Radio shock jock Kyle Sandilands stormed off-air in an expletive-laden outburst after a bizarre stoush with co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson over an argument about Covid.
The early-show blow up came on Tuesday after NSW Premier Chris Minns was forced to cancel his in-person appearance at the KIIS FM studio as he had contracted Covid.
The premier revealed he had the virus the day before. It is understood he was still going to do the interview over the phone.
However, it is understood moments before he was due on-air the interview had been abandoned all together.
The chaos unfolded just 11 minutes into the show, when Sandilands and Henderson began arguing about whether people with Covid should stay at home and isolate, before tensions came to a boil.
Initially Sandilands was arguing that the Premier contracting Covid was a big deal, before he appeared to change tact and began attacking Henderson and KIIS FM news reader Brooklyn Ross.
“You know more than everyone, because you’re gay and you’re Brooklyn,” he said.
“I’ll tell you what happened, halfway through the sentence, the two biggest Covid drama people on earth - you and Brooklyn - all of a sudden just thought: ‘Ahh, it doesn’t matter anymore.
“What I want is some consistency and humanity.”
Henderson then said she was allowed to “change her opinion,” before telling Sandilands to leave.
“You got the flop. Go,” said Henderson.
Sandilands then announced he was leaving, before yelling a series of expletives.
When the show returned from a music break, Henderson confirmed Sandilands had left the program.
“Well that escalated very quickly,” she said.
“I’m telling you this full moon, it messes with people.”
It’s unknown if Henderson also left the studio, with the show playing repeats of old segments for the remainder of the show.
The latest blow up comes as Sandilands and Henderson recently minted a $200m, 10-year contract with Australian Radio Network.
This will see the duo remain with the network until 2034, in what is the longest-running deal in Australian radio history.