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2013 reality TV rundown

2013 reality TV rundown

| On 12, Dec 2013

The majority of Australian reality TV is done and dusted for the year.

It came as no surprise to me that 13 out of the top 20 TV events in 2013 were reality TV grand finals and live deciders.

While I’m generally a dedicated viewer and commit to watching an entire season, the grand finale is where the masses both start and finish their viewing season.

The fact is, love or hate reality TV, you always want to find out who wins.

If you have ever missed a season finale and inquire about the winner the next day, you probably received an answer something along the lines of, ‘the guy who looks like a lion with the blond curly hair won.’

Funnily enough, you’ll be satisfied by this answer.

So, if you missed any season deciders or just want to refresh your memory, here’s a quick 2013 reality TV rundown.



Crowd favourite, Tim Dormer, beat out two Aussie beauties to claim the Big Brother winner’s title. Yes, he was the one with the perfectly curled golden locks, and yes, he draws many similarities to the King of the Animal Kingdom.

I tend to group X-Factor and Australia’s Got Talent together because they always seemed to be airing at the same time. No one could forget shy Dami’s powerful ballads which won her the X-Factor season, while probably everyone could forget AGT’s winners, singing trio Uncle Jed.

Teenage Heartthrob, Harrison Craig, took out the second season of The Voice Australia. Let’s hope he does better than that last person who sang some good songs and won the season …

Unexpectedly handsome, Brett, and partner, Emily, lasted until the very end of Beauty and the Geek. While the finale celebrations were a little lackluster, I’m already awaiting the next season.

Twins, Alisa and Lysandra, renovated their way to $395, 000 and The Block 2013 winner’s title. Let’s just say they weren’t as good as making friends as they were money.

Tattooed, sausage enthusiasts, Dan and Steph, secured a surprise win over siblings Jake and Elle in My Kitchen Rules. If this series isn’t the best way to fund your sausage restaurant dreams, I don’t know what is.

Other less noteworthy winders include; the girl with the bangs, Emma, from Masterchef, Mother and Daughter team, Robyn and Katie, from The Biggest Loser, Carly and Leighton from House Rules, cricketer Andrew Symonds from Celebrity Splash, and Queensland’s very own Nancy from The Great Australian Bake Off.

While ratings may suggest we are unlikely to see some of these series return in the New Year, the 2014 reality TV calendar is sure to be just as exciting!