The Renovators – Even The Contestants Are Criticising The Show
The Renovator viewers are not the only ones who are irritated by some aspects of the show, it appears the contestants are as well.
The latest edition of TV WEEK has some of the contestants giving their opinions on what needs to be tweeked on the show.
The article says:
“They need to let us work on the houses more,” Nathan suggests.
The 32-year-old demolition expert tells TV WEEK how he struggled with his budgets the most, since being a one-man wagon at times during filming meant he had to pay for labour while he participated in teh endless challenges that the show had set up.
“I had to blow[my] budgets, and it made me look stupid,” he say. ” A lot of people went over stupid things that had nothing to do with the renovations.”
Another factor that had competitors in a spin was the alleged favourtism on the show, with Nathan claiming the grey team were “favourites”. And it wasn’t just the Geelong local who feels the show was unbalanced.
“They should’ve called [the show] The Challengers,” Jason Jurecky, 38, laughs. “We said [to producers] from the word go that we’re not spending enough time at the houses and we’re doing too many challenges. [But] they just said, ‘Leave the TV making up to us'”.
It was the filming process that also had Natalia on edge.
“You just can’t express how emotional the whole experience is. It’s a pretty raw competition in some respects,” the 37-year-old mother-of-one says.
Hearing the announcement from the judges that the contestants had to not only work together but also move into the properties didn’t sit well with the welder.
“That was just another doozy that they threw in there,” she says of not being told this would happen until later in the competition.
“I’ve been treating [the show] like a job – you go to work and then you go home. And ‘home’ during filming was an apartment that you lived in with one other contestant, so for them to tell you that it’s going to be 24/7, it’s like, ‘How would you feel moving in with the people you worked with?'”
I expect this won’t be the last of these type of comments from The Renovator contestants.