The Spill: Monday's best entertainment and gossip news.

1. “Stop commenting on women’s bodies.” The Bachelor’s Abbie Chatfield’s powerful response to body-shamers is everything.

It’s almost been a month since Abbie Chatfield appeared on The Bachelor but she’s still receiving online hate from ‘fans’ of the show.

A few weeks ago, paparazzi photos were taken of Abbie wearing one of her favourite new bikinis while at the beach with Todd King, a former contestant on The Bachelorette.

When the photos were published online, Abbie decided to look at the comments out of curiosity. She found a number of nasty, unnecessary comments were being made about her body.

Fed up with all the criticism, Abbie shared the photos taken of herself on Instagram, along with screenshots of the comments she received.

“Okay… I’ve wanted to go a week without a rant but this just never stops and if I see this behaviour and don’t call it out, I am complicit,” Abbie started the post.

“I was in new bikinis that I bloody love, I didn’t bother fake tanning the night before and I was just having a good f*cking time. I look at these photos and think ‘doll, you should have gotten the Bondi sands out’ but… it just looks like my normal body.”


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Here are just a few of the comments Abbie received about her body.

“Call it as I see it… she’s fat,” one person commented.

“Geez, leave some pies for the rest of us!” said another.

“Burn that swimsuit immediately! And unless you are a supermodel don’t wear a thong,” read another comment.

“Fat and flabby. Eww”

“Terrible figure for 24. Put it away love,” another user wrote.

Which has us questioning what a 24-year-old figure is even ‘supposed’ to look like? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

“How the F**K are people supposed to love themselves when people in the public eye of ALL sizes are being ridiculed for having normal bodies. I am at the end of my tether with this,” Abbie wrote in the post.

“STOP commenting on women’s bodies and debating whether or not we are -allowed- to wear bikinis. It isn’t your place. I’m a 24 year old who is healthy, happy and comfortable. Why does that irritate people?”

Despite the hurtful comments, Abbie told her Instagram followers that she won’t let the opinions of strangers affect her and the way she views her body.

“Body shaming, Slut shaming, Sexism. These comments don’t necessarily affect me, it sucks to read, but I remember that I am grateful for my body and all that it does for me, and I move on.”

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2. Former MasterChef judge Matt Preston just responded to reports he’s joining My Kitchen Rules.

Right as we began to get excited over the possibility of the original MasterChef judges returning to our TV screens, Matt Preston quickly shut the rumours down.

Over the weekend, The Australian alleged both Matt Preston and Gary Mehigan were set to replace the My Kitchen Rules judges ahead of the show’s return in 2020.

They also stated the pair were set to appear on the reality TV show without the final member of the MasterChef trio, George Calombaris.


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However, before we had any time to celebrate, Preston responded saying, “I can confirm that I am talking to other networks and producers about new projects for 2020 and beyond.

“Taking over MKR as host/judge is not on the agenda! I have too much love for Manu, Colin and Pete to do that!”

So, although won’t be seeing Matt, George or Gary on MKR, let’s cross our fingers they will be gracing us with their critiques and cravats again in the near future.

3. “The least famous people get evicted first.” Everything we know about the rumours The Masked Singer Australia is rigged.

We hate to break the news considering it’s our favourite reality TV show this year, but an ‘insider’ has told New Idea that The Masked Singer is rigged. And although we don’t want to admit it to ourselves, the ‘evidence’ seems pretty convincing.

Firstly, the least famous celebrities go home first.

The inside source revealed, “they’re evicting people based on their celebrity status. Their plan is to get rid of the least famous people first and save the bigger names until the end so they can build up hype around the show and keep audiences intrigued.”

This makes sense. Keep the famous names that everyone knows (except, Lindsay Lohan) until last to keep us interested. We get to continue playing detective and guess who is underneath, waiting until the big reveal at the end.


Secondly, the votes don’t get counted.

The insider elaborates, “they don’t actually count [the votes]. That’s why they never bother to show the percentage of votes.”

Considering point one, this makes a lot of sense too.

Finally, no one sings live.


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Viewers have apparently been catching onto this, stating that it looks like the masked singers were lip-syncing throughout the show.

One Instagram user said, “every single one of those performers was lip-syncing. There is no way they could sing so clearly from underneath that big heavy mask.”

We must agree. The masks are HUGE. How could someone possibly sound so clear with that much material covering their mouth?

That’s our sleuthing done for now… until tonight.

4. Um. It looks like MAFS golden couple Jules and Cam’s relationship might be in trouble.

Oh… dear.

Remember that time when Married At First Sight consumed our lives for three months and then only one couple stayed together?


Well, it looks like the golden couple’s relationship might be in trouble.

New Idea have claimed that friends of Jules Robinson and Cameron Merchant are reportedly concerned that their upcoming wedding may be called off.


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Earlier this year, the couple postponed their wedding from September to November amid rumours that they’ve signed a deal with Channel Nine to televise the ceremony.

Now, Woman’s Day are reporting that the couple have hit a “rough patch”.

“Nobody quite understands why they needed to be engaged and married all within a year of meeting each other,” a friend told the magazine.

“They feel they have to make things work to retain that TV power couple status,” they added.

5. Mamamia recaps the wild Miley Cyrus, Cody Simpson, Liam Hemsworth and Maddison Brown love square.

Stand proud, Australia. This great nation is the homeland of 3/4 members of the world’s newest, most interesting love square.


You see, Miley Cyrus, Cody Simpson, Liam Hemsworth and Maddison Brown have had a lot on lately.

Break-ups, real-life PDA, social media PDA, surfing, smoothie bowls, chest nuzzling, road cones… it’s a lot.

It all began when Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth announced their split in August. That was after Miley was photographed pashing The Hills star and ex of Kardashian stepbro Brody Jenner, Kaitlynn Carter.

Everyone was sad, especially Miley and Liam’s seven dogs, two mini horses, two regular-sized horses, pig and three cats.

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Liam hunkered down in Byron Bay to surf and do shirtless workouts, which was nice.

Then Miley and Kaitlynn broke up and the 26-year-old singer began another whirlwind relationship with Australian musician Cody Simpson.

They grabbed acai bowls together because nothing says romance like a delicious purple, sugar-laden treat moonlighting as a healthy breakfast option.

Read more about this bizarre celebrity love square, in our earlier article here.

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