Domenica Calarco has revealed why she called TV icon Kerri-Anne Kennerley a ‘c**t’.
The reality star, 28, who feuded with the TV veteran, 69, on the latest season on I’m A Celebrity broke down the feud on her Sit With Us podcast.
The Married At First Sight alum blamed Kerri-Anne’s past controversial remarks for their series of heated confrontations on the jungle set reality show.
Chatting alongside co-host Ella Ding, Dom explained she felt aggrieved by Australia Day comments made by Kerri-Anne in January, 2019.
‘I didn’t think much of Kerri-Anne coming into this [filming] because I obviously haven’t seen her on TV for a while,’ Domenica began.
Domenica Calarco has blasted Kerri-Anne Kennerley yet again while attempting to explain why she called the TV icon a ‘c**t’
‘The last thing I did see of Kerri-Anne was on Studio Ten a few years back, and she did say some pretty horrible things about First Nations people,’ she added.
Dom admitted to calling the star a ‘c**t’, but said she was open to ‘debate’.
‘[She had] some backwards thinking. It didn’t sit right with me. I really like having debates and those conversations with people. That’s where magic happens.
‘I love educating myself. If I could learn something from Kerri-Anne. Of course, I would have loved to have that conversation [about her remarks].’
‘The last thing I did see of Kerri-Anne was on Studio Ten a few years back, and she did say some pretty horrible things about First Nations people,’ Dom added
Kerri-Anne famously got into a fight with co-star Yumi Stynes during a panel discussion about Australia Day in January, 2019.
Kennerley called-out protesters at an Australia Day event, and questioned whether they could be doing more to help the people they were defending.
‘OK, the 5,000 people who went through the streets making their points known, saying how inappropriate the day is,’ she began.
Kennerley famously called out Australia Day protesters in 2019, and questioned whether they could be doing more to help the people they were defending
‘Has any single one of those people been out to the Outback, where children, babies, five-year-olds, are being raped?
‘Their mothers are being raped, their sisters are being raped. They get no education. What have you done?’
The panel sat in shocked silence for several seconds before Stynes went straight for the jugular.
‘That is not even faintly true, Kerri-Anne. You’re sounding quite racist right now,’ she said.
Dom, who called Kerri-Anne a ‘c**t’, said she would be open to speaking to her. Pictured
Kennerley responded by stating she was offended, but Stynes doubled down on her insult.
‘Well keep going then, because every time you open your mouth you’re sounding racist.’
Kerri-Anne was later cleared by the Australian Communications and Media Authority following an investigation into the segment.
Kerri-Anne was later cleared by the Australian Communications and Media Authority following an investigation into the segment
Kerri-Anne sensationally walked from I’m A Celebrity after Domenica branded her ‘the most self-centred b**** she’s ever met’ during a fiery spat.
It later emerged Dom also called KAK a ‘c**t’ for refusing to participate in an eating challenge – although this moment was edited out of the broadcast.
Speaking to The Daily Telegraph’s Sydney Confidential shortly after her exit, Kerri-Anne was upset over quitting within the first week of the show, but she ‘loved’ living in the camp with some of the ‘fabulous’ famous faces.
‘I am very disappointed that I couldn’t stay,’ she said, adding that the challenges were strenuous.
Kerri-Anne admitted that she’d never camped before and ‘never wanted to’ until she entered the jungle, but noted that she’d learned a lot about camping life.
She also addressed Dom’s ‘hurtful’ comments before her exit.
‘I am a tough old bird but that doesn’t mean what people say aren’t hurtful,’ she added.