One Nation founder and extremely weird unit David Oldfield is having some sort of a moment right now – as his wife Lisa continues to experience a slow-motion meltdown on The Real Housewives Of Sydney, he’ll be raising his own profile with an appearance on the upcoming Hell’s Kitchen Australia.
Frequent Masterchef guest Marco Pierre White defected from Network Ten to Channel 7 to host the show, whose cast features a rogue’s gallery of vaguely familiar faces and would-be celebrities, sure to make you sit up and ask “who are these people and why are they on TV?”
Oldfield, who appeared on Celebrity Survivor and was rumoured to have a fling with Pauline Hanson in the late nineties (he denies this), is already ruffling feathers on the show. In particular, there are reports that he has clashed with fellow cast member, Real Housewives Of Melbourne star Pettifleur Berenger.
Former Bachelorette Sam Frost, who also appears on Hell’s Kitchen, spoke to News Corp about the tension between them, saying:
“David and Pettifleur are at each other’s throats all the time. He’s got a comeback for everything, he always has to have the last say. I said to him the other day, ‘Oh man, imagine what it would be like to be one of your kids.”
Olympian Jess Fox, House Husbands actor Lincoln Lewis, NRL player Willie Mason and The Chase star Issa Schulz will also put their skills to the test, alongside WAG Candice Falzon and Home And Away actress Debra Lawrence.
Rounding out the cast is Geordie Shore‘s Gary ‘Gaz’ Beadle, to add a little international flare to proceedings.
Falzon has also taken a swipe at Oldfield, saying:
“There’s a few people on this show who are in it for the wrong reason and it’s very, very obvious. People who are there for fame and who want to ram their intelligence and opinion down people’s throats by trying to belittle them.”
Oldfield was magnificently catty in response: “Well, to Candice I would say: ‘My Wikipedia entry reads a lot nicer than hers does.'”
The One Nation founder has been fairly dismissive of his fellow cast-members in general, saying:
“They’re not the sort of people that I expect I would see socially after the program is filmed. That’s nothing against them but they have a different circle that they run in to the circle I usually run in.”
While we might just be tempted to hate-watch this to see David Oldfield and Pettifleur Berenger at one another’s throats, this may is probably one of those situations where the behind-the-scenes drama is way more entertaining than the show itself.
Source: News Corp.
Photo: Hell’s Kitchen Australia.