The Real House­wives’ Lisa Oldfield re­veals how safety fears prompted an ac­cu­sa­tion against a co-star. By AMELIA SAW

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - TV GUIDE -

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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