My Kitchen Rules season two winners Sammy and Bella Jakubiak want the public to know why the franchise hasn’t produced many success stories.
Sammy, 29 and her sister Bella, 34, have blamed restrictive contracts handed down by Seven Productions – though they admit cooking ability in contestants has plummeted recently too.
The Polish duo won the series (and its $100,000 prize) in 2011, but alleged to News Corp on Saturday their contract ensured they were broke for a year afterwards.
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‘It takes a while for winnings to come through’ MKR season 2 winners Sammy and Bella were BROKE after the show as their contracts required them to do ‘nothing for a year’
‘We were contractually obliged to do nothing for a year after,’ Bella claimed.
With a cool $100,000 in the bank, that shouldn’t have been much of an issue, except for the fact the pair allege the money wasn’t in the bank at all.
‘We were broke for the year afterwards. It takes a while for the winnings to come through’ Sammy claimed, implying the funds were not released for at least twelve months.
Winners and losers The Polish duo won the series (and its $100,000 prize) in 2011, but explained in an interview on Saturday how their contract ensured they were broke for a year afterwards
They also strongly implied that making money off the Sammy and Bella name during that time would have been considered a breach of contract.
Due to fears surrounding the relative new world of social media, the duo allege they weren’t allowed to start a Facebook page either.
Bella said that in 2011, there was both fear and excitement surrounding the undocumented potential of social media platforms.
Seven clearly embraced the excitement, quickly launching social accounts for the network and eventually for individual shows – Sammy and Bella on the other hand, wore the brunt of the fear.
‘Nothing’ The duo claim they were ‘contractually obliged to do nothing for a year,’ and said the winnings ‘took a while to come through.’ They also claim they were not allowed to setup a Sammy and Bella Facebook page for 12 months
Once the twelve months was up, the pair – perhaps even more determined – quickly set about making a name for themselves again.
Now in 2018, the pair can proudly say they’ve made it Bella has a restaurant in Canberra’s Tallagandra Hill wine region and Channel Ten now airing their new cooking show Sammy & Bella’s Kitchen Rescue.
This time around, they get paid straight away, and their Facebook page was created before the show even began airing.
Sammy & Bella’s Kitchen Rescue airs 1pm Saturdays on Network Ten.
Did it on their own! As soon as the 12 months was up, the duo set about making a name for themselves again, with Bella opening a restaurant in Canberra
But wait… there’s more! Channel Ten recently began airing their first-ever cooking show. And this time, they get paid straight away
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