'Kick him to me!' Jacqui Lambie makes a VERY honest confession about her dating life while discussing a Chinese woman who was stuck in a blind date's house for a WEEK during lockdown
Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie has revealed her romantic life is in dire straits.
The outspoken politician, 50, admitted she'd been 'single for so long' on the Today show on Friday while discussing a viral news story about a Chinese woman who found herself stuck at her blind date's house for a week during a snap lockdown.
The woman at the centre of the story reportedly said her date was 'as mute as a mannequin' but acknowledged he cooked for her and did household chores - prompting Ms Lambie to describe him as the perfect man.
The mother of two, who has been single for 18 years, made the admission during a hot topics segment with journalist Van Badham and newsreader Alex Cullen.
Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie has revealed her romantic life is in dire straits
'He's cooking and cleaning for her. [The woman's verdict] is a bit harsh, isn't it?' asked Cullen.
'Oh, my God. He cooks and cleans, he hardly speaks - kick him to me! Kick him to me!' declared Lambie.
Cullen then asked Lambie what her 'ideal blind date' would be.
She responded: 'Well, I can't get a normal date, so maybe I need a blind date. That's what I need. They always scare the bejeesus out of me, mate.
'That's why I've been single for so long.'
The outspoken politician, 50, admitted she'd been 'single for so long' on the Today show on Friday while discussing a viral news story about a Chinese woman who found herself stuck at her blind date's house for a week during a snap lockdown. Pictured with Today host Alex Cullen (centre) and journalist Van Badham (right)
Lambie has often spoken of her single status, and once told Sunday Night she'd 'switched off' the romantic side of her life after being on her own for so long.
She has described her ideal man as 'a good Aussie bloke who can hold his own' and indicated she would be open to dating a 'tradie with calluses on his hands'.
When Australian politics was rocked by sex scandals in 2018, the former solider joked on KIIS FM she was probably the only politician who wasn't sexually active.
The woman at the centre of the story reportedly said her date was was 'as mute as a mannequin' but did acknowledge he cooked for her and did household chores - prompting Ms Lambie to describe him as the perfect man
'I'm so annoyed, I must be the only one that can't get any bonking going on, fair go,' she said.
In 2014, she memorably said her 'perfect man' doesn't even 'need to speak' but 'must have heaps of cash and they've got to have a package between their legs'.
She later apologised for these remarks.
It comes after a Chinese woman revealed she became stuck in her blind date's house for a week after the city was plunged into a Covid-19 lockdown.
Requirements: In 2014, Lambie memorably said her 'perfect man' doesn't even 'need to speak' but 'must have heaps of cash and they’ve got to have a package between their legs'
The woman, identified by her surname Wang, was having dinner at her blind date's house when parts of the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou were abruptly placed under lockdown last Wednesday.
Posting a video on Chinese social media platform WeChat last week, it seemed love had not blossomed between the pair, as Wang described him as 'mute as a wooden mannequin', according to local media reports.
Wang told Shanghai-based outlet The Paper that she had gone to Zhengzhou for a week-long trip to meet potential suitors when the city was thrown into a Covid-19 lockdown.
She said: 'Just after I arrived in Zhengzhou, there was an outbreak and his community was put under lockdown and I could not leave.'
A woman (pictured), identified by her surname Wang, said she has been stuck with a blind date for a week after parts of the Chinese city of Zhengzhou were placed under lockdown last week
Wang said her family introduced her to 'ten matches' and the fifth blind date wanted to 'show off his cooking skills' so invited her to his house for dinner, where they were unexpectedly plunged into lockdown.
Since then, Wang has shared videos documenting her daily life locked down with her date, who has been cooking meals for her, which she described as 'mediocre'.
According to clips published by local media, her blind date, whose identity is not known, has also been doing household chores and working at his laptop while she sleeps in during lockdown.
It seems romance is not on the cards for the pair, as Wang said she is looking for a more talkative partner, describing him as 'mute as a wooden mannequin'.
'Besides the fact that he's as mute as a wooden mannequin, everything else (about him) is pretty good,' she told The Paper.
'Despite his food being mediocre, he's still willing to cook, which I think is great.'
Posting a video on Chinese social media platform WeChat last week, it seemed that love had not blossomed, as Wang described her date as 'mute as a wooden mannequin'
Her short videos quickly went viral on Chinese social media sites but Wang said their surge in popularity prompted her to remove the videos 'for now'.
'Friends have been calling him and I think this has definitely affected his life, so I have taken them down for now,' she said in a video posted Tuesday that was widely republished in Chinese local media.
'Thanks everyone for your attention... I hope the outbreak ends soon and that my single sisters also find a relationship soon.'
It remains unclear if she is still stuck at her date's house.
More than 100 Covid cases have been reported in Zhengzhou since last week, as China battles to contain multiple local outbreaks of the Delta and Omicron variants.
Several cities in the central province of Henan, which lies near Xi'an, have strengthened virus controls in response to hundreds of new infections since late December.
Provincial capital Zhengzhou has imposed a partial lockdown, which has seen schools shut and non-essential businesses ordered to close.
There have also been large-scale testing drives rolled out to test the city's nearly 13million residents for any 'silent' Covid-19 carriers.
Henan on Wednesday reported 87 new local cases and it is not clear how many of these are Omicron cases.
Chinese authorities are on high alert over Covid flare-ups in major cities as it is just weeks ahead of the Beijing Winter Olympics.
There are now a total of 20million people confined to their homes in China after the cities of Anyang and Yuzhou joined the 13 million in Xi'an under quarantine and banned from leaving their home even to buy food.
Zhengzhou has imposed a partial lockdown, which has seen schools shut and large-scale testing drives rolled out to test nearly 13million residents for any 'silent' Covid-19 carriers
Authorities are wary of major Covid outbreaks ahead of the Winter Olympics, which Beijing will host in February. Pictured: Volunteers spray disinfectant in Zhengzhou on January 11
The emergence of the fast-spreading Omicron variant is yet another test of China's zero Covid strategy, with authorities already battling several outbreaks.
The lockdowns are the broadest since the shutting down of Wuhan and most of the rest of Hubei province in early 2020 at the start of the pandemic.
While China's total reported cases are far lower than other virus hotspots such as the United States and Europe, there is widespread concern about the impact of Omicron.
Before the latest cluster, China had reported just a handful of Omicron cases, all linked to imported infections.
Authorities are especially wary of major outbreaks ahead of the Winter Olympics, which Beijing will host from February 4-20.
A Beijing Olympics official responsible for disease control, Huang Chun, said organisers are counting on the cooperation of athletes and officials to prevent an outbreak that could affect participation.
'If the mass cluster transmission happens, it will impact the Games and the schedule for sure,' Huang said.
'The worst scenario, if it happens, is independent of man's will, so we leave our options open.'
The global event will coincide with the busy Lunar New Year holidays, during which millions of people travel across the country.