Kerri-Anne Kennerley has slammed Gold Logie winner Tom Gleeson calling him a “wimp” after he pulled out of an interview with the morning show at the last minute on Monday.
The Studio 10 star furiously hit out at the ABC comedian – who savagely roasted a stream of stars during his acceptance speech on Sunday night – claiming his win had clearly gone to his head.
“He has turned into ‘Gold Logie winner Tom’. ‘Wimp Tom’, you’re supposed to be here!” Kerri-Anne blasted, according to the Daily Mail.
“You’ve turned into a winner now. And now you’re a wimp, you’re far too good for us little people, Tom. No, he’s too good for us. I know the ABC type. He’s now so far ‘there’ where he wants to be,” she said, before adding: “Well they are like that!”
Clearly surprised by her strong stance, co-host Sarah Harris joked: “Tom if you’re watching, come on down. We can even send a camera up to your hotel room. We’ll make it easy for you.”
During the segment, Kerri-Anne also added, “I think he has gotten a bit big for his boots, but we Gold Logie winners have to stick together,” before leaving a sassy voice message on his phone.
“Tom, it’s KAK, we’re live on Studio 10, we’re down at the Karrawa Surf Club, could you get yourself [down]. I’m sure it’s been a bit of a mis-communication. By the way, Tom’s number is…” she joked. Luckily her co-hosts stepped in before she could publicly read out the phone number for the world to hear.
It comes after Gleeson took a swipe at former Today show host Karl Stefanovic in his Gold Logie acceptance speech on Sunday night.
Taking to the stage to address the room packed of television stars, he began: “I think the reason they (the Logies) ask you to do the opening is because Channel Nine has run out of stars.
“They don’t have any left. They have a new rule on breakfast TV too, if you are too entertaining they fire you. Am I right Karl. Is Karl here? Where is Karl?”
He added to Sunrise presenter David Koch: “What I’m saying is Kochie, your job is safe.”
But this wasn’t the end of the roasting for the night, with Gleeson later taking another swipe at Stefanovic over his “tacky wedding” to Jasmine Yarbrough.
“Congratulations to Marred at First Sight by the way for their monster ratings,” he continued. “Give them a huge round of applause… Channel Nine were happy to cash in on your ratings by showing off your tacky weddings and fired Karl Stefanovic for having one!”
He did make up for the harsh words though by claiming the Today show has suffered greatly since Stefanovic departed in a swipe against the new hosting team Deb Knight and Georgie Gardner.