“She’s completely open, which is rare in itself, and it’s brave too,” Wippa, 39, says. “There weren’t any no-go zones, which was amazing as well, because we had to have some honest conversations about how people are portrayed and what we want in the story and what we want to get out of it. Because for somebody that’s a master of PR, this couldn’t just look like an ad.”
Given Jacenko is no stranger to reality TV – she appeared on the 2013 season of The Celebrity Apprentice– Wippa says she was keen for I Am… Roxy to show warts and all.
“She didn’t want it to look like some TV show that was just full of product,” he explains.
“She was keen to share the secrets of what she does, but she was keen to show that, through the depths of despair and no matter how hard it can get, at the end of the day family’s family. And she’s there with Ollie and there have been some rough times, but they’re there together as a family.
“They might do things differently; the rules might be different in her household, but it still works. The kids are there. Mum and Dad love each other.”
Wippa is hoping I Am…Roxy will be picked up for a full season. As for radio, fans of Fitzy &Wippa need not fret–the boys will be staying on the airwaves for the foreseeable future. Wippa, who turns 40 at the end of the month, kicked off celebrations early with a trip to Italy with wife Lisa and their two children, Theodore and Jack, along with friends Hamish Blake and Zoë Foster Blake and their kids Sonny and Rudy.
According to Wippa, the families had their fair share of laughs.
“A local bloke,who’d taken a couple of shots of the girls, turned to Hamish, and looked at me and said, ‘Would you like a photo with your father?’” Wippa recalls. “I was like, ‘I’m in my 30smate and that guyis losing his hair faster than I am!’”
Jacenko and Wippa are hoping her reality show is picked up by Ten for a full series.
For the full interview pick up the latest issue of Who!