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Real Housewives of Melbourne: Anjali Rao says show is ‘manufactured’

Real Housewives of Melbourne’s Anjali Rao says reality TV is ‘manufactured’ and that she’s suffered ‘horrendous’ trolling since appearing on the show


Anjali Rao shocked her Real Housewives of Melbourne co-stars on Sunday when she accused them of having ‘fake fights’ and refused to film any further with the group.

And now, in a new interview, the former CNN newsreaders has taken a swipe at the reality television format, calling it manufactured.

Speaking to TV Blackbox, the 47-year-old also said that she’d experienced ‘horrendous’ trolling since the show aired.

Speaking out: Real Housewives of Melbourne star Anjali Rao (pictured) has opened up about the ‘manufactured’ reality show and the trolling she’s received this season

When asked to share the ‘biggest surprise’ she’d learned about reality TV during filming, Anjali replied: ‘There’s very little that’s real.’

She continued: ‘I’m sure I’m not the first person to say it. But just everything is so manufactured and that was strange to me.’

The broadcaster then became emotional while describing some of the trolling she’s received since appearing on the show.

‘The trolling has been next level, just horrendous,’ she said. ‘I’ve never experienced anything like it.’

'It's so manufactured': When asked to share the 'biggest surprise' she'd learned about reality TV during filming, Anjali replied: 'There's very little that's real'

‘It’s so manufactured’: When asked to share the ‘biggest surprise’ she’d learned about reality TV during filming, Anjali replied: ‘There’s very little that’s real’

Earlier this week, after a fan on Instagram asked her why she bothered signing up for the show in the first place, Anjali replied: ‘Because I was told this season would be something completely different to what it actually was.’

She then added cryptically: ‘I trusted the person who sold it to me.’

Anjali chose not to film with the group any further on Sunday after co-star Gamble Breaux read a private text message she’d sent her complaining about the women and the show.

‘You all have fake fights and you have fake fun,’ Anjali wrote in the message.

‘It’s getting me down. I’m just dying for something that means anything genuine.’

'The trolling has been next level': The broadcaster became emotional while describing some of the trolling she's received since appearing on the show

‘The trolling has been next level’: The broadcaster became emotional while describing some of the trolling she’s received since appearing on the show

‘This is the most bored I’ve ever been in TV and that’s coming from somebody who spent 20 years discussing the Israelis and Palestinians,’ she added.

Later in the episode, Anjali was shown meeting up with her friend Kyla Kirkpatrick, seemingly to announce her departure from the show.

‘I’ve had 25 years in the top tiers of global media,’ she said, before adding: ‘Yeah, I find the experience of being in the group boring.’ 

She then took a swipe at her castmates’ intelligence in a scathing confessional.

Over it! 'I've had 25 years in the top tiers of global media,' she said on Sunday's episode, before adding: 'Yeah, I find the experience of being in the group boring'

Over it! ‘I’ve had 25 years in the top tiers of global media,’ she said on Sunday’s episode, before adding: ‘Yeah, I find the experience of being in the group boring’

‘I’m not exactly dealing with the biggest brains here. They’re not special, they’re just your average old, run of the mill, common or garden variety b****es,’ she said.

‘I have achieved more than most of them, and what most of them ever will.

‘Most of them are just these empty, vacuous airheads who don’t have anything in their lives except money from whoever they married.’

Anjali is best known for her work with CNN and SBS, but has also worked with Sky News and Channel 10’s The Project.

Vacuous: 'Most of them are just these empty, vacuous airheads who don't have anything in their lives except money from whoever they married,' Anjali said of her co-stars

Vacuous: ‘Most of them are just these empty, vacuous airheads who don’t have anything in their lives except money from whoever they married,’ Anjali said of her co-stars

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