And here is our first pic of Maria De Corrado, Bianca Stevens, Emily Biggs, Nicole Mitchell, Sarah Brunton, Kristyn Gohrt, Zoe Irons and Skye Harper -the girls in the Aussie version of Ladette to Lady.
Filmed at Eggleston Hall in the UK, the girls comprise Nine’s adaptation of the English series.
But in what sounds like a publicist’s dream, they have been reprimanded by an Emirates’ manager at England’s Newcastle Airport for mucking up on the long flight earlier this month.
One passenger said: “It was disgraceful and those girls brought shame on Australia. There were about six or seven of them and they swore like troopers even after it was pointed out there were young children nearby.
“They were loud and obnoxious, shrieking and cackling in everybody’s faces. They were skipping up and down the aisles. One elderly lady was so upset by their behaviour, she burst into tears.”
The female passenger said of the cabin crew: “The girls were being chaperoned by a young man who was a producer but he was no match for them. They ran rings round him.”
An Emirates spokesman confirmed “a group of passengers on board our flight from Dubai to Newcastle on November 9 acted in an unacceptable manner. We will not tolerate disruptive passengers on board our aircraft.”
One man travelling who was a police officer is going to make an official statement about their behaviour.
Channel Nine spokeswoman Cathrine Mahoney said: “The girls are rough diamonds who apparently lived up to the reasons they were cast in the show.
With the incident on November 9th, it sure took a long time to become news. The story really just reiterates the mayhem the show will promise. You can’t buy this sorta press….