I never thought I was good enough
“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