Shane Warne labels journalist 'smug' and 'a dick' after live TV interview


Shane Warne hasn’t taken long to stir up yet more controversy after he was voted of the Australian version off the TV reality programme I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!

The 46-year-old former fiance of Liz Hurley courted plenty of criticism for his outspoken views during his six-week stay in the South African bush. And no sooner had he left, he labelled a journalist “smug”, “inappropriate” and “a dick” after being interviewed live on TV.

Appearing on Australian TV programme The Project – which like I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! airs on Channel 10 – Warne was asked by presenter Waleed Aly about alleged fund mismanagement relating to the former cricketer’s charity The Shane Warne Foundation.

The story has made headlines in Australia while Warne has been on the TV programme and, while the leg-spinner said any critics of the charity should “get stuffed”, he otherwise flat-batted the question fairly well.

“We have nothing to hide. We welcome any audit,” he said.

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“It is really disappointing that people want to come after some good people that have raised a lot of money and made a serious difference to seriously underprivileged children.

“You can all get stuffed if you want to have a go at us for it but we are very, very proud of what we have been able to achieve.”

That appeared the end of that, with the studio audience applauding and Aly seemingly ready to sign off the interview, before Warne jumped in with: “You doubting me, mate? “You think we’ve got something to hide?”

Aly replied: “No I’m not saying anything, but I’m not an auditor. I have absolutely no comment on it.”

Warne did, however, have one more comment to make as he took to Twitter moments later to post: