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It's no secret that cooking takes second place to drama on My Kitchen Rules. But even longtime viewers would be surprised by the producers' bizarre behind-the-scenes pot-stirring tactics.Woman's Day reported on Monday that contestants were banned from drinking Red Bull on set despite long hours of filming - for a VERY surprising reason. 'Someone brought Red Bulls onto the set, but they were confiscated. Production want contestants to be tired and irritable so they'll argue at the table,' said a source. The magazine also alleged that two of this season's most controversial stars, 'Botox Sisters' Jess Alvial and Emma Byron, 'were sought after (by producers) for two years'.Meanwhile, brothers Nic and Josh Sama were reportedly scouted from their professional food truck business, Fritto and Co. MKR producers also allegedly encouraged on-screen drama by lavishing praise on the contestants after dinner table arguments.Woman's Day even claimed that hair and makeup staff openly 'b**ched' about the contestants in a bid to turn them against each other.'(They) were told they won't get any airtime if they don't involve themselves in the drama,' claimed the insider, who added that crew members told them conflict would make sure 'viewers will be tuning into MKR instead of Married At First Sight'. Despite these supposed efforts by the producers to make MKR must-see TV, the long-running cooking show has struggled in the ratings so far this season.Married At First Sight consistently attracted huge audiences for Channel Nine while Channel Seven struggled in the same time slot.Daily Mail has contacted Channel Seven for comment.