Steve not a Tziporah fan

Alicia Vrajlal

James Packer's ex Kate Fischer attracted mixed reactions when she arrived in the I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here jungle in South Africa on Monday night, with commentator Steve Price making it clear that he was less than impressed.

The radio host couldn't hide the disappointment on his face when the 43-year-old, who now goes by the name of Tziporah Malkah, made her entrance, and it wasn't long before he took a swipe at the former model's weight gain.

Following a challenge, some contestants were given access to a selection of luxury items, and when Tziporah pulled out an inflatable flamingo, Steve didn't hold back with his bold remarks.

The look on Steve Price's face when Tziporah Malkah (Steve Price) arrived in the South African jungle on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here on Monday night. Source: Channel Ten
She arrived with male model Kris Smith. Source: Channel Ten

"Tziporah on a pink flamingo floating around that waterfall... boy, that's gonna be the money shot," he said, with a somewhat sarcastic tone.

Tziporah's arrival on the show came just moments after Steve had said he'd hate for her to join them in the jungle.

When speculating which celebrities would arrive next, comedian Nazeem Hussain said: "I heard it was Kate Fischer".

"For Christ's sake, do not wish that on us," Steve responded.

Steve then tried his best to be polite following his initial reaction. Source: Channel Ten
Earlier in the episode Steve said he wouldn't be happy if Tziporah was to appear on the show. Source: Channel Ten

Tizporah, who made her I'm A Celeb entrance alongside model Kris Smith, sparked plenty of social media activity on Monday night, with some fans actually failing to recognise her.

"Omg that is Kate Fischer???? Unrecognisable," one viewer wrote on Twitter.

Meanwhile another penned: "Oh I had to have a triple-take on Kate Fischer. What happened?".

Others were more complimentary of James Packer's ex, with one fan tweeting: "@TziporahMalkah seriously so super smart and awesome! Glad to see you back".

Some fans struggled to recognise Tziporah all these years later. Source: Channel Ten

Tziporah was arguably at the height of her modelling career back in the 1990s, while engaged to Australian billionaire James Packer.

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Following her split from James back in 1998, the media personality moved to Los Angeles and tried to launch an acting career.

A decade later she turned to spirituality, and nowadays prefers to go by the name of Tziporah, while working as as a therapist at an aged-care facility in Melbourne.

Kate dated James Packer between 1993 and 1998. Source: Getty
Kate pictured in 2006. Source: Getty

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