An anonymous former TV presenter has conducted an AMA thread on Reddit and listed the “biggest jerks” that he worked with during his time in showbiz.
The user started an AMA thread (for those not familiar with Reddit, AMA stands for Ask Me Anything) saying that he “used to be a TV star” and encouraging Redditors to ask him questions about his time in the spotlight. Further down in the thread he told commenters that he presented a children’s show until 2010.
One user decided to spice things up a bit, and asked the original poster who “is the biggest jerk behind the scenes?”
Fortunately for us, the poster didn’t hold back with his answer. “Jerk list: Osher Gunsberg, Marie Louise-Thiele, Tim Arvier, Neale Whitaker, Ant from Ant & Dec (Dec is in my nice list below), Marcia Hines, Mark Holden, and by FAR the worst… Dennis Rodman. I’ve heard pretty bad things about these folks from close friends: Erika Heynatz and Samantha Armytage,” he replied.
The OP then sweetened things up by listing some of his favourites. “Nice celebs I have met: Sophie Monk, Jessica Mauboy, Georgina Lewis, Melissa Hoyer, Kay McGrath, Ricki-Lee, Casey Donovan, Shelley Craft, Melissa Downes, Sophie Walsh, Mike Goldman, Ranger Stacey, Rob Mills, Dec from Ant & Dec, Adam Lambert, Courtney Act, Iggy Azalea, Guy Sebastian… I have heard nice things about these people through friends: Gretel Killeen, Grant Denyer,” he wrote.
The mention of Sophie Monk on his favourable list should come as little surprise, the Love Island host has a reputation for being lovely to everyone she interacts with. Monk has credited her friendly demeanour to experiencing bullying in high school.
“I was definitely bullied at school. I used to have to sing after every assembly, which is so humiliating anyway. They’d make me sing the school song, the national anthem, whatever, and the kids used to say ‘it ain’t over until the fat lady sings’,” she told The Kyle and Jackie O Show,
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Sophie found the silver lining in the bullying ordeal though. “It taught me a sense of humour,” she noted. I learned self-deprecation.”
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