Kyle Sandilands slams the Logies over his replacement after pulling out 48 hours before

Kyle was left fuming after producers replaced him with his long-running radio rival.

Kyle Sandilands has called out the Logie Awards over who they got to replace him after he pulled out last minute.

The shock jock was meant to present the award for Most Outstanding Children’s Program alongside his 11-month-old son Otto during Sunday night’s ceremony but cancelled just two days before due to scheduling issues.

Kyle Sandilands / Jackie 'O' Henderson at the Logies.
Kyle Sandilands pulled out of attending the Logies last minute, leaving his radio co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson to attend solo. Photos: KIIS FM / Getty

“I've told them to shove it in their a**e, my exact words yesterday,” he told listeners on Friday.

“My thing was, I had to bring my child out, he's not even one, and it was supposed to be at ten past eight, but they can't guarantee it won't be before 9pm. I said, 'I've got a baby, I can't be [waiting around] with a baby.’”


Kyle was subsequently replaced with The Masked Singer judge Dave ‘Hughesy’ Hughes, who is coincidentally Kyle’s breakfast radio rival on 2DAY FM.

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Speaking about the Logies on The Kyle & Jackie O Show on Monday morning, Kyle said he believes they chose Hughesy to replace him because of their long-standing rivalry.

“The big FU to me from the producers was to bring Hughesy on instead,” he said, although his co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson disagreed.

“I don't think there was an FU from producers,” she replied. “I think they were just trying to replace you in time.”

Kyle went on to mimic Hughesy’s voice and poke fun at his speech where he said his kids hate him, but acknowledged that he was “quite funny”.

Dave Hughes presenting at the Logies.
Dave Hughes replaced Kyle and presented the award for Most Outstanding Children’s Program. Photo: Channel Seven

'Massive d**khead'

This certainly isn’t the first Logies controversy the pair have been involved in, with Hughesy famously calling Kyle a “massive d**khead” at the Logie Awards in 2007.

Kyle then threatened to punch Hughesy in the throat the next time they saw each other, to which Hughesy issued a “public apology”.

“What I want to say to Kyle is don't shoot the messenger mate,” he said on his Nova podcast at the time. “I am sorry. I'm sorry that you're a massive dickhead. It's not my fault though.”

The pair appeared to bury the hatchet years later, however, with Kyle making an appearance on Hughesy’s comedy panel series Hughesy, We Have a Problem in 2019.

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