Celebrity Apprentice – Deni Hines V Polly From The Block Feuding?
Not sure if this is just a publicity stunt, however TV WEEK is saying Deni Hines was not a fan of Polly from The Block.
Deni clearly is not a fan of reality TV as she said she had never heard of her nor watched The Block. I find Deni’s criticism a bit strange considering her biggest hit was a cover song “Ain’t No Sunshine”. Also Deni needs to get with the reality of the 21st century that people from these shows are popular with TV viewers.
In fact the very popular US Celebrity Apprentice is normally stacked with reality stars.
The TV WEEK reports on the friction on set.
The article states:
With soul singer Deni Hines making a point to remember Polly Porter’s name by reciting “Polly watns a cracker” over and over again, it’s clear that if these celebrities were looking for a new best friend, they’ll be sorely disappointed.
We’re told the knives are well and truly out among the celebrities, with more backstabbing, bitching and enemies being made than during Pauline Hanson’s days in parliament.
“If anyone rubbed me the wrong way, it was Polly,” Deni tells TV WEEK. “I was bit like,’Stop telling me how a camera works – you’re 20 and I’m 41.’ I found her annoying at times.”
Being a “celebrity” is something that Deni feels people need to earn, and although Polly came out as a winner on the most recent season of The Block for her renovation work, she hasn’t achieved “celebrity status” yet.
“I said [in the boardroom] that I don’t refer to myself as a celebrity. I’m an artist and I sing. If you put something on YouTube you’re a celebrity,” she says. “People have to understand that [she] build a house – good on ya!”
Being new to the world of television, Polly was aware from day one she was going to have a target on her back.
“Some of the contestants thought I’d renovated a house and that’s all I had going for me. I think it was a bit of a shock that I showed I had a brain and some TV game,” the 24 year old says.
And Deni certainly hasn’t made life easy for the already-anxious renovator.
“I was an easy target,” Polly admits. “It’s almost a cheap shot to say, ‘She doesn’t have any contacts, let’s kick her out.’
But there’s a lot more to the game than having a black book – you need to have a brain and be able to talk to the public.”
While she’s happy to roll with the punches and prove that she’s a worthy contender for the big title, Polly says she’s had her weak moments.
“I was trying to exude confidence, but inside I was really nervous and not sure what I was doing,” she admits.
Unlike The Block where she had her boyfriend, Waz Jones, by her side to get through tough times, Polly has to cope with being solo for this project.
“It was so hard because he’s the one who calms me down and makes sure everything is OK,” she explains.
But despite the difficulties she faced winning over her teammates, the task she dreading most was walking into the boardroom to face her boss, millionaire businessman Mark Bouris.
“It’s so dark and gloomy and it feels like the end of the world. When Mr Bouris starts talking you think, ‘Oh my gosh – I’m only going to talk when spoken to,'” she says.
And although she loved the challenges, the intense pressure could mean this will be the last time she lets the cameras follow her daily.
“I don’t think I’ll do another reality show,” she admits. “It’s easier to renovate; [this show] was really tough.”
I have watched the first episode and it is great fun. For probity purposes I will state my car is in it and it is the first one washed at the car wash….
Celebrity Apprentice Australia commences tonight on Channel Nine at 7.00pm. I will be recapping.