It’s a match made in Hell

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He’s the world-fa­mous TV chef who has re­duced even Gor­don Ram­say to tears with his fiery tem­per.

But for­mer Real Housewives of Mel­bourne’s Pet­ti­fleur Berenger says she wasn’t in­tim­i­dated by Marco Pierre White’s in­fa­mous blus­ter.

“I’d take on 10 Mar­cos over those seven ladies (on Housewives),” Berenger laughs.

“I wasn’t scared of him. What’s he go­ing to do to me, se­ri­ously? I was com­pletely un­scathed by him.”

Berenger left the Housewives fran­chise af­ter two sea­sons of on­screen slang­ing matches with her co-stars. The so­cialite was happy to go out on a high, leav­ing her fans clam­our­ing for more.

“I have no re­grets,” she says. “The women never re­ally let me into their cir­cle. I was al­ways on the outer. You have to have a thick skin to be a Housewife.”

She is now ex­plor­ing her op­por­tu­ni­ties in the US af­ter be­ing in­vited to an international Housewives function hosted by ex-New York Housewife Jill Zarin.

Berenger is one of the 10 stars who be­come sous chefs to Pierre White in Seven’s re­al­ity series, Hell’s Kitchen Aus­tralia. She joins House Hus­bands’ Lin­coln Lewis, Bach­e­lorette fave Sam Frost and cricket WAG Candice Warner in the TV kitchen.

The sea­soned re­al­ity star was teamed with One Na­tion co-founder David Old­field where, she ad­mits the pair butted heads. “I talked back to him,” she laughs. “What can I say? I like to stir the pot.”

HELL’S KITCHEN AUS­TRALIA, SEVEN, SUN­DAY 7PM, MON­DAY-TUES­DAY 7.30PM

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