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A hallmark of any popular reality show is a villain or two whom we all just love to despise. As such, Nikki Spehar and Katie Brooke of MKR join a very proud tradition
My Kitchen Rules pair Nikki Spehar and Katie Brooke are the latest to be promoted, rightly or wrongly, as reality show villains. They should have seen it coming as MKR has made a habit of creating conniving characters.
It’s one of the reasons why MKR is an astounding success and Brooke gave the producers all the ammunition they needed when she said they were irresistible to men.
“We’re both blondes, we’re both promo girls and we’re both hot,” Brooke trumpeted in the first episode.
“We’re pretty and sexy. I’m pretty and she’s (Nikki) sexy.” It was reality show gold and plenty of other reality show contestants have, unwittingly or knowingly, offered themselves up as villains.
Notable reality show villains include:
Johnny Cass ( Big Brother, 2001): Earned the title Johnny Rotten for consoling housemates who had been put up for eviction even though he was one of those that had nominated them.
Sophie Pou/Ashlee Pham ( My Kitchen Rules, 2013):
Straightshooting friends who were called the most annoying contestants ever. Several contestants lashed out at postshow interviews. Mick Newell, of the Tasmanian father-andson team, said the NSW girls were “nasty” and Angela Kennedy labelled them “immature” and “pathetic”.
Deanne Jolly ( The Block Glasshouse, 2014):
Even before the series started the Nine Network was promoting her as Hurricane Dee. She certainly lived up to her name. She told judge Shaynna Blaze “You’re a bogan from Wantirna and you’ve got no f…ing idea and I will out style you any day”. She was such good talent, Nine got her back for The Block Triple Threat.
Blake Garvey ( The Bachelor, 2015):
The second Bachelor dug his own grave when he proposed to the winner Sam Frost on the final episode. He dumped his fiancee soon after the show was taped and started dating third placegetter Louise Pillidge. Garvey then got in a public spat with Frost.
Lawson Reeves ( Big Brother, 2015):
Reeves challenged Garvey for love rat after twotiming his girlfriend to hook-up with midwife Cat Law in the Big Brother house. Reeves cried big time in the diary room but the public didn’t buy it.
Alisa and Lysandra Fraser ( The Block: Fans v Faves, 2014):
They won The Block: Sky High and returned for Fans v Faves. The feisty twins let fly with f-bombs at Shaynna Blaze and before the final Alisa vowed to never return. “We’re working on two big projects in Melbourne and it’s pretty much another Block without the bullsh--”