Storm on TV show
POLICE DUO TEST CULINARY SKILLS ON MY KITCHEN RULES
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.