Storm on TV show


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FAME is some­thing Mt Druitt cops Monique Fitzger­ald and Sarah Moore could get used to.

As the count­down starts for their de­but on na­tional tele­vi­sion as con­tes­tants on Chan­nel 7 cook­ing re­al­ity show My Kitchen Rules, they’re al­ready get­ting a taste of celebrity life.

The pro­mo­tional ads, in­clud­ing bus bill­boards and count­less me­dia in­ter­views, have started.

But both told The Stan­dard they hoped their time in the spot­light didn’t come to an end when the show con­cluded.

“I love be­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer and I think I will al­ways be a po­lice of­fi­cer, but it would be ab­so­lutely fan­tas­tic if I got some­thing from the show,” Se­nior Con­sta­ble Fitzger­ald said.

“If I got my own lit­tle cook­ing seg­ment or some­thing in the me­dia, or on TV, it would be awe­some be­cause for me the whole ex­pe­ri­ence has been amaz­ing.”

Con­sta­ble Moore said she also hoped the show would lead to more op­por­tu­ni­ties.

“I’m rel­a­tively ju­nior in the po­lice, but I think if some­thing did come up from this, I’d def­i­nitely jump at the op­por­tu­nity and try some­thing else,” she said.

Sen-Const Fitzger­ald said her celebrity sta­tus was al­ready help­ing in her role as a school li­ai­son of­fi­cer.

“I was at the Chi­fley Col­lege Mt Druitt cam­pus and some of the chil­dren recog­nised me from the ads. They were all be­ing very sup­port­ive and were ex­cited by it, so that’s lovely,” she said.

“They nor­mally see me in uni­form, and my role is to try and break down those bar­ri­ers and let the chil­dren feel more com­fort­able around po­lice, so it’s re­ally helped.”

Const Moore said tak­ing time off for the tele­vi­sion op­por­tu­nity had given her a nice break from the heav­ier parts of her job as a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence of­fi­cer.

“I think peo­ple some­times for­get when we are in our uni­forms, we aren’t ma­chines – we’ve still got a heart­beat and we are still hu­man,” she said.

Celebrity judges Manu Feildel and Pete Evans.

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