My Kitchen Rules – What’s To Know About Season Four And The Contestants
My Kitchen Rules kicks off Monday night and twelve teams of two will be hitting our screens to hopefully keep the viewer entertained over the next few months.
This year is seeing some changes there is a new judge Colin Fassnidge and there is going to be blind tastings. It will be interesting to see how both of these changes pan out. Pete Evans revealed in a very informative interview with TV Tonight that the producers monitor the social media to see what the viewers do and don’t like about the show and tweak it. He says the show like a menu for example the more popular dishes are kept. So in those terms poor Toby Puttock must have been the offal of the menu and was replaced with something a bit tastier.
Pete Evans who told me on set a few weeks ago, that he reads this blog said he thinks the readers here make intelligent comments, which of course I agreed with, however let’s try and keep it that way in 2013.
The TV Tonight interview also has information about the length of time it takes to film the home restaurants, how two endings are filmed and intrusion of media into their private lives.
One thing MKR have been fantastic at is casting. They always have a good mix of contestants, last year Peter was particularly memorable as a villain. This year Jake also from Queensland looks like he is going to be the bad guy. Which raises the issue of whether gay guys get cast as the villain a lot of the time. Are they cast purposely with this role in mind or does it just happen? Gav and Waz from The Block managed to avoid villainy but they would be in the minority.
It would be a concern if gay people were put on reality shows to be type cast. Having said that there are probably a few other contestants who will also be edited to portray some stereotype.
The cast is:
New South Wales – Jessie and Biswa (High school friends)
South Australia – Lisa and Stefano (Newly dating)
Tasmania – Mick and Matt (Father and son)
Queensland – Jake and Elle (Brother and sister)
Western Australia – Josh and Andi (Dating hipsters)
Victoria – Kerrie and Craig (Childhood sweethearts)
New South Wales – Luke and Scott (Personal trainers)
South Australia – Jenna and Joanna (Domestic goddesses)
Tasmania – Ali and Samuel (Mates)
Queensland – Dan and Steph (Married)
Western Australia – Lisa and Candice (Former beauty queens)
Victoria – Sam and Chris (Cousins)