Radio host Kyle Sandilands stormed out of the studio on Wednesday morning after an explosive 12-minute tantrum live on The Kyle and Jackie O Show.
He lost his temper shortly after 6am following a discussion about former NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s leaked texts blasting Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
Sandilands, who is friends with Berejiklian, was angry at his co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson and newsreader Brooklyn Ross for giving airtime to the story, which he said was ‘not real news’.
Things escalated quickly with Sandilands, 50, hurling insults at his colleagues before telling Henderson, 47, to ‘do the show by yourself’ and walking off.
Ross anchored the rest of the show alongside Henderson.
He’s outta here! Radio host Kyle Sandilands stormed out of the studio on Wednesday morning after an explosive 12-minute tantrum live on The Kyle and Jackie O Show
‘This is the biggest news in Australia, and it’s all over nothing,’ he began his rant.
‘So what if the ex-Premier called the prime minister a “horrible, horrible person”? I’ve called everyone here an effing c in text messages. I wouldn’t be surprised if Gladys was just pacifying whatever loser Minister she was talking to.
‘This is not real news. Don’t make up fictitious bulls**t drama over nothing.’
When Henderson insisted the story was newsworthy, Sandilands snapped: ‘We don’t have to run around every time some c***sucker [journalist] asks a question.
‘I’m angry. This is the way the world has been ruined – by d***heads on the news turning these things into bulls**t moments.’
He then called Ross a ‘f**king lazy loser journalist’ to his face when he tried to defend including the story in his early-morning bulletin.
A frustrated Henderson then asked, ‘What’s up with you this morning?’
Ross then tried to defend the newsworthiness of the Berejiklian-Morrison texts again, prompting Sandilands to yell at him: ‘Just turn your mic off! You’re finished! Get out!’
He then got up and walked out of the studio, saying bitterly: ‘I’m going home, F**k you. Do the show by yourself, what a f**king show it’ll be.’
Henderson then said: ‘Okay, I think we’ll take a short break, because I’m not even sure what happened. Did something happen before I got here? Was it all good?’
Blindsided: Sandilands’ colleagues were genuinely shocked by his behaviour, and Henderson later remarked it had been ‘very dramatic’
Sandilands’ colleagues were genuinely shocked by his behaviour, and Henderson later remarked it had been ‘very dramatic’.
KIIS FM’s resident psychic Georgina Walker also weighed in on the meltdown, telling Henderson and Ross they needed to ‘let him chill out’.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted KIIS FM but is yet to receive a response. Sandilands’ manager, Bruno Bouchet, declined to comment.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison was branded a ‘complete psycho’ and a ‘horrible, horrible person’ in bombshell text exchanges allegedly involving former NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian.
Insults: Things escalated quickly with Sandilands (left) hurling insults at his co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson (right) and newsreader Brooklyn Ross before walking off
Network Ten political editor Peter van Onselen on Tuesday confronted the PM on live TV with the incendiary text messages savaging Mr Morrison that he said were between Ms Berejiklian and a current Liberal minister.
‘I’ve got them right here,’ he told Mr Morrison as the PM faced questions from the media after his keynote speech to the National Press Club.
‘In one, she described you as, quote, “a horrible, horrible person”, going on to say she did not trust you, and you’re more concerned with politics than people.
‘The minister is even more scathing, describing you as a fraud and, quote, “a complete psycho”.’
Headline news: He lost his temper shortly after 6am while discussing former NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s leaked texts blasting Prime Minister Scott Morrison (pictured)
In a statement released hours later, Ms Berejiklian said she had ‘no recollection’ of the remarks, but didn’t deny they were said.
‘Does this exchange surprise you?’ asked van Onselen. ‘And what do you think it tells us?’
The Prime Minister was left almost speechless, blinking in shock by the surprise attack, before replying curtly and moving on to the next question.
‘Well, I don’t know who you’re referring to, or the basis of what you’ve put to me,’ he said. ‘But I obviously don’t agree with it. And I don’t think that’s my record.’
Network Ten political editor Peter van Onselen confronted the PM on live TV with the series of incendiary text messages savaging Scott Morrison that he said were between Gladys Berejiklian (pictured here with the PM) and a current Liberal minister