‘I WANT TO BE THE FIRST GAY BACH­E­LOR!’

ALL THE RE­AL­ITY TV GOS­SIP The re­al­ity star is putting her own spin on DWTS – and plot­ting her next step

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There’s no rest for the wicked – or a wicked diva! As

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com­peti­tor Court­ney Act chats to NW on the phone, she’s multi-task­ing and dash­ing around her lo­cal su­per­mar­ket en route to re­hearsals for the Chan­nel Ten tal­ent show, all the while hav­ing to fend off fans.

“I’ve got my head­phones on and some­one was like, ‘I love you,’ and I’m like, ‘I can’t talk, I’m on the phone,’” Court­ney (aka Shane Jenek) tells NW – be­fore dish­ing the dirt on how much cash she splashes on look­ing so glam, her plans to be the next Bach­e­lor or Bach­e­lorette, and what she’s go­ing to treat her­self to if she takes home the Danc­ing With The Stars tro­phy. Hint: it’s exxy!

Is com­pet­ing in DWTS tougher than you ex­pected it to be?

It’s funny, ’cause a lot of my friends who have done the show were telling me, “It’s re­ally gru­elling, it’s re­ally hard work” and six weeks in I was like, “What are they talk­ing about? I’m hav­ing a great time!” Then it started to hit me. I wake up and I’m tired and my body hurts. But it’s a lot of fun.

Are you go­ing to whip out the dance moves on your next date to try and im­press?

[Laughs] I do not think so. I think my danc­ing is for the dance floor, not for dat­ing. Work and pri­vate life are sep­a­rate. I don’t want to get my milk where I get my bread! I have no time for so­cial­is­ing.

Who do you think is your big­gest com­pe­ti­tion on the show?

Jimmy Rees, Sam John­son and Denise Scott. It’s the per­for­mance and the per­son­al­ity you bring to it, and when they per­form it turns into an event each week.

How are you go­ing to cel­e­brate if you win?

I’ll prob­a­bly sleep and buy my­self some­thing pretty and sparkly! A di­a­mond ten­nis bracelet. It’s nice and re­lat­able.

What re­al­ity show is next on your wish list?

I did my Court­ney Act Christ­mas Ex­trav­a­ganza on Chan­nel 4 in the UK, which was a va­ri­ety show, and I think I want to fo­cus on do­ing that sort of thing.

Would you ever do The Bach­e­lor or Bach­e­lorette?

I could do both! I could have gay boys on one side and straight men on the other. It would be like Mrs. Doubt­fire at the end, where he’s with the two fam­i­lies, run­ning back and forth!

Erika Jayne from The­real House­wives of bev­erly hills ad­mits she spends $40K a month on look­ing glam. Is it ex­pen­sive to be Court­ney Act, too?

It can be! It doesn’t cost that much, but my wig from the first week [of DWTS] was just amaz­ing. It was cus­tom-made, and that was quite ex­pen­sive. I’m not buy­ing one ev­ery month, mind you, but some­thing like that re­tails for like $4,000 or $5,000. It is nice now that I get to splash out on some higher-end prod­ucts, but I’m cer­tainly not spend­ing $40,000 a month!

Do you feel bet­ter when you’re glammed up or dressed down?

Glammed up. The other night we were all lined up on stage – and the women just looked fab­u­lous and the men were in white shirts or black T-shirts, and I was like, “God, why would you want to be a man when you could be a woman?!” DWTS airs live 7.30pm Mon­days on Ten

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