Celebrity Apprentice star Benji Marshall has revealed that tensions between him and rival Ronnie Caceres became so hot that HR was forced to intervene during filming.
Speaking to KIIS 106.5’s Kyle and Jackie O on Wednesday morning, Benji insisted Ronnie was not ‘authentic’, prompting the radio presenter to agree.
“We’ve had a lot of people come in and say, ‘Ronnie’s going to do everything and say like ‘oh that’s just for TV’,” says Jackie O.
Celebrity Apprentice star Benji Marshall, 37 (left) has revealed that tensions between him and rival Ronnie Caceres, 46, (right) became so hot that HR was forced to intervene during filming film
“One day, he actually had an opinion of me and I said, ‘Please Ronnie, not today, I’m having a bad day,’ and he kept going…” Benji said. .
‘I said, “Dude, what are you doing?” and he said, “Well, do you want to do TV or not?”
‘I said (to him), “At the end of the day, you’re forgetting that we’re here for Ronnie’s charity, not for you”. However, it’s funny, he’s famous for reality TV, so I think he understands what it’s all about. But I think he tried to play a role where, in the end, he didn’t look very good. ‘
Kyle then jumped in, asking, ‘Why don’t you take him down?’ prompts Marshall to say that things soon escalated between the two.
‘One day he really got on with me and I said, “Please Ronnie, not today, I’m having a bad day”, and he kept going… “Benji said
“It’s funny, I got a little brief from HR about that,” because one day I thought I would… I don’t like giving it out, I don’t want to pocket it. “
Marshall explained that it happened after Ronnie joked that contestant Jean Kittson, 66, had ‘dementia’ in front of business executives.
Jean then explained what happened to Marshall, who said he was ‘really disappointed’ about Caceres.
Marshall explained that it happened after Ronnie joked that contestant Jean Kittson, 66, had ‘dementia’ in front of business executives
The former NRL star then snapped, ‘Don’t touch me, I heard what you did to Jean.’
‘He said she had amnesia, twice, and I hit him. It’s not a joke, he explained.
‘My wife’s grandmother passed away from dementia, I know a lot of people who have had it. Whether he thinks it’s funny or not, that’s not the point. I just hope he learns from that, that you don’t say that… but he’s playing a role. ‘
Benji with his wife Zoe Marshall. The couple got married in 2013
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