Late nights ap­peal to Ed­die

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GET set for a full force diva turn from My Kitchen Rules favourite — but fear not, his TV star­dom has not gone to his head.

Rather, he has been cast as an “ar­ro­gant French chef” in the film The BBQ, which starts film­ing in the north-east Victorian town of Mitta this week.

No stranger to a head­line, Manu mused about his 2016 ice cream drama last week.

He fronted a cam­paign for Mag­num ice creams which en­cour­aged plea­sure seek­ers to take a bite, and the saucy ad was in­ves­ti­gated by the Ad­ver­tis­ing Stan­dards Board.

Manu said he had been the vic­tim of a viewer who in­ter­preted the ad the wrong way.

“It was not con­tro­ver­sial. Some­one made it con­tro­ver­sial,” he said.

“The ad it­self was about an ice cream and some­one had a dirty mind.’’

has flagged in­ter­est in host­ing a late-night talk show.

McGuire hosts Mil­lion­aire Host Seat for Chan­nel 9 and is in­volved with Fox Footy, but is keen on a chat show.

“I do an early-morn­ing show every morn­ing for three hours on Triple M’s Hot Break­fast, so that in many ways sates that part of what I love to do, which is en­ter­tain and in­ter­view,’’ he said.

“Even­tu­ally, if talk and va­ri­ety shows come into play it would be an ob­vi­ous place that would be a good area to play in again.” has hon­oured her mother, as Ovar­ian Cancer Aware­ness Month be­gins. Pea­cock spoke of “the pain, the tor­ture, the night­mare” of the dis­ease at the Teal Rib­bon Lunch at Crown.

“I am the daugh­ter of a most won­der­ful mother, a most won­der­ful grand­mother, whose life was taken by this vi­cious, shock­ing and dev­as­tat­ing cancer,’’ she said.

The cancer’s “bru­tal” sta­tis­tics “do not help you stay pos­i­tive”, she said.

MsFion­aByrne @MsFion­aByrne

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