BAD­DIES SO VERY GOOD

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

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - TV - DAR­REN CARTWRIGHT

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--”

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