My INXS kiss-and-tell
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.
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Real Housewives’ (from left) Melissa Tkautz, Lisa Oldfield and Victoria Rees.