Just when you thought that reality TV couldn't get any worse, it does; Stuff reports:
Jaime Ridge is set to go toe-to-toe in the boxing ring with one of the stars of TV show The GC, as she battles to secure her own reality TV show.Ridge, 18, will fight Rosanna Arkle, who is understood to be boxing in just a bikini, during an undercard match at the KFC Godfather of Fight Nights in Auckland on July 5.The organiser of the event, David Higgins, was this morning reluctant to talk about Ridge's inclusion in the event as a formal announcement was scheduled for 11am, but he confirmed she would fight.He would not comment on her opponent, but it's believed it will be Arkle, 23, a Whangarei-raised self-declared glamour model, who is one of the female stars of TV3's The GC.The show follows a group of young Maori living on the Gold Coast.Arkle flew into Auckland yesterday.The pair will fight over three two-minute rounds.The main bout, held at the SkyCity Convention Centre, is between heavyweights Shane Cameron and American Monte Barrett.The daughter of former Kiwis captain and All Black Matthew Ridge has been training with former Warrior and boxer Monty Betham and the pair have been tweeting about her progress."That is how you train. Have to breakdown before you can rebuild stronger. Great workout today at Boxing Alley," Betham tweeted on May 24.Ridge wrote on the same day: "Got to go through the pain to gain."She also tweeted about an early morning shopping trip to Britomart to buy "my new training outfit".The fight is no doubt more made-for-TV fodder for a reality TV pilot Ridge is filming with her mother Sally. The pair have been seen with a camera crew catching up with gal-pals at Ponsonby hotspot SPQR and were recently followed to Colin Mathura-Jeffree's 40th birthday party.
Stories like this make us delighted that we have Sky TV, with a wide range of programme choices. Imagine if this was the only channel one could watch, as it was back in the good old days. It doesn't even bear thinking about!