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My Kitchen Rules Series 3 – The Contestants

Do Pete Evans and Manu Feildel have a clause in their contract that states no guys hotter then themselves can be contestants on the show? As I look over the contestants I am not seeing much eye candy for the over thirty woman.

Masterchef Australia learnt the hard way last year – don’t cast at least one straight hot male (ie. someone with a fuckability factor – yes that is a technical term) in the over thirty age demographic the female viewers in that age bracket are not happy. A person can only ogle Gary, George and Matt for so long. OK that is one of my many theories why Masterchef dropped in ratings and I am sticking by it.

Anyway unless you like the preppy look or men in army uniforms there is really not much in the My Kitchen Rules cast, and of course there are plenty of hot girls. There is even a MILF!

Anyway here is the list of contestants:

Group 1:
New South Wales – Steve & Helen (Siblings)
Western Australia – Angela & Justine (Teacher and Truckie)
South Australia – Leigh & Jennifer (Florist and Princess)
New Zealand – Simon & Meg (Kiwis)
Queensland – David & Scott (Soldier mates)
Victoria – Thomas & Carla (Just friends)

Group 2:
New South Wales – Sam & Jillian (Potential in-laws)
Western Australia – Emma & Andrew (Engaged scientists)
South Australia – Nic & Rocco (Childhood mates)
Tasmania – Megan & Andy (Sales Reps)
Queensland – Peter & Gary (Lawyer and Doctor)
Victoria – Carly & Emily (Competitive Sisters)

However the series does look like it will be an entertaining one. Manu Feildel and Pete Evans are back as host/judges. Also the same team is back to judge when they are all back in the kitchen – Guy Grossi, Tobie Puttock, Liz Egan and Karen Martini.

As I have written previously, I would like to see a critic around that table rather then all chefs. In fact I would flick Tobie as I find him lacking in charisma, but I am sure he has some fans.

Also the prize money has been increased to $250,000, I missed this but picked it up on TV Tonight blog, as he clearly sticks to the more important issues.


1 Shelsta78 { 01.11.12 at 2:50 pm }

Um you said fuckability
I’m not offended
I support more of this talk

2 Reality Raver { 01.11.12 at 2:57 pm }

Shelsta78 – it did cross my mind about whether it was unprofessional.

3 Chunks { 01.11.12 at 3:36 pm }

No Studly, no Dudley. Sigh.

4 Culinary Boner { 01.11.12 at 4:18 pm }

As I inexorably and sadly continue ageing and going greyer I find, despite the urgings of my mind that staring is rude no matter how freaky the subject, I’m constantly looking, slack-jawed, at Grossi’s hair.

What miracle of modern science has made such glossy blackness? Do we have to add a new element to the periodic table?

5 PollyB { 01.11.12 at 4:28 pm }

Flick Tobie. I’d prefer NT to NZ. Still, really looking forward to this series, hope it doesn’t degenirate a la MC.

6 JaneyT { 01.11.12 at 8:11 pm }

Can someone please explain what would justify prize money of this level ? Unlike MasterChef where you see many of the contestants build careers (of sorts) in various aspects of the food industry, the MKR contestants seem to disappear. I was at the Brisbane Good Food show in October and the young butcher (what was his name ?) was lurking around to speak to Manu but even Manu had seemed to have forgotten who he was … I have seen Sammy / Bella at food things (just the younger one – why can’t I remember these names …) but it’s always been a pretty token “hosting” role.
I would understand the hosts and / or judges getting a payrise – but why the winners ?

7 Gemma { 01.12.12 at 9:42 am }

I think if you commit 4 months of your life to being part of a realty tv show you should damn well stand a chance of it being a lucrative commitment.
250k split btwn 2 people seems like fair compensation for suffering the slings and arrows of reality TV.
Should be more.
Survivor and amazing race US give away $1 million! Do we aks if they will build a career as a survivalist or professional racer out of this??

8 Georgie { 01.12.12 at 11:06 am }

“A person can only ogle Gary, George and Matt for so long”.

Ogle? No, not even for a milli-second.

9 Wurstsemmel { 01.12.12 at 11:38 am }

Sammy and Bella do pop up occasionally on Sunrise.

10 Culinary Boner { 01.12.12 at 12:00 pm }

Sammy and Bella = quality chicks. Well deserved winners last year.
Hopefully, though, this year will feature more scrags like Mel.

11 Chunks { 01.12.12 at 2:21 pm }

Without the scrags it’s just a bore.

12 Mrs T { 01.13.12 at 1:24 pm }

Yes scrags and bogans is what makes Reality TV worth watching. I like the description of the NZ Team – Simon & Meg (Kiwis), I guess, who does really care what they do or who they are. They are New Zealanders!

13 Andrea { 01.13.12 at 8:36 pm }

Yes Im old fashioned RR and I did find your use of the F word unprofessional, what sort of example are you setting? Yes Im sure Im a dying breed but Im entitled to my opinion.

14 Culinary Boner { 01.13.12 at 9:29 pm }

Andrea, I think you’ll find in the modern vernacular the F-bomb is more a penny bunger* compared to either the C-bomb** or the N-bomb***, which are both still thermonuclear devices in comparison.
* yes, I date back to a time when 10-year old kids could blow their hands off on the Queen’s ‘birthday’ and dogs , cats and letterboxes were more than nervous
** I remain perplexed why the female genitalia (a personal obsession I share with 90% of my fellow males) is the ultimate insult
*** this one is outta bounds for good reason, but ironically is okay to use if you is black or Ali G

15 Culinary Boner { 01.18.12 at 2:44 pm }

And on that point I rests me case, yer Honour…
woo hoo, no wuckin furries, now I can sell me nuckin futs…
much obliged yer Honour…

16 My Kitchen Rules and Please Marry My Boy To Air Mon 30 January | reality ravings { 01.24.12 at 6:08 pm }

[…] This year the only new twist that we know about this season is there is a team from New Zealand and the prize money has increased to $250,000. For a look at the cast go to this blog post here. […]

17 Culinary Boner { 01.25.12 at 4:38 pm }