The Project’s Peter Helliar shocks co-stars with X-rated joke live on-air

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Peter Helliar has once again shocked his fellow panellists on The Project with his jokes, this time in regards to a hilarious video that’s making its way around the internet.

The viral clip stars New Zealand MP Carmel Sepuloni, who was interrupted by her son while doing a virtual interview live on TV.

Peter Helliar and Carrie Bickmore on The Project.
Peter Helliar shocked with his X-rated joke on Monday night. Photos: Channel Ten

After bursting into the room, the young boy proudly waves around a phallic-shaped vegetable which she tries - and struggles - to take off of him.

“Over the past year or so we’ve watched a lot of televised Zoom interviews get interrupted,” Peter began to introduce the video on Monday night.

“Sometimes it’s for good reasons, other times it’s just because you want to show your mum a carrot that looks like a penis.”


Just after the snippet ended, the comedian received plenty of laughs from hosts Waleed Aly and Carrie Bickmore with his offhand comment.

“She told him to put it back in the fridge, or the bedside drawer. Either one will be fine,” he said while snickering, implying that the carrot could be used for purposes other than eating.

The X-rated moment comes shortly after Peter made a brutal joke about one of the show’s guests last week, which viewers have since labelled as a “train wreck” interview.

The 46-year-old snuck in a savage remark after the panel spoke with the latest eliminated contestant from Survivor, Emmett Pugh.

Just as he appeared in the reality TV competition, Emmett was extremely energetic during the conversation and repeatedly called himself ‘the plant-based superman’.

Peter Helliar and Survivor's Emmett Pugh.
Peter received plenty of laughs for his brutal joke about Emmett after their interview. Photos: Channel Ten

He also shamelessly promoted his ’28 day superman challenge’ during the two-minute interview, leaving the presenters in shock.

“What’s the point of being on here if you can’t promote your amazing business?” Emmett said.

“That is the most honest answer from any reality TV contestant I’ve ever had on this show,” Waleed replied.

The host jokingly called the chat “fairly orthodox” at the end of the interview, whereas Peter received plenty of laughs after he sarcastically quipped: “How did he get voted out? I don’t know.”

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