Re­al­ity TV set to cop a serv­ing

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Holly Brynes

THEY aren’t your or­di­nary beat cops, but what Mt Druitt po­lice of­fi­cers Monique Fitzger­ald and Sarah Moore bring to Chan­nel 7’s My Kitchen Rules make them a force to be reck­oned with.

What started as lunchtime ban­ter be­tween the work­mates and MKR fans has turned into a chal­lenge this tal­ented pair have taken in their stride.

Ms Fitzger­ald, a high school li­ai­son of­fi­cer, got through only half the on­line ap­pli­ca­tion for the re­al­ity TV show be­fore work com­mit­ments forced both women to get on with their day jobs and laugh off their bid to en­ter.

Then a Seven cast­ing ex­ec­u­tive, who saw the po­ten­tial in the po­lice­women, rang to en­cour­age them to fin­ish fill­ing out the forms.

With four chil­dren, from a one-year-old to nine-year- old twins, Ms Fitzger­ald saw the se­ries as an op­por­tu­nity to do some­thing “just for me”.

Ms Moore brought to the ta­ble her Ital­ian and Pol­ish fam­ily recipes, and a can-do spirit. Al­though her work as a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence li­ai­son of­fi­cer could be highly stress­ful, she said they were con­fronted by a dif­fer­ent kind of pres­sure on MKR.

“In the same way as we do at work, we had each other’s backs and know how the other one feels,” she said.

“We know how to pick each other up and we’re a good com­bi­na­tion.”

MKR starts on Fe­bru­ary 1.

Pic­ture: JONATHAN NG

Mt Druitt po­lice­women Monique Fitzger­ald and Sarah Moore are ready to lay down the law on My

Kitchen Rules.

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