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Sarah Wilson Dumped From MasterChef Australia – Oh And So Has Steve Bisley

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Host of MasterChef Australia, Sarah Wilson, will be a one season wonder as Channel Ten and Fremantle Media announced today that there would be no host for Season two of the popular reality TV show.

Network Ten, chief programming officer, David Mott said, “Sarah Wilson has been an invaluable member of the MasterChef Australia team and she will be missed.”

“This decision has been a hard one to make but it became clear the appropriate role for Sarah was not achievable without dramatically changing the format.”

“Sarah has an impressive background with abilities that far outweighed her duties on the show. All parties agree another series that limited her input and expertise was not the best outcome.”

Sarah is currently considering another television project, the details of which she will announce shortly.

I don’t think anyone would disagree that she was underutilised and far too scripted.

Channel Ten’s Publicity department has been working overtime this week trying to turn shit stories into gold. One of them was the news that one of their “celebs” from Celebrity MasterChef, Steve Bisley had been charged with assaulting his ex-wife.

Ten quickly cut the cord and excised him from the show but said it was due to a “scheduling conflict” because of a series he was doing with the ABC.  An ABC spokesperson said this was a load of bollocks. (Source Daily Telegraph)

I mean seriously why can’t they just come out and say this is a family friendly show, and we don’t think it is appropriate that someone up on domestic violence charges is a part of it. That is not so hard is it?

September 11, 2009   12 Comments

Sarah Wilson Still Not Signed for Season 2 Of MasterChef Australian

sarah-wilson-288x375A Sunday Telegraph story says that MasterChef Australia host Sarah Wilson has still not been signed for the second series of MasterChef Australia nor is she going to host Celebrity MasterChef.

The three judges Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston will return for the celebrity series, but it was thought Sarah would be superfluous. Also the article states the judges have been signed for the second series.

The article quoted a Channel Ten spokeswoman:

She said the celebrity season format “does not allow for a host”.

“It’s just one hour a week and with the judges and celebrities, a host just doesn’t work in that format,” the spokeswoman said.

Throughout the series, television critics questioned Wilson’s contribution to the program.

However, if Wilson isn’t signed for a second series, it will be an extraordinary move, given the phenomenal ratings that the reality cooking show has enjoyed.

Polly in the comment section of this blog post gives some possible insight into why Sarah may not be re-signed.

July 26, 2009   7 Comments

Reality Tidbits – Sunday Papers

MasterChef Host Sarah Wilson Turns Down A Men’s Magazine Offer.

Sarah Wilson has turned down an offer to pose for Ralph Magazine. One of the reasons she gives is that a lot of the readers a much younger than her, and she would have felt like too much of a cougar, and also says her 17 year old brother counselled her against it.

However it must have been flattering to be asked, especially in a week where news broke her ex-boyfriend Adam Zammit is now engaged to former Schapelle Corby prison mate Michelle Leslie. Sarah’s latest tweet say “Filming on Sunday. It hurts.” I presume she is talking about having to perform for the camera’s when everyone else is relaxing.

Jason Gilkison’ s Burn The Floor  Will Perform On Broadway.

 Can Jason Gilkison’s career highlights get any better with news his show Burn the Floor will start an open season in July on Broadway. This must also mean that Jason will be a choreographer on the US version of  So You Think You Can Dance this season. His profile in the tough US market will continue to sky rocket. Congratulations it could not happen to a nicer talented guy. However Australian’s will have a last chance to see the show before it heads overseas. More information here.

Project Runway Australia Looks Like There Is Going To Be Drama, And Yes That Is A Good Thing

Shelly Horton’s gossip column in the Sun Herald states that Project Runway Australia are having a hard time keeping up with design diva Amber Renae’s demands.

The article states:

Renae is already vying to be the one we love to hate before an episode’s even gone to air.

Whispers from the set are that the bronzed goddess has issues with being filmed first thing in the morning. She wants to always have a face of fake-up and blow-dried hair. So to stop being filmed before she’s ready, she flashed her boobs at the camera. Legally the producers can’t film her topless. Ooh, we bet Arena is wishing it had a Project Runway Up Late show.

Meanwhile, Renae lost even more friends in the TRESemme hair salon when she foolishly tried to take on super snipper Joh Bailey.

In a previous challenge the judges complained about the way her model’s hairstyles didn’t work with the outfit she designed. She stormed down to Bailey and demanded he spend more time on her model’s hair. He simply stared her down and said: “Well, whose fault’s that honey? Your’re the one giving the orders!” Bailey is the perfect person to cut her down to size.

Memo to producers why don’t you just pixelate the naughty bits?

May 31, 2009   Comments Off on Reality Tidbits – Sunday Papers