits they bought the worst house on the best street but dude – it’s Brisbane!  (kidding Queenslanders) Oh ok the reward for winning last week is buying the inspirational items. I missed that.

Off trot Ben and Danielle and the teams check out their 70’s Swedish porn house. It’s not like any ski chalet I’ve stayed in and a log cabin house has LOGS – so Swedish porn it is! For the first time (in my shady terrible memory) it’s a two story home and upstairs is like a Swedish sauna. God I watched WAY too much Eurovision this past weekend. Matt picks up straight away they have termites and bingo – give that man a point.  Why don’t they record this show in winter? Do everyone a favour! Corrine and Bronik discover Danielle is an artist and to be honest I preferred her pop wall art over her scenic art.  The house is huge so it’s going to be a big week and no doubt Brian acting like a prick.  Bronik and Corrine get entry, laundry and guest bedroom. Master bedroom, butler entry, halls and back entrance – Steve & Tiana, living room and bathroom for Cassie and Matt, kitchen, stairs and art studio for Brian and Karina and finally Ryan and Marlee get upstairs, ensuite, dressing room and downstairs dining room!

Tip – ALL the teams cannot stand Brian and Karina and join the club! So house rules time (I promise). The rules are as follows:

  1. Style our house preppy eclectic (don’t worry I had too google image it as well)
  2. Deliver us a mix of old and new one off pieces
  3. Make out entry quiet but showy
  4. Retain a hint of ski chalet in the living room
  5. Give us (in other words Danielle) a dressing room to die for

They may have also wanted to say they both HATE HATE HATE red!

So time to tag the keep items and Brian being the generous person he is tags ALL Danielle’s art so no other team can use it. What a doll. Cassie the crier and Matt are off to Masters to pick bathroom stuff. Day 2 and bring on the dramas. Time for teams to see their ‘gifts’ from Danielle…and Ben.  I like all of the things Danielle picked and she obviously loves the artist Frida Kahlo! ‘House space’ fight time! This is always not fun. Everyone wants as much space as possible and with Brian in the mix it all gets messy.  Already ‘stair-gate’ begins because the original stairs were not up to code and it messes up Ryan and Karlee’s floor plan! To be honest not sure why an ensuite is being put upstairs? Bit of a confusing design.  Tip Marlee and all women – men listen to strangers over us! It’s part of their weird make-up. Tiana manages to ‘wrangle’ Ryan re the dressing room and Steve and Tiana also have to work with Brian and Karina and god help them!

Haha – Ben and Danielle are sent to a wooden holiday house like their own house – nice one producers!  Demo time and demo is fun – get into Tiana you princess. Your dad works his ass off.  Turns out the removing of walls etc lead to bug central!  Tiana “bugs, they crawl’ – yep, they are not performing Swan Lake honey! It’s boiling hot, bugs everywhere – and THAT is why I live in the beautiful cold freezing Blue Mountains!  Why is there just ONE master copy of the plans? Oh that’s right – to cause drama.  He’s got bored talking to Ryan so goes to Steve to say a microwave needs to go somewhere – ummm, it does not have to be ON the counter! Mine is underneath next to my kitchen draws! Lovely – tucked away!  Brian and Karina go shopping for the kitchen and bee-line in on a retro looking red and black stove – cross to Danielle & Ben saying they HATE red – especially red with black! Bam!  Go for deep green in the retro stove. Oh actually it’s Brian and Karina – yeah go with red.

In rocks Carolyn Burns McSafetyHat to help out the teams and she really does have good ideas – hell, she’s a professional designer! STORM WARNING! Site is shut down, it’s all going to be like the movie Twister – run for your lives! Oh, all good -a bit of wind, heavy rain and some hail. We get that every second day up here! But turns out storm = SHOPPING! Woot!  Tiles first and I’d be in heaven! Oh and Preppy eclectic does not mean every bright colour in the world! Ryan & Marlee are off to do some dining room shopping and yet another awesome shop!  Show more shopping show so I can live through you!  Day four, the storm is now sunshine and demo continues. Hey remember that made rush you all have last day – maybe start doing that NOW!

Brian makes some lame ass kind of ‘peace offering’ to Marlee by giving her a copy of the stair plans and wow – so big of you – dickhead. Cassie is freaking out…AGAIN! This girl really does not handle pressure or decisions very well at all. She’s always a mess!  Brian and Karina have smudged soot over their faces ala Tim & Anastasia style ‘look, we are working’. Carolyn Burns McIdeas rocks in to give advice about the art studio they have to do! It needs a sink!  Bronik & Corrine are off shopping at an AWESOME antique store.  Bronik is finding pretty naff stuff while Corrine is rocking in a 70’s sex chair! Next up is Brian being Brian and rather than working on their OTHER areas – starts cutting down the stairs with Marlee, Ryan, trades and camera crew stuck upstairs now needing to them to all abseil down the outside of the house to get down? Karina did try to stop him in the most meek pathetic way rather than stepping in, slapping him and screaming ‘put that fucking jig saw down or you’ll be sleeping on the road capish?’ I kind of think she has no problem with how he behaves! Eh, water finds it’s own level.

Great thing is Brian asks Bronik for more space…guess what…SHUT DOWN BRIAN! As Bronik wisely says “if they were nice people who help out – I would have given it to him – he’s not!” Good for you Bronik.  Join now the Bronik Fan Club by applying underneath this review. Just type ‘Member of Bronik fan Club’ and lets show him some support for standing up to dick head Brian.

See you tomorrow night folks! Don’t forget the wonderful River Cottage Australia on Foxtel Lifestyle Tuesday night – new season. And do not miss The Hotel Inspector if you have Foxtel. Alex Polizzi is my other girl crush other than Danielle!

May 26, 2015   14 Comments

Guest Post House Rules – Steve and Tiana’s House Reveal

Thank you Ms Gidgit Von La Rue for another sterling recap. Over to you:

Recap of the week of teams working in Western Sydney and girls crying, Brian being a delusional asshole and everyone running around like chooks without heads.  Maybe a bit of ‘panic’ at the beginning of the renovation rather than last 2 hours of the renovation might have helped complete areas properly? Now Tiana is newly engaged/or married – so does not live in the family home anymore. Steve lives there with his new partner, 23 year old son Andrew and 5 yr old son Rory.

Brian & Karina have Steve & his partners bedroom and are truly making a right mess of it. It’s unfinished and what they have done sucks balls. They really did not have that much to do really compared to other teams. The single toilet they did was too small (even though designer Carolyn Burns McNecklace warned them it was too small) & they didn’t have to do much in there as professional tiler and plumber would have done all the work! So really all they had to do was the home owners bedroom and they fudged that up big time.

In comes Joh Griggs looking very retro glamorous and is kind of stunned at the amount of work they all need to complete and I don’t blame her. Cassie and Matt are doing Rory’s superhero bedroom and any 5 yr old would love it! Ok maybe not a girl. Ryan is getting the shits with Marlee for being out all day so Marlee cries. God these girls cry a lot. Man up…well woman up.  Love it or hate it, Bronik and Corrine’s bathroom art splatter painting is certainly…red! Turns out the art was more important than towel racks in a bathroom! Woopsie.

Danielle is obsessed with bloody LED lights and glad she just used them in Andrews bedroom and not all over their other area which is the lounge room.  Carolyn Burns McShocked is, well, shocked at Brian & Karina’s unfinished horrible main bedroom.  Brian is beyond stubborn as usual and his wife isn’t much better. So some teams get finished, others don’t and it’s back to House Rules headquarters for the judges Wendy and Joe to wipe their designer eyes over the Sydney renovation. I’m expecting a lot of ‘well it’s just not finished’ being said A LOT and it is. Now remember they all had SEVEN days to do this. And not just on their own, they have the use to trades. I know it’s hard but really no excuse. Each team is not doing the entire house! (I can hear some of you saying “Oh I bet you couldn’t do any better” – agreed! That’s why I do not apply for these shows!!! I’m not nuts!)

First areas judged are Ryan and Marlee’s and Ryan has made Marlee cry about three times this week so still less crying than Cassie! They have the kitchen, the hall and the entry. The kitchen is huge, lots of storage and the judges find it hard to fault. They DO find fault with the hallway and entry which are unfinished (drink).  Oh and Bally poster/artwork in a renovation show (drink).  Up next is Bronik and Corrine’s areas of the main bathroom and dining room. They took a big risk with their artwork ‘shot in the head’ painting for the bathroom but the judges love it. Wendy loves the square table because it’s like a round table as there is no ‘head’ of the table. Ah not too many people do have those long ass tables you see in historic grand homes with Posh Dosh sitting at the head being served on by a servant – as far as I know. They love the bathroom and miss a few issues including no towel rack! Guess they had rose coloured glasses on due to that Aunt Flo painting?

Cassie and Matt have the laundry and 5 yr old’s bedroom and DRINK – ‘unfinished laundry’! I do also think all the teams took the whole ‘red, black and white’ WAY to literally! Rory’s superhero bedroom is cool and I disagree with their comments about the bunk bed. Bet Rory will have buddies staying over plus I doubt a 5 yr old is going to say ‘hmmm, just too cluttered with AWESOME SUPERHERO STUFF!’ Asshat Brian and Karina are next with their tiny weeny toilet with stupid light/clock monstrosity and horrible unfinished main bedroom. As someone said on twitter, I don’t feel sorry for Brian & Karina – it’s lovely Steve & his partner who have to sleep in there. I feel for them!  The main bedroom is not just VERY unfinished but it’s badly designed with no taste or class. It’s bloody horrible. It’s really like Brian and Karina just phoned this week in – on their delusional no taste phone. Danielle and Ben have nailed Andrews bedroom and not just that pretty sure Danielle has not cried yet so you go girl! She’s a hard worker too so I’ll forgive she does not like shopping (weirdo). They have also nailed the lounge room with huge black leather lounge big enough for everyone in the family to sit on and what happened to Steve’s aquarium? Poor fish gone to – well, sleep with the fishes?

Time for judges scores and god damn Brian is completely delusional. Beautiful Joh welcomes the judges and the scores are: Team Tassie, Cassie & Matt = 13, Team SA, Ryan & Marlee = 12, Team QLD, Ben & Danielle = 13 (bit harsh). Team Vic next, Corrine and Bronik = 15 and finally Team WA, Boofhead & wench (sorry I mean Brian and Karina) = tent city (7). Hahaha. Now to watch Steve & his family check out their newly renovated house! This should be good.  God Steve is a lovely man. I’m so glad he’s found  a new partner. (Bet her and Tiana don’t get on!)  Rory is STOKED with his superhero room of course. “Dad, this is the best room ever” Take THAT judges!  They HATE Brian’s stupid clock/light tacky crap – can’t blame them.  Then Steve finds his bedroom and is appalled! Poor guy’s partner said “I want the old room back” OUCH!  23 yr old Andrew LOVES his room so the only people in the family that got the shit room was poor Steve & his partner. They do love the new bathroom but no towel rack, Tiana HATES the art & Steve would have preferred the outcut thing with a mirror in the shower, not the bath (guessing so he can shave).  Steve is SO appreciative and it’s touching. Ok – now score time from Steve & Tiana!  Ryan & Marlee get 7, Cassie & Matt get 7, Bronik & Corrine receive a 6 (they didn’t love the bathroom as much as the judges it turns out!) Brian & Karina now & a well deserved 3 (be funnier if it was a minus 2!) and now Ben & Danielle who lets face it pretty much the only couple that finished their areas – so they get a 9! Woot!

Leaders are Ben & Danielle and bottom are Karina & Brian – welcome to tent city! This week is Ben & Danielle’s house in Qld in the worst weather ever and again – welcome to tent city Brian & Karina! See you tomorrow night folks! Also congrates to Guy Sebastian coming fifth at Eurovision! Great performance.

May 25, 2015   21 Comments

Where Are They Now Series – Hotdog From Big Brother

Thanks to Pablo Newton-Farley and his weekly series of interviews with reality TV contestants we get to find where they are up to. And you can hear him on mornings on Spirit Radio in the Pilbara region of WA.

May 23, 2015   11 Comments

Guest Post: Survivor World’s Apart And The Winner Is….

A big thank you to Rosie for her blogging of the latest series of Survivor. You have no idea how grateful I  am Rosie. Now over to her recap:
Part 1:
And as ever, we start after last week’s TC. This time, Wodney wants to know why Carolyn didn’t tell him she had an idol. I keep asking myself,  can he really be this stupid, but he continues to prove that yes, yes he can. Mike is still feeling very alone in the game.
Reward Challenge. Their families are here! Mike’s mum, Rodney’s dad (although he keeps calling his dad “brother”, causing my eyes to roll like crazy), Will’s wife, Carolyn’s husband and Sierra’s dad. It’s one of those obstacle course… collect tiles… puzzle thingies. Will actually puts an effort in, as does Rodney. But does either of them win? You’re kidding right? Mike wins, and good on him. He gets to bring his mum, Debra, back to camp for the night. He lets off a bit of steam to her about how the others have ostracized him, and she helps him to feel a little better. The next morning they get a clue for the upcoming immunity challenge. Both of them are taken to the challenge site, where they get 30 minutes for Mike to be blindfolded, and led through a maze by Debra. She gets it wrong and feels really bad. Of course our Mikey, being a proper gent won’t tell her she stuffed up, so all is well. Maybe…?
Immunity Challenge. Yep, it’s the maze where our players are blindfolded. (However did you guess? 😀 ) They start in the middle of the maze, and must find a set of medallions near each corner. Once those have been found, they must work their way back to the centre where they will, if they are lucky, find the immunity necklace. Of course the person who finds it, wins it. Jeff tells the others that Mike had an advantage. But doesn’t tell them that it was a pretty useless one, as it happens. The others all try to help each other, to beat Mike. Way to make him feel good! But…. Mike wins again! Yay!
Scramble time. And there’s some serious scrambling today. Mike chats with Carolyn and Sierra, both of whom want to get rid of Rodney. They say he’s lazier around camp than Will. Plus, he’s RODNEY! Mike says he heard them plotting against him during the challenge so needs some sort of guarantee. Sierra says she and Mike had a bond in the past, and she’ll 100% vote Rodney tonight. Mike joins Rodney in the hammock and Wodney asks what he’s thinking. Mike tells him it will be between him and someone else. He tells him the girls want him out, and Rodney says something about “those broads” being hilarious and carries on talking nonsense about them. Yep, you’re gonna have no trouble finding yourself a woman once this airs, Wodney…
Tribal Council. Dan, being a child of 4, seems to be sulking, choosing to answer Mike’s pleasant smile with a pout. Gawd, you were voted out 3 days ago, for fuck’s sake! Jeff asks Mike if he’s the swing vote and Mike agrees. I’d say he’s in a straightforward power position right now. Rodney says he swore his vote tonight on his sister’s life and… I’m sorry, I don’t get how your sister being dead can have any possible effect on your vote in a television game show. What am I missing here? On to Sierra, who says she works hard around camp and is playing hard. Jeff says being good at challenges isn’t necessarily a plus at this point. Maybe not, Jeff, but winning them sure is! Time to vote. We see Rodney vote for Sierra, and Sierra vote for Rodney. Jeff reads the votes: “Ciara”, Rodney, Sierra and Sierra is joining the jury. Dan is stunned, although I don’t for the life of me understand why. Carolyn appears to be quite upset. Sierra tells us these people are all liars (well duh, they’re playing a game for a million dollars, darling) and she’ll take it as a compliment because she is a strong player. Hmm. And ha! Carolyn is quite the little actress, since she voted for her! 😆
Part 2:
Immunity Challenge. The last one for this season, and therefore, it could be said, the most important. It’s one if those…yawn… untie knots… obstacle course… puzzle pieces… yawn… Will wins! Nah, just kidding, in fact he all but dies, and I’m amazed Jeff doesn’t call Medical over, his struggle for breath sounds so horrendous at times. Feller hasn’t got any fitter during his stay. No, immunity is won by………Mike! And in one of the best bits of the night, the other three contestants show Mike some respect and have a group hug before Will places the necklace around his neck, instead of Jeff doing it.
Scramble time. Mike and Carolyn are having a conversation at the same time as Rodney and Will. Mike tells Carolyn he won’t vote for her, he’ll vote for Rodney, which will mean it will be a tie, and will therefore come down to a fire making challenge. He tells her she should get the flint and other fire making gear and do some surreptitious practice. She does, but can’t get a flame going. Zounds! She tells Mike, and even gets a bit teary. He tells her she needs to relax.
Tribal Council. Jeff congratulates Mike on definitely making it to Final 3. Oh my God, Dan is still all pouty! What a pathetic little wuss he is. I do feel for the people who have to live with him. Even as the others talk about putting the necklace on Mike, Dan continues his poor behaviour, with the eye rolling and face pulling. Of course it’s getting him plenty of camera time, so I guess he’s achieving his goal. Then again, is his goal really to look like a childish, fucking idiot right across the world? To the vote. We see Carolyn vote for Rodney and Rodney vote for Carolyn. Jeff reads the votes: Rodney, Carolyn, Carolyn, Rodney. The jury laughs as Jeff announces there will be a fire making challenge. And the excitement! Sorry, did I say excitement! I meant total mind numbing boredom. It goes on…and on…they break flints…they get new flints…someone slits their throat in an effort to enliven the proceedings until finally! We have fire! From Rodney… but it’s okay, because Carolyn has flame too, and what’s more, hers is bigger than his and stays that way until she wins the challenge! Phew! I don’t know about you, but I feel as though I need a cigarette,  and I gave up smoking over 30 years ago! Rodney swears, mostly at himself at this point, and leaves. However in his ‘to camera’ spiel, he calls Mike a scumbag redneck who’ll get what’s coming to him. To be fair, he does say he’s found peace about ten minutes later. But he doesn’t apologize for the things he said about Mike.
Last day at camp. Will says he is relieved there’s no more strategy left and says he has made all the moves he had to make. Pardon me for asking the obvious question here, Will, but what moves would those have been? Oh! I get it. You mean you moved from the sleeping area to the eating area to the challenge… Moron.They eat their fancy breakfast. Carolyn seems to think this has been a season of gamers, although I can’t really agree with that sentiment. Mike has felt alone in this game. He knows now that he can go over or under or even bust through any walls, but is worried that a lot of people don’t like him.
Final Tribal Council. Jeff congratulates the Final Three. Oddly, they don’t get to make opening statements this time. So we swing straight into the jury’s questions.
Joe is first. He congratulates them, then goes on to say, in a weird little performance, that his vote is open and that they’ll have to earn it.  He tells Will to man up and own his game, tells Carolyn to own her game and asks Mike to prove he did more than win challenges.
Hali asks Carolyn how being seen as the “mama” was a disadvantage. Carolyn tells her it meant people 25 years younger than her didn’t see her as a player, but she played hard in every challenge.
Rodney starts by asking Will how he kept it real to solidify his position. And that, boys and girls, is what’s known as a Dorothy Dixer.;) Will says he’s very giving and shared his food. He says he has a relationship with everyone on the jury except Shirin. Rodney moves on to Carolyn, asking if she made any moves in the game because he didn’t see any. She said eliminating Tyler was a big one, and working with Mike to vote out Dan was another. Rodney has no questions for Mike.
Tyler is up next, and does his best to tear Mike a new one, in a polite Tyleresque way. He tells Mike he put them all on the jury, in one way or another. (Shouldn’t that be cause for congratulions? Sounds like excellent play to me.) He says he saw Mike as paranoid and looking to destroy everything he touched. Pfft. Mike obviously feels bad at this, because he responds by saying he failed at the social side of the game. He even says he sucks at it. But he says he has a good social life at home, with people who love him. And yes, Mr Creepy, Dan, has the audacity to shake his head at that. He’d know as much about Mike’s social life as Will would about Shirin’s private life – nothing! Tyler then switches to Carolyn, telling her he’s gutted that she betrayed him, and asks what she can do to redeem herself. (Drama queen, much?) I’m liking Carolyn more and more, as she replies that he was her most difficult vote. She goes on to say that Survivor makes you do things you may not always be proud of, but if you don’t do them, you’re sitting on the jury. (My husband suggests I quiten down in there.)
Sierra asks Will which traits from the other two did he wish he possessed.  He says Mike has a good work ethic, but he doesn’t like his approach. What, taking women away from your verbal abuse? No, I can see why he wouldn’t like that kind of approach. He says Carolyn took time to analyze things.
Jenn tells the Final 3 she has no issues with any of them, so she turns and addresses the jury. I was holding my breath for a Sue Hawke “rats and snakes” speech, but she was a little more restrained than that. She says that half of them are the most bitter people she’s ever met in her life, and angry at people who’ve played better than them. She says Mike is the only one who outplayed, outwitted and outlasted, and if they are the super fans they claim to be, they’ll vote for him because he deserves it. Wow.
Dan tells Mike that Colby proved that winning immunities doesn’t get you the win. Oh I dunno. I think Colby showed taking the wrong person to Final 2 loses you the win. Had Colby taken Keith instead of Tina, the million dollars would have been his for sure. But he was a man of his word, so only won the hundred grand instead. Back to the current version, Mike didn’t care about the jury, but he’d better care about them tonight because there’s no necklace to save him. At this point Mike asks to make a statement. He apologizes to Dan for what he did at the auction. He says this goes beyond game play and he hopes they can be friends again. Dan asks to speak again, and says thats the most real thing Mike has said to him since the auction. He is grateful for that.
Shirin is grateful to Mike for protecting her from Will’s verbal abuse, saying that was a million dollar moment for her. She then, oddly, goes on to say she made her first million dollars by the age of 25. What the…? She tells Mike that that doesn’t necessarily mean he has her vote. She then, even more strangely, goes on to compare Mike to a howler monkey, saying he will fling faeces in your face. Lucky this wasn’t on at dinnertime! She goes on to say Carolyn is like a stingray because she will sting you dead if she senses danger. Of Will, she says he is the dead fish they dragged in with their nets, and will poison you from the inside. She says everyone wanted to take Will to the end because he is a dead fish with eyes that are glazed over.
Time to vote, and Jeff reminds them that this time they are voting for a winner. We see Jenn vote for Mike, Rodney for Will and Sierra for Carolyn. And then Jeff takes the votes back to the US. He reads the votes: Mike, Will, Carolyn, Mike, Mike and Mike wins! YES! Will leaps up to hug him, and then Mike leaps into the audience to hug his mum. Jeff hands him his million dollar cheque, and he hands it over to his mum. Sweet boy.
Reunion show. Now, I am in no way fully recapping the reunion. But I do just want to mention the bit from the beginning where Jeff asks widdle Wodney about his assertion that had he made Final 3, he’d have won, no question. So Uncle Jeffy asks the jury members to raise their hands if they’d have voted for him. And just 2 hands pop into the air. Two. Not quite enough for a win, little one.
Jeffy does spend an adequate amount of time rubbishing Dan and his pathetic excuses for his poor behaviour towards women, but an inadequate time (IMO) slicing and dicing Will. He spends no time at all reprimanding Rodney, even bringing him in a (very tiny) birthday cake.
So that’s it for Season 30. We ended with the 20 selected for Season 31, and they include Joe and Shirin from Season 30. Carolyn was not selected, which I thought strange, and neither was Max, which I didn’t.
So that’s it for this time, see you all in the funny pages.

May 22, 2015   44 Comments

Masterchef Australia – A Shock Elimination?

Georgia, John, Jarrod, Amy and Fiona were duking it out for survival on Masterchef courtesy of John completely cocking it up for the blue team in the previous challenge.

Tonight they had to make five plates, four for the judges and one for themselves as they would be sitting at the tasting table with the judges. They had 75 minutes to make it.

 

John was making Chicken Roulade and he was having problems tying them up. And Marco told him they were tied badly and that the pan was not heated evenly.  but even after he put it into the oven his roulades were undercooked. He plated up one piece each and Marco told him it was his best effort yet after tasting it.

Georgia was making Panko and Sesame Prawns and after a test run on her prawns which she over cooked it she then turned off the oil. Cue drama as she to waited for it to heat up again. However the judges loved her prawns and Marco said it was the best thing he had eaten in the Masterchef kitchen all week.

Jarrod was making Mexican Gazpacho with croquettes. It all looked good until he slipped and knocked over his croquettes and they shattered  all over the floor. Now there was one croquette each but that was the least of his problems. He did not put vinegar in his Gazpacho and Marco criticised him for poaching the fish then pureeing it saying that was all unnecessary and the texture was bad.

Amy was safe from the outset as we barely saw her all episode. Her drama was whether she would be able to make 25 quail tortellini’s in 75 minutes. She did but then had to make a quick sauce which she was criticised for but the pasta was very good.

Fiona’s pies were under cooked and the pastry was  mess. But the filling was good.

And this is what saved her from elimination, with Jarrod being told his time was over.

 

May 22, 2015   230 Comments