Forgotten reality series starring Jackie ‘O’ Henderson and Ian Thorpe resurfaces after it was branded ‘the worst show in the history of the world’

Fans of Australian reality TV are taking to social media to voice their opinions about Channel Seven’s short-lived series Undercover Angels, starring Ian Thorpe and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson.

The series premiered in May 2002 and starred Olympic swimmer Ian, 41, as mentor to ‘angels’ Jackie, Bardot star Katie Underwood and actress Simone Kessell.

Thorpe guided the three beautiful women in their good deeds for strangers in need, including decorating the nursery for new parents and finding a new dog for a couple of children.

The stars went out of their way to look sexy on the show, striking several cringe-worthy, provocative poses in promotional photos.

Unfortunately, the series failed to catch on with viewers and was cancelled after only 11 episodes.

Viewers of the series recently shared their memories of the unique series on Facebook.

“One of the dumbest shows in an era of dumb reality shows,” someone wrote.

“Oh my god I forgot about this. So bad it was good,” added a second, while a third simply called it “cringe.”

Fans of Australian reality TV have taken to social media to react to the short-lived Channel Seven series Undercover Angels, starring Ian Thorpe and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson

Others, however, had fonder memories of the series, saying it was unfairly cancelled before it had a chance.

“Compared to the shit that’s on TV now, it was a masterpiece,” one fan wrote, while another person chimed in: “I LOVED THIS SHOW! One of the many forgotten shows from memory.”

At the time, The Sydney Morning Herald called the series “the worst series in the history of the world”.

The series premiered in May 2002 and featured Olympic swimmer Ian, 41, as mentor to 'angels' Jackie, Bardot star Katie Underwood and actress Simone Kessell

The series premiered in May 2002 and featured Olympic swimmer Ian, 41, as mentor to ‘angels’ Jackie, Bardot star Katie Underwood and actress Simone Kessell

In 2018, Jackie told her KIIS FM colleague Kyle Sandilands that she had learned some valuable lessons from being on the show.

“I went to someone’s house in Mount Druitt for the day. They made me wear a white jumpsuit, I had to look a bit like Charlie’s Angels,” she said.

Jackie admitted that the incident taught her an important lesson about when not to flaunt her wealth.

“It made me realize that people hate you when you drive a sports car. You get so much criticism when you drive a sports car,” she said.

At the time, The Sydney Morning Herald criticized the series as

At the time, The Sydney Morning Herald criticized the series as “the worst show in the history of the world”