Julia Morris left producers ‘fuming’ after she decided to cut her brunette locks off before filming the last season of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
The 55-year-old debuted her new short pixie cut in December last year, just months after she confirmed her split from husband Dan Thomas following 16 years of marriage.
An insider told Daily Mail Australia that Channel 10 and ITV producers were left horrified when Julia showed off her new look on Instagram.
She had visited a local hairdressers and asked for the same haircut Gwyneth Paltrow had in the 1998 romantic comedy film, Sliding Doors.
But producers allegedly wanted her to keep her original brunette bob because it made her look ‘feminine and appealing’.
How Julia Morris left Channel 10 and ITV producers fuming when she cut her hair off without asking because she wanted to look like Gwyneth Paltrow in Sliding Doors following her divorce
They decided to dye her hair blonde ahead of the new season of the show so she could match her new co-host Robert Irwin.
On Wednesday, Julia showed off her new blonde hairdo as she checked in at Sydney Airport.
The popular TV star couldn’t wipe the smile off her face as she waved to fans ahead of a flight.
She showed off her slim figure in long purple dress and kept warm with a matching coloured jacket for the trip.
Julia is set to host the new season of I’m A Celebrity alongside 19-year-old Robert.
The wildlife warrior will stand alongside the comedian for the upcoming 2024 season of the reality show, replacing Dr Chris Brown.
The 55-year-old debuted her new short pixie cut in December last year, just months after she confirmed her split from husband Dan Thomas after 16 years of marriage
She went to the hairdressers and asked for the same haircut Gwyneth Paltrow had in the 1998 romantic comedy film Sliding Doors
Speaking to the Herald Sun ahead of Channel 10’s Upfronts, Robert couldn’t contain his excitement for the new role.
‘This just feels like it was meant to be,’ he told the publication.
It isn’t the first time Robert has appeared in the jungle. In 2016, the photographer appeared as a guest on the show alongside his mum, Terri, and sister Bindi.
He admitted he’s been a ‘massive fan of the show’ every since.
‘I was knee-high to a grasshopper and had the bowl cut,’ he recalled. ‘I loved so much getting to do that show.’
Producers reportedly wanted her to keep her original brunette bob because it made her look ‘feminine and appealing’. Pictured Julia and former I’m A Celebrity co-host Dr Chris Brown
In August, Julia told Yahoo Lifestyle! that the show will go in a ‘completely different way’ following the departure of her co-host Chris after they shared the screen for almost a decade.
She explained that she was testing her ‘chemistry’ with six potential candidates and the selection will change the dynamic.
‘I’m going to have to leave everything of the past behind,’ the 55-year-old told the publication at the time.
Chris, 45, left Channel 10 for more onscreen opportunities at rival Seven.
Producers decided to dye her hair blonde ahead of the new season of the show so she could match her new co-host Robert Irwin