Lisa Wilkinson stuns Project co-stars with 'weird' joke: 'I'm sorry'

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Lisa Wilkinson stunned her Project co-stars on Sunday night when she made an awkward joke about a secret tattoo after an interview with Joel Madden, where he shared that he has a bad tattoo of a dragon that's meant to look like a seahorse.

When asked where the worst spot to get tattooed was, he shared, "Up into the armpit sucks, the ditch of your arm sucks, the feet sucks."

Lisa Wilkinson and Hamish MacDonald on The Project
Lisa Wilkinson left her Project co-stars stunned on Sunday night when she made an awkward joke. Photo: Ten

The singer added, "But the ribs and the stomach, to me were the worst, after a couple of hours it was just terrible."

The discussion then turned to who of The Project hosts might have their own secret tattoo, with Lisa turning to former AFL star Barry Hall, saying, "You do."


"I’ve got one that everyone knows about... that’s on my arm," Barry said.

"But I also have one that’s top secret, only my wife knows about it. On my right butt cheek I’ve got the worst tattoo you’ve ever seen."

Lisa then joked that it was selfish of him to do that because he'd never see it, but his wife would.

"So, what's bad about it?" Lisa asked.

The Project hosts
Lisa jokingly tried to find out what Barry Hall's secret tattoo was with Hamish Macdonald apologising for his co-host. Photo: Ten

"The colours, it’s purple and yellow, and it’s just the shield of I don’t even know what it is and I’m thankful I don’t have to look at it," he said.

Susie Youssef then jokingly asked, "Are you revealing it this evening or...?"

Barry was quick to shut down the idea, saying, "Negative. Negative."

"Fair enough," Susie responded.

Lisa then took things a step further, leaning over and checking out Barry, saying, "You almost could... can I reveal what’s happening under the desk tonight?"

"This is getting weird," Barry said with a smile.

Hamish Macdonald then apologised for Lisa's behaviour, telling the audience, "I'm so sorry about my colleague."

Things didn't end there with Lisa leaning over and having another look at Barry, adding, "Gee I wish everyone could see..." before the segment ended.

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