“I’m the kid who was thrown in the gutter at 15 . . . I’m always looking for someone to love me back. I’ve got a lot to give but, you know, I want it back. Probably more than I want to give.”
After splitting up with his partner of eight years Imogen Anthony last year, Sandilands is now dating his former personal assistant Tegan Kynaston.
As Australia’s most successful radio partnership, Kyle and Jackie O haven’t been without their share of controversies. They caused a national uproar in 2009 when a 14-year-old girl brought onto the show by her mother was strapped to a lie detector and then revealed she had been raped.
“There’s no way I would do that now. If someone suggested that as a segment I would know, no we are not putting a young girl on a lie detector,” admits Henderson.
Party boy Shane Warne revels in isolation
Staying home for the past ten weeks hasn’t been all online poker games and hanging out with pretty girls on Houseparty like you might expect for famed cricketer Shane Warne. Instead, the spin king has been isolating with his three kids Brooke, Jackson and Summer.
“Spending time with my kids has been great and I think that’s one of the silver linings COVID-19 has had on families,” he tells Emerald City. “It’s the first time in 30 years I’ve been in the same city for this length of time, so I’ve actually enjoyed it.”
Warnie did the media rounds last week to spruik the free consultation Advanced Hair is offering people who have suffered hair loss from coronavirus. “I used to be self-conscious and wear a cap because I didn’t want people to see my bald spot or where my hair was thinning,” he admitted.
Warne began treating his hair loss with ‘Advanced Laser Therapy’ way back in 2006. “I don’t have bad hair days any more because I have a full head of hair again.”
The show must go on
While the future of some reality television shows remains in limbo, The Voice Australia will resume filming next month. International stars Kelly Rowland and Boy George have returned for the series’ ninth season, joining local talent Guy Sebastian and Delta Goodrem.
Given the coronavirus travel restrictions, there has been a lot of speculation about how the international coaches will be involved this time around. A Nine spokesperson scotched rumours Rowland and Boy George would be replaced.
“We can confirm all four coaches will remain in their roles for the entirety of the season. In previous years we have had guest mentors come in to assist coaches in the latter part of the season, and that is just one possibility we are looking at for this season, however, no decisions have been made.”
Darren McMullen’s co-host Renee Bargh is due to land back in Sydney from Los Angeles this week to continue filming the singing competition. Like other returning Aussies, Bargh will be quarantined for 14 days in a hotel. The physical staging of The Voice has been amended to comply with COVID-19 restrictions and contestants won’t perform to a live audience. The Voice will debut tonight. Nine owns this masthead.
Lucy Manly is a reporter and gossip columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald and Sun-Herald.