The Project's Peter Helliar walks off set: 'It’s all right, mate'

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The Project host Peter Helliar is no stranger to causing a stir on the program, and it was no different on Tuesday night when the comedian walked off set during the live show.

It all came to a head during a segment about Scott Morrison’s recent curry dinner, where Pete attempted one of his usual throws to a funny clip - but a technical glitch ruined his plans.

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Comedian Peter Helliar walked off The Project set mid-show. Photo: Channel 10

"The PM was accused of staging a curry cook-up after he posted this photo of the ingredients he used to whip up a massaman curry," Carrie Bickmore said to introduce the segment.

"But people said there was no way the final dish used all of those ingredients, highlighting a lack of potatoes. A top chef weighed in saying perhaps the potatoes disintegrated."

She then added: "I mean it looks delicious, whoever made it."

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To which Pete then responded: "I think Michaelia Cash planted the idea quite a while ago actually."

Though he was clearly then stuck waiting for a clip to roll to explain his quip, before having to blurt out: "She did!"

As the panel erupted with laughter, Waleed Aly pointed out: "It works better when you play the clip!"

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He walked off set as the rest of the panel laughed over the technical glitch. Photo: Channel 10

And Carrie assured Pete: "I believe you, I believe you." Before trying to continue on with the next segment.

But Pete couldn't contain his laughter, having to stand up in the middle of the live show and walk off set.

"It’s all right, Pete. It’s all right, mate! Sometimes things don’t roll when you mean them to roll," Carrie said.

While Kate Langbroek added, Pete Helliar walked off: "Sometimes you need to go home after the show and have a shower, you know, that’s just how it is!"

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