The AFL star’s former partner Wayne Carey has called for the ‘dark’ end of their relationship to be banned from SAS Australia.
Kate Neilson, the former partner of AFL legend Wayne Carey, has called for the ‘dark’ end of their relationship to be banned during the screening of SAS Australia.
The former North Melbourne star will take part in the Channel 7 show, which kicks off on Monday evening.
Carey and her fellow celebrity rookies signed up for the series that subjects celebrities to grueling physical and emotional tasks.
A promotional teaser earlier this month showed Carey addressing his infamous cheating affair with a teammate’s wife during a segment of the show where he was questioned by officers.
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Now it has been revealed by The Sun HeraldCarey will also address her split from Neilson while on the show.
The Melbourne socialite turned LA-based actress says she hopes the “dark period” of her life will not be re-explored in the public eye when it airs on Seven.
The former couple briefly got engaged in 2009, but separated soon after.
The split came after Carey spent time in a US jail for assaulting Miami police, who were called after what the footballer claims was an accidental drink from Neilson in 2007.
She says she stays in touch with her ex and doesn’t want the incident aired in public again.
“The incident was so long ago now and it was a dark time in our relationship, but I can say with certainty that the glass of wine was intentionally thrown in my face and smashed my mouth.” she declared. The Sun Herald.
“(It’s) definitely something I really want to leave behind.”
Carey would face and be asked to address a series of scandals that followed his downward spiraling career following his 2002 affair with Kangaroos star Anthony Stevens’ wife Kelli during his stint on SAS Australia.
He was eventually forced out of North Melbourne at the time to end his career with the Adelaide Crows.
Brent Harvey, the AFL game record holder who has played his entire 20-year career in North Melbourne, said last year the sex scandal had broken up the squad and crippled the club for years.
In the clip posted by Seven this month, SAS instructors call Carey a “shipwreck” and he tells them during an interrogation session: “I slept with a teammate’s wife. It haunted me for 20 years.
“My integrity will always be in question. I’m not trying to prove anything to the public, it’s up to myself.
“People can change. They evolve. I hope this can help me.
The clip ends with Carey saying his ‘worst nightmare’ would be standing on top of a mountain because he’s afraid of heights – as footage shows him climbing an intimidating cliff.
Publicly, Stevens remained silent for years about being betrayed by Carey before finally filing the case with veteran AFL reporter Mike Sheahan in 2015. At the time, Stevens told the Open from Fox Footy that Mike Carey hadn’t even apologized to him – which Carey denied.
Carey explained in 2016 how he decided to mend his rift with Stevens ahead of the 20-year reunion of the Kangaroos premiership-winning side in 1996. The pair met privately in Melbourne ahead of the big event to settle their differences.
“As we know, Stevo said the Open Mike it’s been a while since he thought I didn’t apologize properly, so that’s where it all started,” Carey told Triple M six years ago.
“Sincere apologies. That’s where it started and that’s where it ended.
“You’ll never forget (the case) and it’s something that will live with me forever, as I’m sure a lot of people will, which is still sad and I still live with it, but we can go to the event on Saturday and just have a smile on our faces and laugh and people can feel really good to be there.
Carey, meanwhile, is also at the center of a reshuffle of Channel 7’s footy commentary team ahead of the 2022 season.
The two-time premiership winner and seven-time All-Australian is set to be dropped from the cover of Seven’s Friday Night Footy with popular presenter Daisy Pearce moving to Friday nights.
Pearce is set to join Hawthorn Premiership captain Luke Hodge on special comments as Brian Taylor and James Brayshaw call the game. Carey had been a Friday night staple since 2014.