Chris Hemsworth's awkward onstage moment with Project host

Gillian Wolski
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Chris Hemsworth has had an awkward on-stage moment at a bushfire fundraiser. Photo: Getty Images.

Chris Hemsworth has had a rather awkward - and very public - moment with comedian Peter Helliar while hosting a bushfire fundraiser in his home town of Byron Bay.

The Thor star was emceeing Make It Rain - a two-night event to benefit the state’s rural fire services - at the iconic Beach Hotel on Thursday when Project host Pete joined him on stage.

Chris, 36, was in the midst of spruiking the prizes on offer at the evening’s silent auction which included a tennis lesson with Pat Rafter, a surfing session with Mick Fanning and a guitar signed by Aussie rockers Powderfinger.

Also up for grabs was a private one-hour workout with Chris and his actor wife Elsa Pataky, 43.

“My wife and I, this is Elsa by the way,” he deadpanned, gesturing to Pete who proceeded to ham it up for the cheering crowd by popping one hip out.

“We’re doing a private training session, it’s up there [on the website],” Chris added before Pete jumped in.

“You can also bid just to watch and have a little...” the funnyman said while making a rather explicit hand gesture over his crotch.

Project host Peter Helliar has made a racy joke on stage with Chris Hemsworth. Photo: Diimex.

“Sure, why not,” Chris responded, appearing to shrug off the joke.

“Sorry, that’s just my dreams,” Pete quipped before Chris quickly changed the subject by directing the audience to go online to bid.

It’s not the first time Peter has raised eyebrows with his X-rated humour, making former One Direction member Niall Horan blush with a suggestive comment less than a month ago.

In July, he shocked viewers when he was approached by a security guard after one of his jokes about late socialite Gloria Vanderbilt didn’t quite hit the mark.

Yahoo Lifestyle has reached out to Peter’s management for comment.

Celeste’s Hemsworth moment

Also on hand at the sold-out event was Aussie hero Celeste Barber who, at the time of publishing, had raised nearly $50 million for victims of the bushfires.

The 37-year-old comic made sure to get up close and personal with Chris and his younger brother Liam Hemsworth who lent his star-power to the cause.

As well as his involvement in Make It Rain, Chris took to Instagram on Wednesday to announce that he and his famous family had pledged $1 million to the bushfire relief fund.

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