He was the king of food TV before disappearing from the screens in 2011, and now Peter Everett has given an ominous glimpse into his very different life.

Former Ready Steady Cook host Peter Everett has revealed he was forced to sell his beloved possessions to make ends meet.

Everett, who was best known for hosting Channel 10’s daytime cooking show for five years until his shock in 2011, said Afternoon 4BC he had auctioned off his personal items just “to survive”.

“There have been a lot of sales on my behalf. I sell anything… (I’m) not at the yard sale yet, but I’ve sold a lot of stuff,” Everett said candidly.

“It really wasn’t an easy time. This is not the case. The entertainment industry, a lot of my far less fortunate friends have had it really, really badly.

Radio host Rob McKnight then asked if Everett was struggling financially: “You’re literally at the point where you’re selling stuff?”

“I’m very open about it. You have to survive somehow,” Everett replied.

“They are just possessions. Curiously, during this Covid period, sales were important. The bids were huge. So it turned out to be the right time to sell.

“It kept me going, I can tell you that. So thank you all for buying.

Everett last appeared on Australian screens on season 3 of The Celebrity Apprentice Australia in 2013.

And in a wide-ranging interview with news.com.au in 2019, Everett said he was doing it “a little tough financially” and struggling to get his foot in showbiz again.

“When you don’t get any income and you just use what you have, that’s very bad, let me tell you,” he said.

“It worries me too. I don’t have an agent. I’m not the best at looking for work. I don’t want to annoy anyone I know in the industry and ask if there are any jobs going on. .

” I’m not doing much. I do a little charity here and there but not much else at all. I feel that I still have a lot to offer and I want to offer it.

Despite the resurrection Ready-to-use cooking‘s when he replaced Nick Stratford as host in 2006, Everett was abruptly sacked before Christmas in 2010.

“I was at the airport about to leave on a trip and got a phone call from Rory Callaghan (who was the CEO of Southern Star Productions at the time) saying I think I’m bigger than the show,” Everett tells us.

He added: “I said [to him]”I’m a big part of the show, but I just want the best for the show.”

“I said, ‘If my ego was that big and if I was greedy, I would have asked for a raise,’ which I hadn’t had in three years, even with the excellent grades we had. .

“He said, ‘While you’re away, we’re going to interview some new people for the show’.”

There were rumors at the time that Everett was “difficult” to work with and that he clashed with some of the TV bosses, including Manu Feildel and George Calombaris.

Everett admitted to some on-set tension.

“I don’t think a lot of them liked me very much, to be honest, in the first season. They didn’t like the familiarity with me,” Everett admitted.

“With Manu, when I came in, I didn’t understand a word he was saying. Seriously, not a word. At one point during the show, I joked (after Manu had spoken) ‘Thank you so much for that Manu, we’re going to put subtitles on now’. He scowled. He was cordial that I sent him as a Frenchman.

“I said later, ‘Look, since I’ve been here, all I hear from members of the public is that they don’t understand anything you’re saying.’

“I said, ‘Please trust me. I would never be rude to you or anyone. Just let me play with you’. Manu was a bit slow to trust me, but he’s such a character and eventually he started acting.