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Sam Burgess and Sam Dastyari unlikely pair sparking TV project rumours

Sam Burgess and ex-Labor senator Sam Dastyari spark rumours they’re working on a new TV project together as they step out for lunch in Sydney


Sam Burgess and former Labor senator Sam Dastyari were spotted lunching together on Friday at Justin Hemmes’ CBD brasserie Felix, according to The Daily Telegraph

There’s speculation that the meeting between the two could be in relation to a possible television project.

It comes after it was revealed that Burgess had been retained by Channel 7 for another TV series after appearing on SAS Australia.

Pictured: Sam Dastyari on the Today show

Former NRL star Sam Burgess and former Labor senator Sam Dastyari were the unlikely pair spotted at lunch, sparking rumours of a TV project

But according to the publication, sources dismissed claims the pair would be appearing on Big Brother VIP.  

Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Sam Burgess and Sam Dastyari for comment.

A TV project between the pair is a potential possibility since both men have appeared on reality TV shows.

TV rumours: There's been speculation that the meeting between the two Sam's could be in relation to a possible television project after it was revealed that Burgess had been retained by Channel 7 for another TV series since appearing on SAS Australia

TV rumours: There’s been speculation that the meeting between the two Sam’s could be in relation to a possible television project after it was revealed that Burgess had been retained by Channel 7 for another TV series since appearing on SAS Australia  

Finale: The former South Sydney Rabbitohs star was the only celebrity recruit to pass final selection during the SAS Australia finale

Finale: The former South Sydney Rabbitohs star was the only celebrity recruit to pass final selection during the SAS Australia finale

Dastyari starred on season five of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here in 2019.

He was the second camp-mate to be sent packing on the Channel Ten reality show, with his eviction coming after a fiery showdown with co-star, Jacqui Lambie.

The pair – who are on opposite sides of the political spectrum – clashed over their opinions on changing the date of Australia Day.

Burgess, meanwhile, appeared on the latest season of SAS Australia and was the only celebrity recruit to pass final selection during the finale of the hit series.

After taking some time to deliberate, the show’s DS (directing staff) ultimately decided that only Sam had what it took to make it as an SAS soldier.

However, two sources have since revealed to Daily Mail Australia that the NRL star was given preferential treatment during the series. 

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph last month, an insider alleged that producers ‘had the Sam Burgess redemption story narrative in their heads’ from day one. 

Plotted? Speaking to The Daily Telegraph last month, an insider alleged that producers 'had the Sam Burgess redemption story narrative in their heads' from day one

Plotted? Speaking to The Daily Telegraph last month, an insider alleged that producers ‘had the Sam Burgess redemption story narrative in their heads’ from day one

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