Win­ter throws shade at Housewives

The Sunday Times - - NEWS -

USU­ALLY mild-man­nered real es­tate ex­pert An­drew Win­ter has un­leashed on fel­low Foxtel re­al­ity stars, the Real Housewives of Mel­bourne.

“Oh my god I can’t stand them,” he told Con­fi­den­tial.

Win­ter, who was in Perth to host the 11th sea­son of Foxtel’s Sell­ing Houses Aus­tralia last week, didn’t hold back when it came to be­jew­elled bar­ris­ter Gina Liano.

“I can’t imag­ine any­one who would want to be on that show. I just think how could a bar­ris­ter want to be,” he said. “An old bar­ris­ter that re­leases per­fume?”

The mar­ried fa­ther-of-three, who is based on the Gold Coast, said his daugh­ter has a bot­tle of Liano’s self-ti­tled fra­grance which was gifted by Foxtel. “We use it to cover up the dog pong,” he said.

Liano, who will be in Perth to­mor­row for a pro­mo­tional visit with fel­low cast mem­ber Ly­dia Schi­avello, was con­tacted for com­ment.

English-born Win­ter said he’s lucky his prop­erty shows don’t at­tract much neg­a­tiv­ity from view­ers, ex­cept when they call him a “pommy bas­tard”.

Win­ter also co-hosts Love It or List It Aus­tralia, in which he en­cour­ages home­own­ers to list their homes for sale rather than ren­o­vate.

But he doesn’t ad­vise Perth home­own­ers to sell their homes, given the cur­rent state of the mar­ket.

“Re­ally for you, you need to batten down the hatches rather than panic-sell­ing,” he said.

Win­ter is sur­prised he is recog­nised by view­ers in WA.

The first sea­son of Love It or List It Aus­tralia airs on Foxtel’s Life­style chan­nel on Wed­nes­days at 5.30pm West Aus­tralian time.

Real deal: Prop­erty guru An­drew Win­ters. Pic­ture: Daniel Wilkins

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