The Renovators – Ali Did Walk And Now Is Taking On Her Facebook Critics
The big question tonight was whether Ali would actually walk from the show after her fight with Kelly last night. Brendan Moar and the judges told her to sleep on it, however she decided to leave team Michael and the Blacktown fibro shack.
Clearly she felt unsupported, and being a successful business woman in real life she didn’t have any great need for the prize at the end of the show. I suspect she went on the show as an experience and also to raise her profile.
It was a pity she didn’t stick it out as she was good reality viewing – assertive, articulate and attractive. She still has some fire in her belly if some of her Facebook posts are actually her. Ali is not liking the critique she has been getting from some fans on Facebook and she is firing back.
Thanks to DaMeerkat we have a link from The Renovators fan page she hits out:
Sorry do any of you know me – ? -actually NO you don’t.
Clothes supplied by Shine – not mine except for first episodes where I am in white.
The school ground level of comment is quote something!
The few of us on the show who chose NOT to resort to behind the scenes school ground bullying and bitchy alliance forming are sleeping well at night – and in our own beds.
Keep smiling – just enjoy the show – forget being horrid to fellow human beings.
Ali from the Renovators
She also said:
You’ll see my leaving when I do sees justice done.
I didn’t waste a spot – thousands lesser than me would have walked earlier. It’s not an easy thing to do and leaving is on many peoples minds along the way.
The filming hours are also relentless and far longer than initially put to us by the producers – that in itself I found very invasive. All up though, the producers and judges are great people and were very supportive in my decision.
I left as it was the only way to achieve the above – no matter how destructive you are, you’ll never face elimination if you’re on a team that doesn’t loose challenges.
I’m not ‘hurt’ by the show – it was amazing. I didn’t go on it as a ‘reality show’ – always thought of it as a professional challenge firstly. We live and learn.
My leaving and ultimately making it possible for you know who to move on -keep watching – was the right decision and I’m very happy.
THE SHOW, AND THOSE CONTESTANTS ON IT WHO ARE LEGITIMATELY THERE TO SHOWCASE THEIR SKIOLLS, WILL BE BETTER OFF THE MOMENT KELLY WALKS.
I was not the only girl on the show he caused havoc for – I was just the one that spoke up.
Most importantly – hey, it’s only TV – for those of you who do this online thing it’s obviously rewarding for you. I’ve hopped on just to put a few facts on the table that I feel are fair to air. Enjoy the show – enjoy your chatter – they should make a show out of you guys!
AND FINALLY – GO NATHAN, AUGUST, LUKE, JASON J, NATALIA – AND TO WIN IT HAS TO BE KEENAN – SUPREMELY ABLE, AN EYE FOR DESIGN AND THE MOST GENUINE PERSON THERE – KEEN TO WIN!!
Interesting the people she named that she liked. I note Peter and Lisa are not on that list. Also found it interesting that she thought the long hours of filming was invasive. It is a reality TV show, which is the 21st century equivalent of working in the salt mines.
Her nemesis Kelly has also been on Facebook complaining about editing of the show, however his post was removed.
TV Tonight reports:
Kelly, 41, from TEN’s new series responded to a Facebook page which was discussing contestants on the show, and in particular his reaction to renovating during dusty conditions.
He wrote: “As an asthmatic I choose not to broom concrete & asbestos dust into my lungs when I renovate. I use a vacuum. In this environment there is no control over dust & an expectation that you will work in it & then remove your mask to talk on camera.
“There are 15 people in the house, 10 cameramen & producers & only 1 door in & out. Last year I nearly died from whooping cough which would have left my 2 children without a father. When I saw my brother & sister renovators sucking in concrete dust, I freaked out.”
Kelly also hit out at the editing by producers and was unhappy about online comment from viewers.
“I hope one day you all get to renovate a whole house in 1 day followed by cameras after a month of sleep deprivation. To top it off, after 2 weeks of slaving yourself, you get 1 minute of airtime depicted as a wanker & then abused by people who can’t possibly understand the pressure involved working with 25 people you have never met.
“I have never renovated a house in a day & would never try it again.”
It appears both were rather naive about what happens on a reality show.
OK now onto tonight’s episode, this was all about the judges going out to see what had been done at the houses the team who had done the least would be up for elimination.
A few quick comments:
- Michael from fibro shack is a great tradesman, but is starting to look out of his depth on both people and project management skills;
- I cracked up when the judges arrived at the Glebe inner city terrace, most of the team was outside and it looked like they were having a smoko;
- Barry Dubois told off the half renovated house team for not dealing with their damp problem, however good luck to them to find a decent damp course person in the inner west;
- The judges also mentioned that there were communication issues in the Weatherboard house team, does anyone know what they are?
- All the houses look like they have a huge amount of potential, the Marrickville shop looks the hardest, as there is not much space to do much with. That team is currently $25,000 over budget.
Considering Michael’s team had done no project planning they are up for elimination. They are really going to struggle once they are down to two people.