11 minutes into this morning’s broadcast, the shock jock blew up at Jackie and newsreader Brooklyn Ross during a discussion about Covid.
Although most of the argument was bleeped out by the show’s censor, listeners could hear Kyle growing more and more frustrated before storming out of the studio and refusing to come back.
Executive producer Pedro Vitola said moments later that Kyle had gone home, leaving Jackie confused about how to proceed.
It’s unclear whether or not Jackie also went home as the show broadcast repeats of old segments for the remainder of Tuesday morning’s show.
The bizarre outburst comes less than a week after the radio duo signed a 10-year deal with ARN reportedly worth $200 million.
The new deal, which has been described as the biggest deal in Australian media history, will see the presenters’ salaries increase from $5 million to $10 million as they continue to work together until 2034.
Kyle and Jackie O's secret demand
Kyle and Jackie O’s new contract will also see their radio show be broadcast in Melbourne for the very first time, but that’s not the only change the hosts demanded.
Yahoo Lifestyle understands that Kyle and Jackie were hesitant to re-sign until their bosses agreed they would be getting a brand new state-of-the-art studio.
It’s believed the entire ARN office will be leaving their current location in North Ryde at the start of the new year and going to a new spot somewhere around Sydney’s CBD.
The hosts have already started hinting on their radio show that they will soon be relocating, with Jackie recently joking that there’s no need to replace a tech issue because they don’t have much longer in the studio.
News.com.au also reported that the pair’s new contract allows Kyle to broadcast the show from “anywhere on the earth” whenever he wants.
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