My INXS kiss-and-tell

Herald Sun - Switched On - - ON THE BOX - / HOLLY BYRNES

Get those Real Housewives of Sydney talk­ing and the kiss-and-tell con­fes­sions are as out­ra­geous as you’d ex­pect.

Take Read My Lips singer Melissa Tkautz who told Switched On her first celebrity snog was with INXS front­man Michael Hutchence.

The for­mer E Street star had a crush on the rocker at the peak of their fame in the 1990s but ad­mits, as a lo­cal celebrity her­self, she tried to keep her cool when given VIP ac­cess to one of their Sydney con­certs.

“I had the VIP pass, look­ing like I didn’t care ... drink­ing and all the rest of it. But the truth was I was a huge fan. I fol­lowed Michael pretty much ev­ery­where and I ended up at [King’s Cross] night­club Kin­sella’s. We were walk­ing through the crowd and Michael said, ‘you’re Melissa, aren’t you?’ and I went [stares blankly] ... I just didn’t have any­thing to say.”

Tak­ing mat­ters into his own hands, Tkautz says what Hutchence did next gave her the shock – and one of the great­est me­mories – of her life. “He de­cided to kiss me and stick his tongue down my throat. And of course, I kicked and screamed ... NOT. It was fab­u­lous.”

While her co-stars had less A-list en­coun­ters, their first kiss and worst kiss me­mories make for en­ter­tain­ing view­ing (watch the full video on­line).

Fur­ther proof these wild women know how to hook an au­di­ence, as they did with the launch episode which was the top non­sport pro­gram for Fox­tel on Sun­day night, with 104,000 view­ers.


Real Housewives’ (from left) Melissa Tkautz, Lisa Old­field and Vic­to­ria Rees.

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