My Kitchen Rules – Are These The New Villains?
Reality TV is like the modern day vaudeville, the heroes and villains are very much flagged so the audience knows when to boo and hiss.
This year on My Kitchen Rules, this Little Miss Cupcake team from South Australia look like the first set of villains on the show. The promo above seems to have in flashing neon lights “villain, villain, villain”. Not that this is a negative thing as last year’s villains, Jen and Leigh won the series.
This apparently saw them receive a lot of negative comments on the social media according to a recent interview in TV Week.
However good to see on the comments on the finale blog post on Reality Ravings most commenter’s here thought they were worthy winners.
However they did say in last week’s TV Week they had received some flak who did not believe they should have won. They said online forums were flooded with complaints and a current affairs program even questioning whether the girls had any help along the way. This A Current Affair story (which I was in and you get to see my kitchen as well…) could be the one they mean.
However Jennifer says “I cried, because the story was so horrible – saying that we had earpieces on us [so we could] hear the recipes”. And this was not in that story so I am not sure which show she meant.
The TV WEEK story says:
The girls are adamant they played the game fairly putting the backlash down to jealous contestants who were put out by the fact they weren’t there to make friends.
“[A rival contestant] spoke to a New Zealand radio station saying we were conniving, horrible people who were rude and abrupt,” Jennifer says.
“It was a year ago and they’re still carrying on about it,” Leigh, 33, adds. “We didn’t socialise with [the other contestants], purely because it was a game for us. We didn’t want to get caught up in a friendship trap and then play against each other for a lot of money.”
The also dismiss claims the show is rigged:
“If it was rigged, then Nic and Rocco would have won, because they were the people’s choice,” Leigh points out. “It just doesn’t make sense – it’s such a contradiction.”
Since the show Jen has been busy having a baby boy called Harlow, as well as just releasing her own range of Thai curry products. Leigh also has become engaged to Anthony Nemet they will marry in 2013.
Last year My Kitchen Rules was one of the best reality shows on TV due to its casting and it will be interesting to see if they hit the jackpot again in 2013.
My Kitchen Rules season four is likely start on SEVEN after the Australian Open finishes as it has previous years.