Senator Jacqui Lambie has apologised for telling radio listeners she was looking for a rich man with a “package between their legs”.

The back down follows her viral interview on Tasmanian radio, where the 43-year-old Palmer United Party politician told listeners about her need for personal grooming as well as the qualities she looked for in a partner. 

"They must have heaps of cash and they must have a package between their legs," she said.

"I don't even need them to speak.”

Senator Lambie has since released a statement, apologising for causing offence.

“Of course my political enemies will make a big deal out of my comments, but the reality is I was talking with Kim and Dave on Heart FM - not Sarah Ferguson on the ABC,” she said.

Read more on her infamous interview here.