EXCLUSIVE: Mary Kalifatidis Reveals Big Brother’s Secret Plan to Let Daughter Martha Enter the House as an Intruder
They become one of Australia’s most famous reality TV families.
And on Tuesday, Mary Kalifatidis confirmed rumors that she would originally appear on Big Brother alongside her daughter, Married At First Sight star Martha.
“Martha got the offer,” the 56-year-old told the Daily Mail Australia.
EXCLUSIVE: On Tuesday, Mary Kalifatidis (pictured) confirmed rumors that she would originally appear on Big Brother alongside her daughter, Married At First Sight star Martha
“It was supposed to be me and then she came in as an intruder but she was offered Celebrity Apprentice which was a better decision for her I think,” she added.
The Melbourne mother of three said that while Martha was overjoyed at the chance to appear in Big Brother, she felt Nine’s Celebrity Apprentice was “more up her alley.”
“She wanted to do something for a good cause,” she said of her daughter’s decision, referring to how Celebrity Apprentice contestants play for charity.
Confirmed: “It was supposed to be me and then she came in as an intruder, but she was offered a Celebrity Apprentice, which I think was a better decision for her,” Mary said. Right: Martha
Mary explained that while she was initially dubious about appearing on the show, she was never concerned about viewers’ reactions.
“I’ve always known there might be a reaction if Martha’s mom was there, but I didn’t really care what people think,” she said defiantly.
“In the end, people don’t really know you. Even with Martha, they are so many layers to her. She is very thoughtful and very generous… You just have to get to know her.”
Thick Skin: Mary explained that while she was initially dubious about appearing in Big Brother, she was never concerned about viewers’ reactions
Mary went on to say that before entering the Big Brother house, her daughter had given her a few words of advice.
“Just tell me, ‘Be yourself, because on Big Brother you can’t fake it, there are cameras everywhere – 24 hours, seven days a week,'” she said.
Mary was booted out of Big Brother on Monday night’s episode.
Big Brother continues on Channel Seven on Tuesday at 7.30pm
Betrayed: Mary was booted from Big Brother in Monday night’s episode