Former AFL hardman Wayne Carey has admitted he is a big softie at heart - and, contrary to his bruising image on the footy field, often cries behind closed doors.
Wayne spoke exclusively to Be ambassador Ash Pollard, while they were cooking up a storm, about how he cried during the My Kitchen Rules grand finale and when Harrison Craig won The Voice.
“I've gotta say it's nice to see you getting emotional in the kitchen,” Ash said to Wayne.
“I’m really glad because I'm sure a lot of people out there think you’re a bit of a stiff!"
"I actually am an emotional person," Wayne said. "Onions make me cry, but also a bit of chilli. I have very sensitive eyes!"
During their chat Ash taught Wayne how to cook penne Amatriciana, the dish he ate before every one of his 272 AFL games. He has also eaten it hundreds more times in restaurants around Melbourne - but has never attempted to cook it himself.
Wayne also revealed to Ash why people call him ‘Duck’.
“It’s because I used to waddle when I ran on the field. Everyone calls me Duck, the only time I get called Wayne is when I’m in trouble,” he said.
Watch the video clip above and see how the dish came together.
Credit: Kitchenware supplied by Lorraine Lea.