Forgotten reality series starring Jackie ‘O’ Henderson and Ian Thorpe resurfaces after it was branded ‘the worst show in the history of the world’

Australian reality TV fans have taken to social media to reflect on the short-lived Channel Seven series Undercover Angels, which starred Ian Thorpe and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson.

The series premiered in May 2002, and featured Olympic swimmer Ian, 41, as a mentor for ‘angels’ Jackie, Bardot star Katie Underwood and actress Simone Kessell.

Thorpe guided the three beauties as they performed a variety of good deeds to strangers in need, including decorating a nursery for new parents and finding a new dog for some children.

The stars tried their best to look sexy on the show and struck several cringe-worthy provocative poses in promotional shots. 

Unfortunately, the series did not connect with viewers and it was axed after just 11 episodes.

Viewers of the show recently took to Facebook to share their memories of the unique series. 

‘One of the dumbest shows in an era of dumb reality shows,’ one person wrote. 

‘Omg I forgot about this. So bad it was good,’ a second added, as a third simply called it ‘cringe’.

Australian r eality TV fans have taken to social media to reflect on the short-lived Channel Seven series Undercover Angels, which starred Ian Thorpe and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson  

However, others had fonder memories of the series, and said it was unfairly axed before it was given a chance.

‘In comparison to the s**t that’s on now it was a masterpiece,’ one fan wrote, while another person chipped in: ‘I LOVED THIS SHOW! One of many forgotten shows from my cranium.’

At the time, The Sydney Morning Herald slammed the series as ‘the worst show in the history of the world.’ 

The series premiered in May 2002, and featured Olympic swimmer Ian, 41, as a mentor for 'angels' Jackie, Bardot star Katie Underwood and actress Simone Kessell

The series premiered in May 2002, and featured Olympic swimmer Ian, 41, as a mentor for ‘angels’ Jackie, Bardot star Katie Underwood and actress Simone Kessell 

In 2018, Jackie told her KIIS FM co-star Kyle Sandilands she had learned some valuable lessons by appearing on the show.

‘I was going out to someone’s house in Mount Druitt for the day. They made me wear the white jumpsuit, I was supposed to look a bit like Charlie’s Angels,’ she said.

Jackie admitted that the incident taught her a very important lesson about when not to flaunt her wealth.

‘It made me realise, driving a sports car makes people hate you. You get so much abuse driving in a sports car,’ she said.

At the time, The Sydney Morning Herald slammed the series as 'the worst show in the history of the world'

At the time, The Sydney Morning Herald slammed the series as ‘the worst show in the history of the world’ 

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