The Real Housewives’ Lisa Oldfield reveals how safety fears prompted an accusation against a co-star. By AMELIA SAW
IT’S an extreme way to get attention, but when you’re Lisa Oldfield, nothing has been off limits in the debut season of
So the controversial business consultant and wife of former One Nation politico David Oldfield admits accusing costar Krissy Marsh of throwing a dead cat over her fence was her idea of a TV stunt.
The sick joke is exposed in tonight’s reunion finale, when it is confirmed a photo of a felled feline – which she touted as evidence she was being targeted by her TV rivals – was, in fact, from Google.
Explaining the bizarre storyline, Oldfield tells
there was method to her madness, forcing producers to take her real security concerns seriously.
With her family receiving “a number of threats” after David’s appearance on SBS factual series last year, Oldfield’s anxiety escalated when her show premiered and she became a social media target, too.
“The producers kept making me say, ‘I’m Lisa from [suburb]’, and I kept saying, ‘No, this is not right’. I’ve had my [porch] light smashed. I’ve had people say that they want me dead, they want my children dead, that my husband’s a racist.
“One drunken night I found a photo of the dead cat and said, ‘Look, this is getting serious … can we rerecord so I say [I’m from the] northern beaches and not my exact suburb?’.”
Oldfield says the explosive reunion special “was a 19-hour headf---”.
“We had short breaks and the food wasn’t very good so we were tired and we were hangry,” she says. “We were just over it. I was quite happy to never see those girls again.”
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