Today host in stitches after Jacqui Lambie’s candid dating confession

Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie left Today newsreader Alex Cullen in stitches on Friday morning when she made a hilarious dating confession.

The politician, who has been single for 18 years and is often very open about her romantic life, appeared on the Channel Nine breakfast show alongside journalist Van Badham for a hot topics segment.

Jacqui Lambie on Today.
Jacqui Lambie left Today host Alex Cullen laughing when she made a candid confession about her dating life. Photo: Channel Nine

The trio discussed a recent viral news story about a Chinese woman who became stuck at her blind date’s house for a week due to a snap lockdown in the city of Zhengzhou.

The woman, identified only by her surname Wang, shared videos online chronicling her experience and reportedly told the media that her date was “as mute as a wooden mannequin”.

She’s also said to have described his food as “mediocre”, but appreciated that he cooked and cleaned for her while she slept.


Sharing her thoughts on the story, Jacqui had her fellow Today panellists laughing when she described the unnamed date as her dream man.

“Oh my god, he cooks and cleans, he hardly speaks - kick him to me! Kick him to me! Come on,” she joked.

Alex Cullen then asked the mother-of-two what her ideal blind date would be, which was met with another candid response.

“I can't get a normal date, so maybe I need a blind date,” she said.

“That's what I need. They always scare the bejesus out of me, mate. That's why I’ve been single for so long.”

Jacqui Lambie in Parliament House.
Jackie said she’s been single for so long because blind dates ‘scare the bejesus’ out of her. Photo: Getty (Getty Images)

Jacqui has been very honest in the past about her search for love, telling Sunday Night in 2018 that she’s looking for “a good Aussie bloke who can hold his own”.

“You know, doesn’t have too much drama in his life. He’s got no exes that are bothering him, he’s got no kid custody battles going on out there, he’s getting on with his life, he’s happy, he’s outgoing,” she described.

In 2014 she famously remarked that her perfect man doesn’t need to speak but must have “heaps of cash” and “a package between their legs”, although she later apologised for her comments.

A few years later she also joked on KIIS FM that she was likely the only politician who wasn’t having sex when the sex scandals rocked Parliament House in 2018.

“I'm so annoyed, I must be the only one that can't get any bonking going on, fair go,” she laughed.

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