Rachael Finch passes footy test
MISS Australia Rachael Finch has shown off her rugby league passing skills on The Footy Show. Here she is with Titan Scott Prince and Paul Vautin. / The Courier-Mail
MISS Universe Australia Rachael Finch has revealed her steely competitive core - and "an amazing spiral pass" - on The Footy Show.
Putting to shame other celebs who've gone in the show's "So You Think You Can Play" challenge, Finch impressed judge Scott Prince with her "amazing spiral pass".
"We've had Richard Reid (of The Today Show), who'd never touched a football ... she did better than him," The Footy Show producer Stephen Morton said.
The former touch football rep, who'll be seen during the show televised from Suncorp Piazza tonight, knew better than to rock up and do the chip'n'chase, take bombs, etcetera with her usual pageant face on.
"But she certainly made Scott Prince and Fat (host Paul Vautin) look quite ugly -- and that was without flowing frocks and tiaras and make-up," Morton said.
"She's very competitive in the list of who we've done so far. She's also a competitive girl, so she was quite hard on herself. But unfortunately ... we couldn't let her have two takes."
Finch wasn't the only person in TV land showing the strain yesterday.
Veteran Channel Nine political reporter Spencer Jolly and his cameraman David Chee were seen having a barney outside the George Street executive building.
"It was more a verbal stoush with a wee bit of push and shove," one onlooker told us.
"They were fairly animated. There was a lot of finger-pointing going on ... but there were no punches thrown."
A Nine source said it was simply a matter of Spencer wanting Dave, who was busy with audio plugs in his ears, to catch some footage of the villains du jour, some evasive shipping company executives.
"A fairly typical occurrence in a high-pressure situation," he said.