Things got off to a very AWKWARD start on ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’ on Sunday night.

As the celebrities were unveiled one-by-one, olympic champion Lisa Curry and shock jock Steve Price had an awkward run-in with one of their fellow contestants, when they failed to recognise who she was.

It was uncomfortable to watch, to say the least!

First, Steve told Lisa that his ‘biggest fear’ wasn’t the encounters with the creepy crawlies they would soon be having, but instead someone turning up who he didn’t know. 

And that’s EXACTLY what happened when former My Kitchen Rules and Dancing With The Stars contestant Ash Pollard showed up.

Here’s how it went down…


Steve: “Who have we got here?”

Lisa: “I don’t know… She’s got a lot of hair!”

Lisa: “Welcome to our jungle!”

Ash: “Thanks, guys.”

Steve: “Steve Price.”

Ash: “I’ve met you before.”


Steve: “Have you?”

Ash: “Yes. I will tell you when.”

Steve: “Really?”

Lisa: “Lisa Curry.”

Ash: “So good to meet you. I’ve stalked you a few times, actually. We live in South Yarra together.”

Lisa: “Yes?”


Ash: “And we have the same manager.”

Lisa: “Really?”

Ash: “True story.”

Lisa: “Oh. OK. That’s creepy.”

Steve: “Sorry, what’s your name?”

Ash: “Ash. Ash Pollard.”


Lisa: “Now, you’re a singer, aren’t you?” 

Ash: “No, but I can in the shower.”

Lisa: “I’ve seen you somewhere…”

Ash: “On television, My Kitchen Rules – I’m a cook. And I’ve been on Dancing With The Stars.”

And if that wasn’t already the most AWKWARD AF dialogue, we’ll just leave the last little bit here….

Lisa: “Oh, thank God. You can do the cooking while you’re here!”


Here are the rest of the celebs:

Natalie Bassingthwaighte – Entertainer

Dane Swan – AFL player

Tom Arnold – Hollywood actor

Tegan Martin – Model


Nazeem Hussain – Comedian

Lisa Curry – Olympic champion

Steve Price – Shock jock

Casey Donovan – Recording artist

Ash Pollard – Reality TV star

Jay Laga’aia – Actor


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