Reality TV contestant Padraig Lucey will make his NAB Challenge debut for Geelong in their opening match against Gold Coast on Sunday.

Geelong coach Chris Scott confirmed the Irishman, who starred in the hit Foxtel program ‘The Recruit’ last year, would line up in the Cats side.

“Padraig’s had a pretty good pre-season. We’ve got a lot of potential ruckman, but we don’t have a lot we can count on right at the moment to be available for every NAB Cup game and every AFL game,” Scott said.

“Padraig will get his chance this week and it will depend on how he goes.”

Scott also confirmed that Mitch Clark would also be making his long awaited return to football after choosing to leave Melbourne due to depression.

Great day at Anglesea Primary School with the boys! @Steviejohnson20 the biggest kid of em all @GeelongCats

— Mitch Clark (@mitchjclark) February 23, 2015