The volatile pair from New South Wales, who have attracted a barrage of media attention and online criticism, scored 41 points behind Lisa and Stefano’s 52 points. It was the lowest Instant Restaurant score ever on MKR.
The self-declared ‘Spice Girls’ proved to be dynamite for the show, likening one dish to poo and refusing to eat some ingredients.
On social media they became the target of racist vitriol and even death threats.
The two told News Limited, “We’re not such horrible people who hate everyone all the time,” Jessie said. “It was nothing like that and we came across to the public as such negative people.
“We didn’t expect this reaction. We didn’t think people would take us so seriously. The reaction has been out of proportion.”
It’s not the first time Reality participants have been the target of social media hate campaigns.
In 2012 Adelaide “princess” Jennifer Evans was subjected to vitriol before going on to win the series.
In 2011 Tasmanian contestant Melanie Maddock received death threats. MasterChef‘s Joanne Zalm was also the target of violent threats. But Deni Hines in Celebrity Apprentice topped the lot of them.
“We were just open and honest and transparent and that’s who we are,” said Jessie. “We’re really proud of what we’ve done together. We would’ve liked to have cooked a bit more because food means a lot to me and is very close to my heart.”
Biswa added: “We’re a bit disappointed we couldn’t stay and show everybody and ourselves that we’re good cooks. But we have no regrets at all, it’s been fantastic.”