They were the undisputed queens of spice on this season of My Kitchen Rules and on Tuesday night, they took home the crown.
In an interview with Fairfax, the sisters detailed the agonising wait to find out whether or not they had won. The show wrapped filming late in 2015 but the duo only found out they were victorious along with the rest of us on Tuesday night.
Listen to former winners Dan and Steph tell Rosie Waterland and Laura Brodnik EVERYTHING about how it really feels to film a fake ending for MKR, and what you do when you’re waiting months to find out if you’ve won $250,000. Post continues after audio…
That’s right. For those loyal MKR devotees hanging off every high, low and fragment of emotion exposed on the show, many perhaps found the sisters’ underwhelming reaction to the win a little disproportionate to their achievement.
But they had good reason. Two good reasons in fact, for that was the number of finales the producers filmed in order to keep the winner of the series well and truly under wraps.
Understandably, Channel 7 aren’t thrilled that the viewers know this. According to news.com.au, when the sisters were interviewed on 2DayFM’s Rove and Sam following their win, Rove claims Channel 7 publicists “shut (their interview) down” after the radio duo probed about the two endings being filmed.
“Sorry guys but unfortunately we can’t talk about any production stuff,” the sisters told Rove and Sam.
“Let’s just say we only found out yesterday too, but we can’t talk about production. We found out the same time you guys found out.”
They were more than happy to tell Fairfax how they spent their victorious night, with Tasia saying they enjoyed the night with their family, sharing the excitement, and of course, food.
“We ate but I didn’t drink because I thought, ‘Nah, I’ll drive’,” she said. “I really regretted that when I realised we’d won.”