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Oprah's

New Green Thumb Has Stripper Past

11/30/2006 9:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Oprah's new gardening guru, Jamie Durie, got a wild ovation last week when he was introduced on her show. It's not the first time Durie's entrance sent a group of women into a shrieking frenzy.

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It turns out, as noted by celeb blog Faded Youth, that the meatcake had a successful career as a stripper in ManPower, Australia's equivalent of Chippendales -- and he was even the "Dance-Team Captain" of the troupe! He later hosted a popular home improvement show in Oz called "Backyard Blitz," which along with his physique and dazzling smile, made him something of a phenom Down Under.

Like Oprah's interior design guru, Nate Berkus, the same is likely to happen to Jamie here. Berkus has his own home-design line at Bed, Bath, & Beyond, and bestselling books, thanks to his Oprah exposure. When Oprah told her audience, "You may not have heard of this guy, but wait until you see what he can do," she may have had his rippling quads in mind.

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caveman    

yup, green thumb & brown dick

2697 days ago
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Samuel    

Nate's bedding is at Linens and Things not Bed Bath and Beyond.

2697 days ago
3.

Lou    

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?????

He is the hottest!!!!! I nearly died when I saw him. OMG, he is beautifful.

WAY TO PICK EM OPRAH!

2697 days ago
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Liz    

GO Jamie! you fly that flag for OZ!

Well any other girls out there looking for guys like that come down under, they roam freely along our golden sands!!

2697 days ago
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estee    

Yeah he is hot.

2697 days ago
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Joisy Boy    

um...those are abs not quads...and girls, i hate to break this to ya, but where this guy puts it, it'll hurt a little at first!

2697 days ago
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Joisy Boy    

oh, THAT's where my socks went...

2697 days ago
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Peeved    

So what? Big deal.

2697 days ago
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Wicked    

what do you expect from an Oreo...oh that Okra Withfries never goes away.

2697 days ago
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Tobias    

PLEASE.....What a surprise!!!!!!
The only way that SHALLOW woman would have him on her show was if he's HOT (yep he's HOT) Oprah is a GENIUS she's calculating...and a GREAT ACTRESS...There is nothing that isn't planned out by her...she knows what she's doing at all times. If this guy was average looking he would be on the Megan Mullally show. Oprah is a SCARY

2697 days ago
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kat    

He wasnt a stripper in a sleazy way, Manpower are total celebs in Australia!!!!

He is a sweet guy with a heart of gold, and has done amazing things for countless charities in oz. No wonder Oprah loves him so much...

(That, and he has a butt you can crack wallnuts on!!)

2697 days ago
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Wicked    

Oprah's an ASS. And a wannabe cracker. Can't stand the dipsh*t.

2697 days ago
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Wicked    

She's a conceited freak. Get her off my television.

OREO SHE IS.

2697 days ago
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delish    

Like anyone in Australia could have told you that!

2697 days ago
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Claire bear    

Old news! Jamie is yummy. He started out in ManPower- then was a segment host on Burkes Backyard, then host of Backyard Blitz and on the side was host of the Block. He already has books and a line of outdoor living accessories released in Australia.

2697 days ago
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