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Fallen TV star Andrew O’Keefe is struggling to adjust to his new life behind bars and has become a demanding ‘prima donna’, prison staff claim.

The disgraced host of Deal or No Deal was labelled ‘self-entitled’ as he grapples with his new lifestyle at Silverwater Correctional Complex, in western Sydney.  

O’Keefe is on remand after he allegedly grabbed an ex-sex worker by the throat in January. He is expected to remain behind bars until his case is heard on July 28.

The 50-year-old is being held in a two by three-metre cell, confined to his room between 3pm and 7am, given one hot meal a day, and forced to share the prison with warring bikies and other criminals as he awaits trial.

Andrew O'Keefe is struggling to adjust to his new life behind bars and has become a demanding 'prima donna', prison staff claim

Andrew O'Keefe is struggling to adjust to his new life behind bars and has become a demanding 'prima donna', prison staff claim

Andrew O’Keefe is struggling to adjust to his new life behind bars and has become a demanding ‘prima donna’, prison staff claim

The disgraced host of Deal or No Deal was labelled 'self-entitled' as he grapples with his new lifestyle at Silverwater Correctional Complex, in western Sydney

The disgraced host of Deal or No Deal was labelled 'self-entitled' as he grapples with his new lifestyle at Silverwater Correctional Complex, in western Sydney

The disgraced host of Deal or No Deal was labelled ‘self-entitled’ as he grapples with his new lifestyle at Silverwater Correctional Complex, in western Sydney

‘He’s demanding,’ a prison source told Daily Telegraph. ‘Constantly asking for this and for that… he’s a real prima donna. 

‘I don’t think he’s come to terms with the fact that he’s (on remand).’

His dinner is heated up from a chill pack and given to him at 3pm. It is the only hot meal O’Keefe eats during the day. 

The 50-year-old, like the rest of the inmates, is given his night ‘rations’ of milk, cereal, seven slices of bread and sachets of coffee and prison-issue tea bags. 

His prison cell includes a metal bunk, open steel toilet, jug and sandwich maker. 

O’Keefe is only allowed to spend $150 buying goods from the prison every month.

He can buy basic necessities including stationery, toiletries and hygiene products and some groceries.

Confectionary, drinks and snacks and ‘culturally friendly’ food are also among the options.

NSW Police allege the former White Ribbon ambassador attacked a 38-year-old woman on January 25 after meeting her at his unit on Kent Street in Sydney’s CBD.

The 50-year-old is currently being held in a 2m by 3m cell, confined to his room between 3pm to 7am, given one hot meal a day and forced to share the prison with warring bikies and other offenders waiting for trial (pictured, a shared cell in Silverwater)

The 50-year-old is currently being held in a 2m by 3m cell, confined to his room between 3pm to 7am, given one hot meal a day and forced to share the prison with warring bikies and other offenders waiting for trial (pictured, a shared cell in Silverwater)

The 50-year-old is currently being held in a 2m by 3m cell, confined to his room between 3pm to 7am, given one hot meal a day and forced to share the prison with warring bikies and other offenders waiting for trial (pictured, a shared cell in Silverwater)

O'Keefe has pleaded not guilty to six charges including intentionally choking a person without consent, three counts of common assault and one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm

O'Keefe has pleaded not guilty to six charges including intentionally choking a person without consent, three counts of common assault and one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm

O’Keefe has pleaded not guilty to six charges including intentionally choking a person without consent, three counts of common assault and one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm

O’Keefe pleaded not guilty to six charges including choking a person without consent, three counts of common assault, and one count of assault occasioning bodily harm. 

The one-time Channel Seven star entered a guilty plea in February to a single possession charge over 1.5g of marijuana.

The drug charge relates to the January incident in which police allege a violent struggle, but O’Keefe claims he acted in self-defence.

Over a 17-year career with Seven, O’Keefe hosted Weekend Sunrise and game shows The Chase Australia and Deal or No Deal. He was axed by the network in January 2021. 

Over a 17-year career with Seven, O'Keefe hosted Weekend Sunrise and game shows The Chase Australia and Deal or No Deal

Over a 17-year career with Seven, O'Keefe hosted Weekend Sunrise and game shows The Chase Australia and Deal or No Deal

Over a 17-year career with Seven, O’Keefe hosted Weekend Sunrise and game shows The Chase Australia and Deal or No Deal

Source: DailyMail

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