I never thought I was good enough

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“He is a helper and gets mas­sive joy in mak­ing peo­ple smile. He never takes him­self se­ri­ously and likes to have fun. Hope­fully the Aus­tralian pub­lic have en­joyed this side to him.”

Napoli­tano also puts some of his mate’s open­ness down to the show’s strict food ra­tions.

Smith moved to Aus­tralia when he started dat­ing Dan­nii Minogue in 2008. The pair split in 2010 soon af­ter the birth of their now six-yearold son Ethan. The move to Aus­tralia was a big deal for Smith, who was thrust into the spot­light as Minogue’s other half.

Hav­ing pre­vi­ously played rugby league with Leeds in the UK and mod­elled on the side, he quickly be­came a celebrity in his own right and landed the lu­cra­tive deal with Myer.

It was a very dif­fer­ent re­al­ity to that work­ing class up­bring­ing in Sal­ford near Manch­ester with par­ents Ed­die and Elsie.

“Kris lives by the mot­tos, ‘It is nice to be im­por­tant but more im­por­tant to be nice,’ and, ‘Man­ners cost noth­ing but mean the world,’ ” ex­plains Napoli­tano. “He doesn’t just say these things, he truly be­lieves in these val­ues. Maybe that is why he has lost it a few times in the camp; he doesn’t like to tol­er­ate peo­ple who don’t have the same val­ues.”

One per­son Smith has “lost it” with on

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