Ollie flips her heart
Advertiser, 3 February 2007

THAT'S the thing with secrets. They always come out ... eventually. We can finally reveal the identity of Michala Banas's new man but he isn't that new.

The pocket rocket has been seeing Oliver Duckworth for several months, although the McLeod's Daughters star has been very coy about their relationship.

They were snapped looking every bit the happy couple on the third day of the Adelaide Ashes Test in December although she did introduce him as just a "friend" ah, that old chestnut.

Ollie, a wine marketing student, is a bartender at Botanic Bar on North Tce and works at East End Cellars. The two have been seen publicly enjoying each other's company at the Botanic and a number of eateries in Rundle St.

Michala, 28, has been rather unlucky in love since moving to Drover's Run in 2004.

She dated fellow Aussie actor Daniel MacPherson for a few months in 2005, before rumours emerged the brunette was linked to her McLeod's co-star Dustin Clare last year. The McLeod's Daughters star was in Sydney yesterday at the final Test match - as a guest of Cricket Australia, if you don't mind.