They’re all in it to win it, but are some My Kitchen Rules contestants using sneaky tactics in order to be crowned victorious?
That’s the accusation feisty 20-year-old Rachael levelled at her fellow competitors on Tuesday night’s episode of the Channel Seven cooking show.
In dramatic scenes, Rachael claimed her rivals had been ‘scoring strategically’ in the first round, despite seemingly enjoying the dishes.
Is My Kitchen Rules being RIGGED? Drama erupts at Alex and Emily’s Instant Restaurant as enraged Rachael (right) accuses rivals of strategic scoring
It was Queensland-based hospitality workers Alex and Emily who’d been tasked with serving up delicious fare tonight.
And as the rest of the guests awaited their meals, they got to know brothers Josh and Nic who’d previously been absent from the dinner table as they were the hosts of the first Instant Restaurant.
The boys quizzed the others on what they had thought of their efforts – particularly regarding their braised goat main course – and were met with almost unanimous praise – despite only scoring 41 out of 70 from the guests.
‘It’s quite interesting that we’re going around the table and everyone’s saying they loved it but why didn’t the scores add up?’ Rachael pointed out.
‘They had a very low score and you guys are sitting there saying I loved it, it was great. So what’s with the scores?’
Is the competition unfair? On Tuesday, the other teams praised Josh and Nic’s (pictured) despite previously awarding them relatively low scores
Older contestant Steve quickly dubbed the incident underway ‘Goatgate’.
Meanwhile, Rachael refused to let the issue go and muttered to teammate Roula under her breath: ‘They’re just lying to their faces. It’s ridiculous.’
Interjecting, Perth waitresses Stella and Jazzey hit back, claiming ‘I don’t think anyone’s lying to anyone’s faces.’
‘They’re just lying to their faces. It’s ridiculous’: Rachael (pictured with teammate Roula) alluded to the teams purposely giving Josh and Nic low scores they may not have deserved
‘I don’t think anyone’s lying to anyone’s faces’: Stella and Jazzey hit back at the claims
However, Rachael didn’t seem to be swayed by Jazzey’s reply.
‘Okay, so what’s with the scores then?’ Rachael demanded.
Teammate Roula had Rachael’s back and added ‘Some people are being very strategic in this whole situation’.
No one owned up to purposely voting in a way that ensured they would stay in the competition and Suong insisted that it wasn’t the case.
‘It’s a competition but I’m sure everyone are fair,’ she asserted.
‘It’s a competition but I’m sure everyone are fair’: Suong (right) insisted that Rachael had it wrong