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Kyle Sandilands enjoys cigarette with Jackie O as he returns to work after explosive walk-out


Kyle Sandilands has proved he’s buried the hatchet with his radio co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson, a day after his on-air meltdown that saw him storm out of their live show.

On Thursday, the 50-year-old appeared in good spirits as he lit up a cigarette alongside his best pal and colleague on the balcony of their North Ryde studios.

The iconic duo were all smiles as they chatted with other staff members, clearly having moved on from shock jock’s on-air tantrum a day prior. 

Sandilands’ explosive outburst saw him storm out of the studio in a fit of rage, while discussing Gladys Berejiklian’s alleged text message exchange with a Liberal minister in which she called Prime Minister Scott Morrison a ‘horrible person’.

Back on track: Kyle Sandilands proved he'd buried the hatchet with his radio co-host and close pal Jackie 'O' Henderson on Thursday, one day after his astonishing on-air meltdown which saw him storm out of their live show

Back on track: Kyle Sandilands proved he’d buried the hatchet with his radio co-host and close pal Jackie ‘O’ Henderson on Thursday, one day after his astonishing on-air meltdown which saw him storm out of their live show

After the show on Thursday, Kyle looked relaxed and casual as he stood in a black T-shirt and body warmer while puffing on a cigarette.

His co-host Jackie – who was not smoking – looked equally as comfortable in an oversized black T-shirt, and accessorised with a pair of large statement earrings.

The group sat on white deck chairs, and appeared to stay for a while as they enjoyed the Sydney sunshine.

At one stage, Sandilands was seen speaking politely to newsreader Brooklyn Ross – who he called a ‘c**khead’ for giving airtime to the story a day earlier.  

Calm: After the show on Thursday, Sandilands looked relaxed and casual in a black T-shirt and body warmer

Calm: After the show on Thursday, Sandilands looked relaxed and casual in a black T-shirt and body warmer

Giddy: The iconic duo were back to their usual smiling selves as they chatted with other staff members on the balcony

Giddy: The iconic duo were back to their usual smiling selves as they chatted with other staff members on the balcony 

Friends: The group sat on white deck chairs, and appeared to stay for quite a while as they enjoyed the Sydney sunshine

Chatty: Kyle raised a smile as he spoke to some of the production staff - including Brooklyn Ross (centre) who he called a 'c**khead' for giving airtime to the story on Wednesday

Chatty: Kyle raised a smile as he spoke to some of the production staff – including Brooklyn Ross (centre) who he called a ‘c**khead’ for giving airtime to the story on Wednesday

While on-air on Thursday, Kyle had doubled down on his tantrum and insisted it was ‘justified’.

Sandilands, who is friends with Berejiklian, branded his co-host Jackie an ‘idiot’ and newsreader Brooklyn Ross a ‘c**khead’ for giving airtime to the story, which he said was ‘not real news’. 

Discussing his behaviour on Thursday’s show, Sandilands declared: ‘I felt very justified.’ 

He continued: ‘I was so angry when I was leaving here, I did a huge burnout out the driveway. 

Smoking: Kyle has regularly spoke out about smoking on his radio show, revealing in 2020 that he sometimes does it while in the shower

Pictured: Kyle and Jackie O

Smoking: Kyle has regularly spoke out about smoking on his radio show, revealing in 2020 that he sometimes does it while in the shower

All smiles: Jackie looked to be in a cheery mood following a dramatic day on Wednesday

All smiles: Jackie looked to be in a cheery mood following a dramatic day on Wednesday

No regrets: While on-air on Thursday, Kyle doubled down on his on-air tantrum and insisted it was 'justified'

No regrets: While on-air on Thursday, Kyle doubled down on his on-air tantrum and insisted it was ‘justified’

Right: Discussing his behaviour on Thursday's show, Sandilands declared: 'I felt very justified'

Right: Discussing his behaviour on Thursday’s show, Sandilands declared: ‘I felt very justified’

‘So the whole car was going sideways. I didn’t care if I died, I was out of my mind.’

Sandilands said he had ‘every right’ to claim that Berejiklian’s alleged text messages were ‘not real news’ because he ‘runs this place’. 

‘I noticed a few people commenting, “What right does Kyle have to decide what the news is?” Well, every right. Because I run the show! I’m not an employee by the way’,’ he said. 

Despite standing his ground, Sandilands did apologise to Henderson and Ross.

‘Friends can have falling outs and disagreements,’ he insisted.  

Chic: Jackie looked equally as comfortable in an oversized black T-shirt, and accessorised with a pair of large statement earrings

Pictured: Jackie 'O' Henderson

Chic: Jackie looked equally as comfortable in an oversized black T-shirt, and accessorised with a pair of large statement earrings 

Apology: 'Friends can have falling outs and disagreements,' Kyle said on Thursday, after apologising to Jackie

Apology: ‘Friends can have falling outs and disagreements,’ Kyle said on Thursday, after apologising to Jackie

His view: Sandilands said he had 'every right' to claim that Berejiklian's alleged text messages were 'not real news' because he 'runs this place'

His view: Sandilands said he had ‘every right’ to claim that Berejiklian’s alleged text messages were ‘not real news’ because he ‘runs this place’

'Friends can have falling outs and disagreements': However, Sandilands did wholeheartedly apologise to Henderson for calling her an 'idiot' and Ross for branding him a 'c**khead' during his furious on-air rant yesterday

‘Friends can have falling outs and disagreements’: However, Sandilands did wholeheartedly apologise to Henderson for calling her an ‘idiot’ and Ross for branding him a ‘c**khead’ during his furious on-air rant yesterday

The shock jock did however admit he felt embarrassed by the dramatic nature of his meltdown. 

At the start of the show, Henderson greeted Sandilands carefully, asking him: ‘Good to have you back. How are you feeling today?’  

‘Feeling pretty good. Yeah… sort of,’ a sheepish Sandilands murmured.  

Enraged: Sandilands had dramatically stormed out of the KIIS FM studios during a discussion about former NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian's leaked text message exchange with a Liberal minister in which she called Prime Minister Scott Morrison a 'horrible person'

Enraged: Sandilands had dramatically stormed out of the KIIS FM studios during a discussion about former NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s leaked text message exchange with a Liberal minister in which she called Prime Minister Scott Morrison a ‘horrible person’

‘Are you OK over there? You look like you’re going to cry,’ Henderson probed, prompting Sandilands to confess: ‘Oh, it’s a bit embarrassing, yesterday’s carry-on.’ 

Sandilands added: ‘I was reading an article yesterday, and it said I went on a 12-minute meltdown. Was it 12 minutes? Of me continually screaming and carrying on?’ 

Sandilands stormed out of the studios shortly after 6am on Wednesday.

Allegations: The bombshell texts allegedly claimed Gladys Berejiklian (pictured) did not trust the PM and he was more concerned with politics than people

Allegations: The bombshell texts allegedly claimed Gladys Berejiklian (pictured) did not trust the PM and he was more concerned with politics than people

Things escalated quickly with Sandilands hurling insults before telling Henderson, 47, to ‘do the show by yourself’ and walking off.

‘This is the biggest news in Australia, and it’s all over nothing,’ he began his rant.

‘So what if the ex-premier called the Prime Minister a “horrible, horrible person”? I’ve called everyone here an effing c in text messages. I wouldn’t be surprised if Gladys was just pacifying whatever loser minister she was talking to.

‘This is not real news. Don’t make up fictitious b******t drama over nothing.’

Blindsided: Sandilands' colleagues were genuinely shocked by his behaviour, and Henderson later remarked it had been 'very dramatic'

Blindsided: Sandilands’ colleagues were genuinely shocked by his behaviour, and Henderson later remarked it had been ‘very dramatic’

When Henderson insisted the story was newsworthy, Sandilands snapped: ‘We don’t have to run around every time some c********r from the ABC asks a question.’

Sandilands was actually incorrect: the journalist who exposed the leaked texts at a press conference on Tuesday was Peter van Onselen of Channel 10. 

He continued: ‘I’m angry. This is the way the world has been ruined – by d**kheads on the news turning these things into b******t moments.’

Heated: Sandilands called newsreader Brooklyn Ross (pictured) a 'f**king lazy loser journalist' to his face when he tried to defend including the story in his morning bulletin

Heated: Sandilands called newsreader Brooklyn Ross (pictured) a ‘f**king lazy loser journalist’ to his face when he tried to defend including the story in his morning bulletin 

He then called Ross a ‘f**king lazy loser journalist’ to his face when he tried to defend including the story in his morning bulletin.

A frustrated Henderson then asked: ‘What’s up with you this morning?’ 

Ross tried to defend the newsworthiness of Berejiklian’s texts again, prompting Sandilands to yell at him: ‘Just turn your mic off! You’re finished! Get out!’

Insults: Things escalated quickly with Sandilands (left) hurling insults at his co-host Jackie 'O' Henderson (right) and newsreader Brooklyn Ross before walking off

Insults: Things escalated quickly with Sandilands (left) hurling insults at his co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson (right) and newsreader Brooklyn Ross before walking off

He then got up and walked out of the studio, saying bitterly: ‘I’m going home. F**k you. Do the show by yourself, what a f**king show it’ll be.’

Henderson said afterwards: ‘Okay, I think we’ll take a short break, because I’m not even sure what happened. Did something happen before I got here? Was it all good?’

Sandilands’ colleagues were genuinely shocked by his behaviour, and Henderson later remarked it had been ‘very dramatic’. 

Headline news: He lost his temper shortly after 6am while discussing former NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian's leaked text messages blasting Prime Minister Scott Morrison (pictured)

Headline news: He lost his temper shortly after 6am while discussing former NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s leaked text messages blasting Prime Minister Scott Morrison (pictured) 

News: Network Ten political editor Peter van Onselen confronted the PM on live TV with the series of incendiary text messages savaging Scott Morrison that he said were between Gladys Berejiklian (pictured here with the PM) and a current Liberal minister

News: Network Ten political editor Peter van Onselen confronted the PM on live TV with the series of incendiary text messages savaging Scott Morrison that he said were between Gladys Berejiklian (pictured here with the PM) and a current Liberal minister

Network Ten political editor Peter van Onselen on Tuesday confronted the PM on live TV with the incendiary text messages savaging Mr Morrison that he said were between Ms Berejiklian and a current Liberal minister. 

‘I’ve got them right here,’ he told Mr Morrison as the PM faced questions from the media after his keynote speech to the National Press Club.

‘In one, she described you as, quote, “a horrible, horrible person”, going on to say she did not trust you, and you’re more concerned with politics than people. 

Question: Peter van Onselen's (pictured) blockbuster question left the PM almost speechless and was dismissed with a few curt sentences

Question: Peter van Onselen’s (pictured) blockbuster question left the PM almost speechless and was dismissed with a few curt sentences

‘The minister is even more scathing, describing you as a fraud and, quote, “a complete psycho”.’

In a statement released hours later, Ms Berejiklian said she had ‘no recollection’ of the remarks, but didn’t deny they were said.

‘Does this exchange surprise you?’ asked van Onselen. ‘And what do you think it tells us?’

The Prime Minister was left almost speechless, blinking in shock by the surprise attack, before replying curtly and moving on to the next question.

‘Well, I don’t know who you’re referring to, or the basis of what you’ve put to me,’ he said. ‘But I obviously don’t agree with it. And I don’t think that’s my record.’  

Gladys Berejiklian responds to shocking texts 

‘I understand there has been some commentary today concerning myself and the PM. I have no recollection of such messages.

‘Let me reiterate my very strong support for Prime Minister Morrison and all he is doing for our nation during these very challenging times.

‘I also strongly believe he is the best person to lead our nation for years to come.’ 

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