- On why he's doing The Celebrity Apprentice: "For me, it’s the chance to raise some money for my charity. It’s exciting, because I’ve worked with Wildlife Warriors for over a year now, and they’ve done amazing things for me. I’ve been away with the Irwins [Terri, Bindi and Bob], researching crocodiles out in the wild, been up to Australia Zoo. Seeing the wildlife animal hospital and seeing the koalas being saved . . . To be able to then do what I do — reality TV — and the goal is to win them money . . . I mean, I won Big Brother. I don’t have to prove that I can win another reality show for myself. I’m not here for myself this time, and I feel like Australia knows me. If I was to prove anything, it might be that there is a smarter side to me, and a more serious side. I’ve never really had a real job, either. The concept of a 9—5, five-days-a-week career . . . I’ve never even thought about that for my life."
- On if he likes doing the show: "No, I hate it, I absolutely hate it! It’s hell! Big Brother was like, a holiday compared to this. Big Brother . . . I was in my element, I was king of my own castle I created around me. The house was my wonderland, and all the people in it were my toys I played with, and Australia liked that! This is Mr. Bouris in a boardroom, like a professional guy I’m trying to impress with my work ethic. I’ve never had a job, how do I learn how to have a work ethic? I don’t even know what an ethic is?!
- On loving the interview circuit: "I do love it! It’s funny, because I started in radio myself, where we’d interview people, and I prefer the other side. I remember as the interviewer, you’re always like, 'Oh please give me something good.' And I always think I must be such a good interviewee, because I have the opposite problem, I give too much."
- On playing the reality TV game: "It’s been a very different game to play, I think I’ve held my tongue a lot more in this competition. I love chaos and conflict, as long as I’m the one spinning it around me and controlling it. This is just too hard! I’ve just had to go along with things and keep my mouth shut, I don’t like it at all!"
- On which fellow apprentices he gets along with: "I get along really well with Tegan, she's great. I love Geoff Edelstein. It's funny, he's the oldest guy and I'm the youngest guy, and he’s a bit of a misfit as well. I think people didn’t really know what to do with Geoff, or how to get the best out of him. And I think he was a bit overwhelmed with the whole competition side of it. I really took him under my wing. I love old people and spend a lot of time with my grandma, so I just made sure I carried his bags and helped him cross the road, or made sure he understood what the challenge was. He really did struggle a bit. And he’s so funny! And he’s got a much hotter girlfriend than I’ve ever had in my life. Actually, wife! He must be doing something right."
- On what we can expect from him on the show: "Of course I’ll be stirring the pot and bringing a sense of fun. Maybe not taking things too seriously. Yes, there’s the standard way of doing things, the 'safe' way . . . but boring! Someone’s got to push the boundaries and think about things differently. And I’m very competitive. The fact that I’m playing for a charity I’m so passionate about is going to bring an extra energy towards coming first!"
- On the big moment we need to look out for: "The pirate! I don’t know if they are going to show it. I do something that got me into a lot of trouble with Mr. Bouris. I pulled my pants down at a very prominent landmark . . . "
- On being a target: "I think people underestimated me in this. A lot of the other celebrities think they’re too good to watch Big Brother, and I think if they’d watched it, they would know how to deal with me a little bit better. I think they’re just like, 'Who’s this crazy-haired, loud-mouthed idiot? Why is he here? Can we get rid of him already?' I like being the underdog and the misfit of the group, because that’s when people underestimate you and don’t see you coming. It's been really hard in this game to go up against people who are playing the game a little bit. They're presenting themselves as something they’re not, trying to portray me as something I’m not, and trying to impress Mr Boris. My wild and risky nature is easy to point your finger at in this competition."