Tziporah Malkah had us choking on our cereal this morning with a series of no-holds barred interviews on breakfast radio.
Having been voted off Channel 10’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here last night, the former supermodel went on air to share her insights into life in the jungle.
She reflected on her eating disorder, called Steve Price “a tit man”, and earned herself a ban from future appearances on Triple M’s Grill Team.
Here are some of the highlights.
On her fellow contestants:
“That girl that thinks she’s a star because she’s been on a couple of reality shows,” the 43-year-old told KIIS FM’s Kyle and Jackie O Show. “The real curly girl, that one, Ash…[didn’t like me].
“It’s just her tone, she just thought it was a kitchen and she was head chef. She’d be like, ‘Do this, do that’.”
The Binge ladies on why Tziporah was their fave contestant on I’m A Celebrity. (Post continues after audio.)
When she threatened to punch a radio host in the genitals.
During her interview on Jonesy and Amanda In The Morning, host Brendan Jones accidentally referred to her as Kate, the name by which she went until 2011.
Tziporah: Did you just say Kate?
Jonesy: I mean, Tziporah, sorry. I accidentally called you Kate… It was going to happen.
Tziporah: Don’t worry, you get three chances before I absolutely punch you in the dick.
Jonesy: Well, there you go, that’s one chance.
On showering naked in front of Steve Price:
“Yes I did shower nude with Steve Price watching,” Malkah told Kyle and Jackie O.
“I didn’t know he was watching until Tom Arnold told me, ‘yeah he watched’. I thought he was being respectful and then Tom told me he watched me.
“I did notice, during Jungle Radio, that Steve was looking at my erect nipples because I was wearing a wet T-shirt. I thought, ‘Wow, he is looking at my tits!’
“He’s grumpy, but I think he may be a tit man.”
On foreplay with Fitzy:
When Malkah spoke to Fitzy and Wippa on Nova, it was inevitable that their romantic past would come up. (The pair had brief fling after Malkah split from ex husband James Packer.)
Asked by Michael 'Wippa' Wipfli if his co-host was a good kisser, Malkah responded, “I don’t think we did much foreplay, I think we were just [censored] when we did it.
"I don’t know, darling. I know Fitzy has a Mrs now, and I want to send respect to his Mrs."
On returning to the real world:
"I’ll go back to the hospital [where she works as an aged care nurse]," she told WSFM's Jonesy and Amanda In The Morning.
"My boss is very supportive of me doing this show, I’m very very lucky that my company is a Christian company, it’s a not-for-profit and they are very open to things. I’ll have my job when I get back... I mean, they haven’t seen the show... or maybe they have and I don’t have a job."
On eating in front of her campmates:
"I’ve had an eating disorder since I was eight," she told KIIS.
"It's a lifelong condition. I’m trying to recover from that and I don’t really want to be around people that trigger me when I’m trying to eat, which is a very important part of my life.
"I felt that Ash was toxic and Kris was toxic and I didn’t want to look at them while eating my food."
On calling Kris Smith an 'anti-Semite':
Malkah hurled the accusation at the model and fellow contestant during an argument on last Tuesday's episode. The tiff began when she stepped in front of a dart board while he and radio host Steve Price were mid game.
Reflecting on the comment on Triple M's The Grill Team this morning, Malkah said, “He's an okay bloke. He's not an anti-Semite at all."
When pushed on why she delivered the insult, she replied, "Because he pretended that I was in front of the dartboard and I said I wasn’t in front of the dartboard on purpose,” Malkah explained.
“I thought if you’re going to throw stupid accusations at me, I’ll throw a stupid accusation at you. Saying I’m standing in front of the dartboard on purpose, that’s a terrible claim ... You can’t claim that about someone.”
On manufacturing drama:
The conversation on The Grill continued with host Matty Johns accusing Malkah of creating chaos.
“But Tziporah, you love stirring the pot. That’s what you do," he suggested.
“No I don’t,” Malkah responded. “How would you know that? Do you know me?”
“Watching you, my observation is you would stir the pot and then you would go, ‘Oh why are you turning on me?’” Johns said.
“What pot?” asked Malkah, “What pot did I stir?”
The tension came to a head when she questioned returning to television, because it would "mean I have to talk to you people all the time”.
“No, but believe us, this will be the first and last time you speak to us,” Gus Worland said.
Farewell, Tziporah. We'll miss you.