The Australian Idol winner, who was famously duped by a female friend for six years and believed she was in a relationship with a man named Campbell, said she was well-placed to host the show. The program was to be based on Catfish: The TV Show, an American reality/doco-style television series uncovering the truths and lies of online dating.
Casey recently told Andrew Denton she’s finally learned to forgive the person, named Olga, who masterminded her ordeal.
‘I think I have forgiven her - there's some anger there definitely but I had to let it go to move forwards,’ she told Andrew Denton's Interview.
Casey admits she was so convinced by the catfishing that she was coerced into having sex with Olga, at the fictional Campbell’s request.
'I think by that time I was just willing to do anything to see him,' she said.
'My intuition was saying, "This isn't right, don't be a d**khead". But I'd put so much time in this that he had to be real.'
Casey explained how 'Campbell' asked her to have sex with Olga, and then tell him about the encounter afterwards over the phone.
'He was like "do that, then we’ll all get together and do that together",' she says before visibly cringing and exclaiming, 'That’s too much,' to the crowd.
The young star agreed to the bizarre request. It was her first sexual experience.
Reflecting on Olga's motivation, Casey said she wondered if her friend was driven by repressed sexual desire.
'I don't know if she was a closeted lesbian that didn't understand her sexuality so she tried to make other people feel like they had to do that,' she said.