Kerri-Anne Kennerley's bizarre excuse for rocking up late to work

Sarah Carty
·Features & Style Editor

She’s a veteran TV host who has been on our screen for years but this week Kerri-Anne Kennerley rocked up late to work because of a technical glitch.

The 66-year-old Studio 10 host came dancing into the studio on Wednesday about 15 minutes into the show, with her co-panelists, Sarah Harris, Angela Bishop and Joe Hilderbrand looking thoroughly unimpressed.

“What time do you call this?” Sarah Harris said, turning to a clearly embarrassed Kerri-Anne.

Kerri-Anne Kennerley on Studio 10
Kerri-Anne Kennerley rocked up to work late this week. Photo: Channel 10

“I'm just going to say one thing, Apple update”, Kerri-Anne explained.

“The alarm went off. I haven't even got any fake tan on, I forgot my watch, I haven’t got any rings on. I feel completely naked.”

Sarah Harris went on to reveal that she got worried at 7AM on Wednesday after Kerri-Anne was nowhere to be seen, as she’s always one of the first people in the office.

Kerri-Anne’s boss called her about 12 times and they also tried to contact her manager.

However when they got no response they sent a producer to Kerri-Anne’s home to wake her up and make sure she was alright.

Kerri-Anne seemed humbled by the experience, claiming she’s been late for work previously in her career but nobody cared.

However at Studio 10 she feels so loved that everyone called her and even sent someone to her house to see if she was alright.

Despite claiming she’s never been late in her life before, she then said she’s so embarrassed it’s happened twice in three weeks

Kerri-Anne in hot water

Kerri-Anne Kennerley found herself in hot water earlier this month after airing some strong thoughts on climate protestors.

The Studio 10 host was blasted on social media after a discussion about the Extinction Rebellion protests got heated.

The panel was arguing over the arrests of protesters, who are currently disrupting traffic as part of the week-long ‘Spring Rebellion’ climate change protests.

When asked by co-host Sarah Harris about her take on the protesters being arrested, Kerri-Anne did not hold back.

Kerri-Anne Kennerley on Studio 10 panel with rest of hosts
A producer was sent to Kerri-Anne's house to make sure she was ok. Photo: Channel 10

“Personally, I would leave them all super glued to wherever they do it,” Kerri-Anne said, adding that emergency services should not be aiding the protesters.

“The guy hanging from the Story Bridge. Why send emergency services to look after, or get a moron down? Leave him there until he gets himself out,” she argued.

“No emergency services should help them, nobody should do anything, and you just put little witches hats around them, or use them as a speed bump.”

The comments shocked her fellow panellists, with Sarah concerned that she was ‘going to get us into trouble’, but the host didn’t stop there.

“Put them in jail, forget to feed them,” she continued.

“(Or) some of the aged care homes around Australia, that would really sort them out.”

Channel 10 backs Kerri-Anne

A ten spokesperson released a comment to Yahoo Lifestyle saying Kerri-Anne had said the comments in jest.

“This morning on Studio 10 Kerri-Anne Kennerly made comments regarding climate protesters that were said in jest,” the spokesperson said.

“Before the show concluded, Sarah Harris reiterated the tone of her remarks, affirming that Kerri-Anne wasn’t inciting violence. Kerri-Anne confirmed that she was indeed speaking in hyperbole and her words were clearly a joke. There was no intent to cause offence.”

They also stated the pannel had provided a range of views on the protests over the past few days.

“Over the past few days, Studio 10 has extensively addressed a range of opinions on this subject.”

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