Is Masterchef Now Copying My Kitchen Rules And Bringing On The Nasty?
When My Kitchen Rules started four years ago it was accused of copying the then ratings juggernaut Masterchef Australia. However this year Masterchef could be accused of copying My Kitchen Rules.
First there is the promo where they are setting up an adversarial theme for the show with the males versus female, also they have given contestants monikers just has MKR did. This includes labels like The Tiger Mum, Daddy’s Little Princess and The Dude.
And now it appears they might be trying to bring on the nasty which was a staple of this year My Kitchen Rules.
Word is the Masterchef contestant’s are being encouraged to be harsh about the other contestants. The classic trick being used when they are not being bitchy enough they are told “Did you know that this person is saying about you”.
Considering Gary Mehigan took a swipe at the latest series of My Kitchen Rules this year he might want to get his own house in order first.
He told SMH:
“Masterchef: The Professionals really appealed to a foodie set, dedicated foodie people and they loved it,” Mehigan said.
“Then you look at MKR and it’s kind of glamorous, it’s kind of different and it appeals to bogan Australia and there’s bitchiness and all that drama.
“Soap drama is easy. It’s chewing gum fo the eyes and Masterchef is never going to be that.”
It will be interesting to see how far Masterchef Australia is pushing the villains considering it appears they are setting the viewer up to be negative about some of the contestants particularly the ones with the titles of The Tiger Mum and Daddy’s Little Princess.
Do you think Masterchef will be trying to emulate MKR in style for ratings?
Masterchef Australia is rumoured to start on TEN on June 3.