Why Scott Morrison finally agreed to an interview with Kyle and Jackie O


Why Scott Morrison finally agreed to an interview with Kyle and Jackie O: Prime Minister explains shock U-turn after refusing invitation for three years

Prime Minister Scott Morrison made his first appearance on Kyle and Jackie O on Thursday, after refusing interview requests since taking office in August 2018. 

Wasting no time addressing the elephant in the room, co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson asked Mr Morrison why he’d snubbed Sydney’s most popular FM breakfast show during his three years as the country’s leader.

‘Can I ask, Prime Minister, why have you never come on our show?’ Henderson said. 

U-turn:  Prime Minister Scott Morrison made his first appearance on The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Thursday, after refusing interview requests since taking office in August 2018

‘Well, I was waiting for you to be number one,’ Mr Morrison cheekily replied, referring to the KIIS 106.5 duo’s recent ratings victory over 2GB’s Ben Fordham – which saw them become No. 1 across both AM and FM bandwidths for the first time.

Host Kyle Sandilands exploded in laughter and said: ‘He’s got us there! He didn’t want to go on with any losers, I get that.’

‘Congratulations,’ Mr Morrison replied. 

Henderson wasn’t sold on Mr Morrison’s response, however, noting that he’d made appearances on less popular FM breakfast shows in the past.

'Can I ask, Prime Minister, why have you never come on our show?' Wasting no time addressing the elephant in the room, co-host Jackie 'O' Henderson asked Mr Morrison why he'd snubbed Sydney's most popular FM breakfast show during his three years as the country's leader

‘Can I ask, Prime Minister, why have you never come on our show?’ Wasting no time addressing the elephant in the room, co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson asked Mr Morrison why he’d snubbed Sydney’s most popular FM breakfast show during his three years as the country’s leader

Ouch! 'Well, I was waiting for you to be number one,' Mr Morrison cheekily replied, referring to the KIIS 106.5 duo's recent ratings victory over 2GB's Ben Fordham - which saw them become No. 1 across both AM and FM bandwidths for the first time

Tick of approval: Host Kyle Sandilands exploded in laughter and said: 'He's got us there! He didn't want to go on with any losers, I get that'

Ouch! ‘Well, I was waiting for you to be number one,’ Mr Morrison cheekily replied, referring to the KIIS 106.5 duo’s recent ratings victory over 2GB’s Ben Fordham – which saw them become No. 1 across both AM and FM bandwidths for the first time. Right: host Kyle Sandilands

Proving himself the consummate politician, Mr Morrison deftly side-stepped the question by changing the topic.

‘Well, here we are, and we’re in the middle of pandemic and I think it’s really important that I take every opportunity… to encourage people through this,’ he said.

Mr Morrison’s debut on The Kyle and Jackie O Show comes a year after Sandilands branded him a ‘scaredy cat’ for refusing to appear on his radio program. 

Furious: Mr Morrison's debut on The Kyle and Jackie O Show comes a year after Sandilands branded him a 'scaredy cat' for refusing to appear on his radio program

No holds barred: Sandilands has previously called Mr Morrison a variety of colourful names, including 'gronk', 'p***y', 'a slob', 'white and wobbly', as well as a 'gutless little toad'

Furious: Mr Morrison’s debut on The Kyle and Jackie O Show comes a year after Sandilands branded him a ‘scaredy cat’ for refusing to appear on his radio program 

At the time, the shock jock announced he would donate $30,000 to charity if the PM called in before 8.30am, but it was radio silence from Mr Morrison’s end.  

‘This guy’s a scaredy cat,’ Sandilands remarked. ‘Why won’t you come on here?’ 

Sandilands has previously called Mr Morrison a variety of colourful names, including ‘gronk’, ‘p***y’, ‘a slob’, ‘white and wobbly’, as well as a ‘gutless little toad’. 

They got him in the end! KIIS FM producers had invited the Prime Minister to appear on Kyle and Jackie O several times in the past, but he always rejected the offer until this week

They got him in the end! KIIS FM producers had invited the Prime Minister to appear on Kyle and Jackie O several times in the past, but he always rejected the offer until this week

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