My Kitchen Rules Josh Meeuwissen has addressed the moment he appears to call a fellow contestant a “sl*t” as she serves him his meal.
Jaws hit the floor as a promo for Wednesday night’s episode surfaced in which the outspoken contestant – known for his insults more than his cooking – seems to say “Thanks, sl*t” as fellow contestant Amy Murr places his plate in front of him.
Those around the table look stunned as the Broome man smiles on. Later, promo footage shows judge Manu Feildel pulling Josh aside to discuss his behaviour.
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Ahead of the episode, the self-titled ‘Seafood King’ called into KIIS FM’s Kyle and Jackie O show to explain himself.
Josh accused a producer of “blackmailing” him and forcing other contestants to say certain things before Jackie clarifies he is talking about the “sl*t” comment.
“There was a particular interview where a producer so badly wanted me to discuss something I wasn’t comfortable to discuss to the point that we both exited a room, she followed us to the hotel, where the interview took place,” Josh told the radio hosts.
“(She) took the lift with us and followed us to our hotel room, the entire way hounding, pleading with us, blackmailing us … and then she had the audacity to justify this behaviour as ‘doing her job’.”
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