UPDATE: My Kitchen Rules’ Sonya and Hadil have apologised for their behaviour on the reality show, writing on Instagram:
There is more to the ‘scandal’ than meets the eye, however we take full responsibility for our words that came out of our mouths and we apologise. Like any reality TV show, no one but the people on-set filming 10-14 hour days know exactly what goes on behind the tears, the tension, the smiles, the reactions & the words exchanged.
While the contestants issued an apology to the general public, they refused to do so to the television network they say manipulated them.
We will not apologise to the network who twisted, provoked and fuelled this entire situation. We do however wish to apologise to the viewers for having to witness and endure the situation which should have never been allowed to go to air. We wish the remaining teams in the competition the best of luck. Sonya & Hadil x
Earlier, Mamamia reported…
It’s a trick as old as time: in most reality TV shows, viewers are given a clear “villain” to love to hate.
From Davina Rankin in Married at First Sight, to Keira Maguire and Leah Costa of The Bachelor and Andrea Moss of The Real Housewives of Melbourne, it’s a sure-fire way to boost ratings and ‘audience interaction’ at the same time.
And in this season’s My Kitchen Rules, it was best friends Sonya and Hadil.
However, in lieu of Wednesday night’s much anticipated elimination they shared on Instagram that they were “extremely disappointed” with their experience and treatment on the cooking show.
You know the experience that resulted in millions of Australians tuning in to watch this moment…