Beauty And The Geek – Why Maddy Quit
Last week, Maddy who was partner to Gilbert, left the show. TV WEEK got the story on why she did.
The article states:
After weeks of filming in freezing conditions and working exhausting hours on Beauty and The Geek, feisty contestant Maddy became so ill she decided there was no other option but to dramatically pull out of the competition.
Audiences saw the shock exit on Thursday and now the straight-shooting beauty tells TV WEEK she had to choose wellbeing over winning as her health deteriorated to an all-time low.
“I had glandular fever, ” the 20-year-old confides. “I was in hospital [after the show] because I was so sick, I was put on a drip [after being] so rundown.”
Before entering the competition, the NSW cheerleader was fighting off a common cold, but once she started the gruelling filming schedule, her body didn’t have a chance to heal at all.
It explains why Maddy wasn’t forthcoming when it came to discussing certain things in the house with her partner, Gilbert, or the others. In fact, she often came across as rude.
“We were filming in the middle of winter and we had to make out like it was summer, so being outside at 3 am in tiny little dresses didn’t really help the situation at all,” she admits.
Being aware that people were taking the competition seriously, she knew she had to say goodbye to her partner, Gilbert, if he was going to have a real chance of taking top prize.
“I thought if someone else can do a better job, then they deserve to be here and Jacelle was the perfect candidtate [to replace me].”
After a few weeks of rest she is now back on her feet and glued to the show to see how things panned out since her departure – but not before letting us know that not everyone is showing their true colours in the house!
She also talks about who is playing the game
“Julian played the game from the start – he was always just under the radar. He is such a smart guy.”
“Jimmy and Helen slept in the same bed a couple of times. We tried to talk to Jimmy about it, but he would just say. ‘Helen is a really lovely girl.’ There was definitely something there [and] we didn’t know until the end that Helen had a boyfriend.”
……..and fake ones
“Mackenzie and I tried to talk some sense into Gilbert about his relationship with Dolly. He didn’t believe that [she] was conniving girl, but we could see straight through her. I told him she was only doing it to stay on the show.”