Angie Kent has hit back at Foxtel boss Brian Walsh after he publicly criticised her and Gogglebox co-star Yvie Jones for signing up to I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!.
The reality star, who was eliminated from the jungle this week, told News Corp on Wednesday that she doesn’t regret her career decision and won’t shed any tears over Brian’s comments.
‘I loved doing Gogglebox. I gave up four years of my life — eight seasons. We brought home three Logies,’ she defiantly told the publication.
‘If Brian wants to be disappointed with us going into the jungle, that’s his choice,’ she said, adding that she will always support Gogglebox from afar.
‘When I’m A Celeb popped up, I thought why the hell not do something that Gogglebox couldn’t offer me?’ Angie added.
It comes days after Foxtel’s Executive Director of Television Brian Walsh told TV Tonight that the Sydney flatmates were blacklisted by Foxtel for signing up for the Channel 10 program.
‘You will not see a review of them on Gogglebox,’ Walsh said. ‘From a promotional point of view, the issue that upsets Foxtel is the exploitation of the Gogglebox brand to market and sell another program.’
It is understood Foxtel likes to keep Gogglebox contestants away from the showbusiness spotlight so they maintain ‘authenticity’ as pop culture critics.