Reality TV set to cop a serving
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.
Mt Druitt policewomen Monique Fitzgerald and Sarah Moore are ready to lay down the law on My