Kitchen Cabinet Season Two – Starts on 10 October on ABC2
Not strictly a reality show but popular political commentator Annabel Crabb is back with Season Two of her TV show KITCHEN CABINET.
On this show she goes around to politician’s homes to share a meal and chew the fat.
It again screens on ABC2 and starts on Wednesday 10 October at 9.30pm. The first house she goes to is Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey who lives in a share house with previous inhabitants being Ross Cameron and Brendan Nelson who lived out the back in a shed.
It will be interesting what is said about Ross Cameron whose career came to an end when it was revealed he was having an affair whilst his wife was pregnant with twins. He had been running a very family friendly Christian values ticket for the seat of Parramatta at the time the affair was revealed.
I am not sure what Brendan Nelson was doing staying in a shed? Considering the over night allowance at that time was well over $200 maybe he was saving it rather than spending it. Which does raise the issue of should you retain travel allowance you don’t utilise?
Don’t expect either of those topics to be raised whilst they are having dinner.
Here is more information about the show:
After cooking up a storm with some of Australia’s most surprising politicians in the first series of KITCHEN CABINET, Annabel Crabb is coming back to ABC2 with a second helping.
Over six episodes, our veteran political journalist invites herself over to the home of a sitting member offering dessert in exchange for dinner.
In episode one, Federal Member for North Sydney and Shadow Treasurer JOE HOCKEY invites Annabel over to the notorious Canberra based share house that has provided accommodation to many senior Liberal figures including Ross Cameron, Bob Baldwin and most famously, Brendan Nelson who whilst Liberal Leader, lived out in the back shed.
Barely any real food is ever consumed there, but Annabel is so keen to get the gossip on Hockey’s share house shenanigans she accepts his offer to come over for a BBQ. Over what can only be described as an exceedingly modest meal our Shadow Treasurer discusses media gaffes, upsetting John Howard, and how it feels to be punched out by Liberal Leader Tony Abbott. Annabel also learns more than she ever wanted to know about fire buckets.
Kitchen Cabinet – Season 2 starts Wednesday 10 October on ABC2.