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IAC host Chris Brown stirs Paulini by mentioning Idol judge Dicko

I’m a Celebrity host Chris Brown stirs Paulini Curuenavuli by mentioning Idol judge Ian ‘Dicko’ Dickson – nearly 14 years after he made those scathing ‘gold dress’ comments

I’m a Celebrity host Dr Chris Brown gave Paulini Curuenavuli an extra push while joking about Australian Idol judge Ian ‘Dicko’ Dickson on Wednesday night. 

The handsome vet provided Paulini with a bit of extra motivation while she was forced to down a revolting Bull’s penis smoothie in a ‘cocktails’ challenge. 

Paulini was competing alongside Toni Pearen and Robert ‘Dipper’ DiPierdomenico when she was forced to down the unappetising sludge.  

Pushing: IAC host Chris Brown (L) stirred Paulini Curuenavuli by mentioning Idol judge Ian ‘Dicko’ Dickson – nearly 14 years after he made those scathing ‘gold dress’ comments

The former Australian Idol star struggled to drink the smoothie, with her at one point almost giving up before Chris cracked his cheeky joke.     

Host Chris looked at her and said: ‘Paulini, do you know who my favourite Australian Idol judge was?’ 

He then smoothly said: ‘Dicko. Drink up!’ 

Motivation: Host Chris looked at her and said: 'Paulini, do you know who my favourite Australian Idol judge was?' He then smoothly said: 'Dicko. Drink up.'

Motivation: Host Chris looked at her and said: ‘Paulini, do you know who my favourite Australian Idol judge was?’ He then smoothly said: ‘Dicko. Drink up.’

The trick worked with Paulini quickly gulping down a large mouthful before eventually getting the entire drink down.  

Australian Idol judge Ian ‘Dicko’ Dickson made offensive comments about Paulini’s weight while she was on stage in 2003.

He told the singer to much criticism: ‘You should choose more appropriate clothes or shed some pounds.’  

Down the hatch: The trick worked with Paulini quickly gulping down the rest of the smoothie without so much as a second thought

Down the hatch: The trick worked with Paulini quickly gulping down the rest of the smoothie without so much as a second thought

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph on Wednesday, the 38-year-old revealed her struggles with unhealthy behaviours in her later career. 

‘When touring with the Young Divas, I was hardly eating and working out like crazy,’ she said. ‘I may have been between a size eight and 10. I was so unhappy.’

Paulini explained she felt pressure to look thinner, have straight hair, and ‘fit into a mould’ of the Australian entertainment industry.

Blast from the past: Australian Idol judge Ian 'Dicko' Dickson (pictured) made offensive comments about Paulini's weight while she was on stage in 2003

Blast from the past: Australian Idol judge Ian ‘Dicko’ Dickson (pictured) made offensive comments about Paulini’s weight while she was on stage in 2003

‘It was always implied,” she began.

“Things you see on TV, everything around you says that you have to look a certain way and if you don’t look like that, then you are not quite right.’

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! continues Thursday at 7.30pm on 10

Iconic: The scathing comments were about Paulini's gold dress. Here: 2003

Iconic: The scathing comments were about Paulini’s gold dress. Here: 2003

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