Married At First Sight star Jessika Power has hit out at a report she quit Ten’s new reality series, revealing that she was actually fired at the last minute and has “zero idea” why.
For weeks, Power – who appeared in Nine’s controversial dating show in 2019 – was rumored to be among the crop of local reality stars joining Ten’s premiere season of The Challenge Australiawhich begins filming this week.
However, the Daily Mail reported earlier this week that the 30-year-old TV contestant and OnlyFans creator had decided to quit – which prompted Power to fire back and set the record straight.
“I had my contract signed, bags packed, everything ready and received a message from my manager stating that the American executives had made a creative decision to not include me on the show despite believing I am ‘good talent’,” Power wrote in an Instagram Story, which was attached to a screenshot of the article.
“I was excited to be chosen to do the show and it was only a day before I was having Skype interviews with the casting director and speaking about opening outfits and filming location and leave dates,” she added.
“I’d completed my medical, background check and had my leave date for the show. “Everything had come back clear and everyone was happy but sometimes in TV these ‘creative decisions’ happen and that’s okay because it’s always an honor to even be considered (sic) let alone film a new television show.”
Power finished her lengthy statement by declaring: “Anyone who knows me knows I don’t hold back and I give the whole truth in things. Don’t ever write exclusive next to my name again without having actual facts from me. Idiots.”
She elaborated on the abrupt turn of events to the so dramatic podcast, explaining that she was one of the first contestants cast for The Challenge Australia back in January.
“I have zero idea why they pulled me from the show. It was literally a last-second creative decision,” Power said.
“People are asking if it’s because of OnlyFans but they knew about that and didn’t care… I have no idea the real reason, I don’t know what happened.”
The Challenge Australia is described as a cross between survivor and ninja warrior and will see a crop of former reality stars compete in grievous challenges for a shot at winning $1m in prize money.
According to so dramaticsome of the big names who are set to appear on the show include Ciaran Stott, Cyrell Paule, Grant Crapp, Tully Smyth, Brittany Hockley, Jessica Brody, Megan Marx, Jack Vidgen, Kiki Morris, Tim Dormer and Brooke Blurton.