MKR used to be known for cooking, but ever since an episode aired last week, the show has been linked to cat fights and a ginormous scandal.
In case you missed it (although it’s been all over the news so we don’t really see how that’s possible), two couples, Jess and Emma and Sonya and Hadil had a massive argument that got so nasty that Sonya and Hadil ended up being booted from the show.
The way that the incident appeared on the screen made it seem as though Sonya and Hadil had lost their marbles as they started personally attacking Jess and Emma in what looked like a completely unprovoked situation.
But since the incident, many people began speculating that there was more to the feud than first meets the eye and of course where there is grey area, rumours are quick to follow.
And so Kyle and Jackie O decided to shove the rumours aside and go straight to the source to try and determine exactly what happened in the lead up to the argument. First, they spoke with Jess and Emma, who were adamant in making it clear to everyone that what we saw on screen was not the entire story.
“There definitely was something that happened behind the scenes, there was an incident”, said the girls. “It was an argument that happened off camera that kind of then continued onto camera when it shouldn’t have.”
According to the girls, the feud first began in Tasmania when Sonya and Hadil overheard some gossip that made them a bit upset. This led to an argument between the couples and this argument continued onto the screen.
What remained unclear during the chat was the circumstances surrounding an alleged physical altercation. Rumours spread saying that there had been a physical incident, but Jess and Emma remained mostly tight lipped on this.
“They did not hit us,” said Jess and Emma. “We were not physically touched.” But it appeared that something physical did take place after one of the girls said she ended up with a bruise on her arm after hitting it on the door during a scuffle.
“Just so I can make sense of what I think’s happened here, a quick recap”, said Jackie. “You got into an argument with Sonya and Hadil. Sonya and Hadil got into a physical altercation with another couple and during the scuffle, one of you got hurt from the door.”
“It’s something along those lines,” replied the girls. So while Jess and Emma were trying to remain tight lipped on the situation so that they don’t burn anymore bridges, Sonya was listening to their interview live and decided to call through to give her version of events.
“Hadil was walking past, I think it was Stella and Jazzey’s room, and she just overheard conversations being had and it wasn’t pleasant,” explained Sonya. “I just don’t think the network handled the situation well…they knew that this was going to explode the next time we saw everyone on the table and that’s where all the anger came from.”
As for the physical confrontation rumours that Jess and Emma had since said occurred between Sonya and Hadil and another couple, Sonya argued that absolutely nothing physical occurred during any of the arguments.
“There was nothing that happened off air that was physical,” said Sonya. “No one bashed anyone. We’re not violent women, and that’s the upsetting part for us.”
And just when we thought that we couldn’t get more confused, Jess and Emma popped back on the line and they remained adamant that something physical did take place.
“You said there was something physical that happened but not to you,” said Jackie. To which Jess and Emma responded, “correct”.
Now this is where it gets interesting! Kyle and Jackie once again asked Sonya who was involved in the physical confrontation, because clearly something had gone down. And she responded by throwing her sister Hadil into the firing line.
“I think Hadil’s the one to answer that,” replied Sonya. “I can tell you that I was not physical.”
Hadil is set to appear in an exclusive interview with A Current Affair tonight so I guess if we want more clarity on this situation we’ll have to wait and tune in to see what she has to say!