The pair famously did not get along (put mildly) on their shared season of Celebrity Apprentice in 2013, and it’s clear from barbs exchanged over the years this was not a rivalry just played up for the cameras.
After insulting the publicity queen with the question: “You were on season three of Celebrity Apprentice, how did you do that without being a celebrity?” Gleeson proceeded to bait her by bringing up Rice.
“You were beaten by Stephanie Rice,” Gleeson said.
“How, I don’t know,” Jacenko replied.
“When she won did she say suck on that f******ts?”
“Basically yeah,” the 38-year-old said, adding, with sarcasm: “What a pleasure that girl is.”
Gleeson clarified that the mum-of-two was “not a fan” of the Olympic gold medallist.
“Nup, she might be good in the pool but she’s not so good person to person.”
This isn’t the first time since Celebrity Apprentice‘s end that Jacenko has been prodded over what appeared to be a very tense on-screen rivalry – despite the two being on the same team.
During the season, Jacenko and Rice butted heads, with the Sweaty Betty founder’s main criticism that the 30-year-old didn’t put enough effort into the challenges, in her opinion.
While there was in-fighting in Team Supreme from day one (mainly between Jacenko and teammate Prue MacSween), it was the fourth task where the pair’s conflict heated up, when Jacenko cut off Rice during a presentation, with tensions continuing from there.
It didn’t help that the finale came down to the two women, along with Jeff Fenech and John Steffenson, with Rice being named the winner.