KATE Ritchie is well aware that her behaviour on Nova can at times be “appalling”.
Listeners of Nova’s national drive show, Kate, Tim and Marty, will no doubt be aware of the weekly segment that sees Ritchie transform from Australia’s darling into a deranged competitor.
And boy is it good radio.
In the segment called Quick Draw, co-host Tim Blackwell gives Kate Ritchie and a celebrity guest a category and a letter. For example, he might say, “name a chocolate bar that starts with the letter S”.
The first person to yell out an answer gets a point and the first person to get three points wins.
On yesterday’s show, Ritchie took on Karl Stefanovic who defeated her in Quick Draw back in May.
As you can see in the video above, Ritchie got her redemption and beat the Today show host convincingly in a typically animated performance.
“It was very important for me to win against Karl,” Ritchie told news.com.au.
“He is a smarty pants, let’s be honest. I would have to say that he and Joel Creasey are the people that give me the greatest joy when I beat them because they’re both very good, Joel in particular.”
Quick Draw is one of the Nova drive show’s most popular weekly segments purely because listeners get to see a different side of the typically gracious Ritchie.
She’s taken on a number of well known men in the game this year including Boy George and Bill Shorten, but not as many famous women.
“The boys give me a hard time about being ‘anti-ladies’ in the studio which is absolutely false,” Ritchie told news.com.au.
“But I have to say, it’s what makes me most nervous because maybe I have a little more respect for the women that step inside the Kate, Tim and Marty studio.
“I know that my behaviour playing Quick Draw is appalling and I’m fine to act that way in front of the blokes, but I’d like to pay the women a little bit more respect.”
And Nova fans can look forward to even more “appalling” behaviour from the former Home and Away star next year as she confirmed to news.com.au that the show’s line-up will remain unchanged in 2018.
“Who would have thought, year number five!” Ritchie said.
Kate, Tim and Marty can be heard on Nova from 4-6pm. Their last show for 2017 will be this Friday.