SAS Australia’s Ollie Ollerton may want to find another publicist to help him launch his new business venture, because Roxy Jacenko will not be forgiving him anytime soon.
After the instructor privately messaged the star asking for help after she quit the show in August, before then slamming her in a media interview over the weekend, Roxy has now said she won’t be working with him in any capacity.
Speaking to The Wash outside her Sweaty Betty headquarters in Paddington as she took the trash out (literally) on Monday, here’s what Roxy told us:
‘Why did he have to say I was “horrid” and a “disappointment” … The day I left [the show], within minutes of getting off the course, I got a message saying, “Can you work for me?” and that I did a good job despite my injuries. [He hasn’t sent me his business pitch yet] but I’ll tell him to go shove it up his fucking jumper. The reality is, it’s not all about a media mention. Say what you think, and that’s what I’ve lived by my whole life. You call it like you see it. If I had my time again, I wouldn’t have done the show because I wasn’t in the shape to do it. I tried, and I’m still getting trolled, but I showed up and tried. I work with the mentality that if you sign up, you do it. The same for when I had cancer, I still came to work every day.’
When asked what she makes of the media and drama surrounding SAS Australia, Roxy continued:
‘I guess it’s because we’ve never seen anything like it before. This is not a reality show in terms of what we’re used to as “reality” – this is actual reality. This is, what I think, Australia’s first actual reality show. And that’s why the mud is being slung every day. We were all put into an environment, and speaking for myself, that was’t what I thought it would be like.’