My Kitchen Rules – Gossip and Media Links
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Last Friday I was lucky enough to do a podcast with Evan Wilkes co-executive producer of My Kitchen Rules. And yes I did ask him some questions including asking about the cooking ability of the contestants. If you are interested in having a listen go to Media Week Podcasts.
TV WEEK were wondering if Bree was the real villain, with Jason telling the magazine that Bree was extremely rude at times. He says “I don’t think we saw Bree’s true self. She shut everyone out. Jess has a kind spot where I wonder if Bree has one at all. We never saw it”. Bree made it clear from the start of the competition that she and teammate Jess, weren’t interested in making friends. “We made sacrifices to be there,” Bree says. “For that reason, we kept to ourselves and focused on cooking.” She adds “It might seem like we didn’t care about people, but that’s absolutely not the case”.
Also in TV WEEK – Chloe and Kelly ditched their jobs in the mining industry to compete on My Kitchen Rules. Since filming wrapped, Kelly has taken a job in hospitality. The girls want to open their own cafe.
This chummy attitude is completely opposite to what the Woman’s Day are saying that the girls are not speaking. The magazine states that now filming has come to an end the only time they spend together is when they have to for public appearances. “It’s extremely awkward and uncomfortable,” says our source. “They’re all smiles and bubbly when the microphones are on, then it’s dead silence”.
However it looks like all is well with Kelly being a bridesmaid to Chloe when she gets married in New York soon. The wedding reception will be at the Plaza Hotel and will be a five course degustation. (Source: Yahoo The West)
Woman’s Day also says that Annie and Jason and Naughty Nanna aka Deb did not get along. “Naughty Nanna was quite mean to me numerous times throughout the show,” says Jason. “At the end of the day, karma is a bitch, it’ll come back and bite you, and I think in Den’s case it already has”. Jason and Annie did like Chloe and Kelly. “They’re opinionated but they aren’t nasty,” says Annie. “I think the cheating drama with their dessert was a bit much – I mean, who’s to say [using purchased pastry] was cheating? There’s no rule book saying you can’t use store-bought goods”.
As usual with cooking shows contestants put on weight. Annie reveals to TV WEEK that she put on eight kilos. However she blames the lead up for the weight gain as they were practising for the show. Cathy however lost weight on the show even though she was eating all the time.
Anna her daughter runs five kilometres everyday but on the set she sometimes had to miss it. Anna admits that she took a peek at social media when her episodes started airing and she found the jibes about her appearance were especially upsetting. “I take things personally,” she admits. ” If someone is negative towards me, it get to me. I need to toughen up”.
Unfortunately for Harry he can’t capitalise on his heart throb status as he is “just focusing on rehab at the moment”. Harry broke is neck when he dove into shallow water. He has had surgery but it is a long road to recovery.
In an interview with Annie and Jason on Pop Sugar they reveal that once you plated up your dishes and put them on the table they had no control over which plates went to the judges. So that explains one mystery of why they don’t set aside the best looking ones for the people that control their fate in the game.
Melina Bagnato who was a contestant on last year’s My Kitchen Rules with Angela Kennedy has had her another baby boy. She had suffered a miscarriage just before she started filming on MKR. (Source: Woman’s Day)
Last year’s winners Dan and Steph look like they have opened a cafe in Hervey Bay. It is called EAT @ Dan and Steph’s. (Source: Dan and Stephs)
In MKR V Masterchef Australia rivalry George Calombaris beat Manu Feildel in a cook off at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. (Source: Daily Mail)