Posted: 1 December, 2014
by Web Guy Josh
Big Brother Star Tim Dormer Slams Magazine
Tim Dormer has spoken out to set the record straight about a magazine story claiming he and Terri Irwin are dating.
The Big Brother 2013 winner says he was shocked that New Idea had chosen a cover story describing the pair as a “hot new couple”, with “romance on the cards.”
Tim spoke to HotFM Townsville’s Cliffo & Bec and told the guys how he thinks the rumours started. He has also reached out to Terri to clear up the whole situation… listen to what she had to say in the interview below.
Dormer has been working with the Irwins in his Wildlife Warrior ambassador role but says that the story is completely fabricated.
“I’m speechless,” he exclusively told news.com.au of the story.
“I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. I’m so embarrassed. I have nothing but respect for Terri and the Irwins, I’m friends with the whole family, but the story is complete rubbish. Our relationship is purely professional”.
Watch part 1 of my trip catching crocs with the Irwins & research team from @australiazoo tomorrow on @thetodayshow 7:40am on @channel9 ...Terri even gives me a lesson on how to tell the difference between boy & girl crocs...you don't wanna know where I stuck my finger!
Meet "Tiny Tim"! My very own crocodile! I'm so passionate about the amazing Crocodile Research Project run by @Australiazoo in partnership with the University of Queensland & #WildlifeWarriors that I've decided to sponsor my own croc, giving funds to help Terri continue Steve's legacy into understanding & conserving these amazing animals! We fitted Tiny Tim with a satelite tracking device so I can follow his movements over the next 10 years...Just as long as he doesn't come visit me in Bondi! #CrocTrip2014
The 30-year-old also took to Twitter to vent his frustration, calling it “the stupidest headline I’ve ever read.”
Dormer was studying a Bachelor of Science in Biodiversity and Conservation before he went into the Big Brother house and has previously described Steve Irwin as his “idol.”
“I grew up watching Steve on TV and after Big Brother I kind of realised, I had a bit of influence and it opened up doors for me to promote charity and causes I believe in,” he said.
“I’m so passionate about what Wildlife Warriors do. It’s all about getting behind our wildlife and it’s a [professional] relationship I hope will go on for a while.”
After a bumpy 4WD trek we've arrived at the #SteveIrwinWildlifeReserve in Cape York, with the Irwin's & team from @australiazoo! Tomorrow we will catch, tag and release crocs for research! #CrocTrip2014 #WildlifeWarrior #AustraliaZoo #DreamComeTrue
Is this the world's first #CrocJumpSelfie? @BindiSueIrwin, Robert & I on my first ever croc jump! Another first for me was sticking my finger up a crocodile's cloaca to find out it's sex! Unbelievably awesome day with the Irwin's & @australiazoo team on the #CrocTrip2014 #WildlifeWarrior #AustraliaZoo
Dormer said he would call Terri, 50, to see if there was anything he could do.
“I just hope Terri sees the funny side of it and gets a good laugh out of it. Luckily, she has a good sense of humour.”
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