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Denise Drysdale hits out AGAIN over Brussels Sproutsgate

Ita Buttrose abruptly left her role on Studio 10 on Wednesday after months of rumoured tensions between her and co-host Denise Drysdale.

And both women have done little to quell the media storm around their now-infamous Brussels sprout throwing incident from last November.

In separate radio interviews on Thursday night and Friday morning, the TV presenters spoke about their rivalry. 

'If it weren't for me she wouldn't have the job at all': Studio 10's Ita Buttrose (pictured) has hit back at Denise Drysdale after THAT Brussels sprout throwing incident

‘If it weren’t for me she wouldn’t have the job at all’: Studio 10’s Ita Buttrose (right) has hit back at Denise Drysdale (left) after THAT Brussels sprout throwing incident

Ita told KIIS FM’s Celebrity HQ that Denise had thrown a ‘bowlful’ of sprouts at her last year, while Denise joked on The Kyle and Jackie O Show that she wished she had ‘hurled a turkey’. 

‘I don’t really want to talk about Brussels sprout gate, but I will just for once,’ Ita told Celebrity HQ hosts Zoe Marshall and John Caldwell on Thursday.

‘It was not just one sprout, it was a bowlful,’ she said. ‘I didn’t throw any sprouts, I was working.’

Biting the hand that feeds? Ita responded to Denise's comment that she wouldn't miss her on the Studio 10 panel, claiming that she had helped the comedian get her start on the show

Biting the hand that feeds? Ita responded to Denise’s comment that she wouldn’t miss her on the Studio 10 panel, claiming that she had helped the comedian get her start on the show

The media doyenne also responded to Denise’s comment that she wouldn’t miss her on the panel, claiming that she had helped the comedian get her start on Studio 10.

‘I’m sorry Denise feels like that but there you go. Actually, if it weren’t for me she wouldn’t have the job at all,’ Ita said.

On Friday morning, Denise appeared on The Kyle and Jackie O Show, telling the hosts she was shocked at the publicity the incident had generated.

Cheeky! On Friday, Denise told The Kyle and Jackie O Show she regretted not throwing a whole turkey at Ita given the media attention surrounding the 'Brussels sprout gate' incident

Cheeky! On Friday, Denise told The Kyle and Jackie O Show she regretted not throwing a whole turkey at Ita given the media attention surrounding the ‘Brussels sprout gate’ incident

‘With this Brussels sprouts thing, if I’d have known it was going to get so much publicity I’d have hurled a turkey,’ Denise joked. 

‘It’s just something I’ve done. I’ve done things in the past that I probably shouldn’t have done, but I’m still here.’

Denise denied it had been a bowlful of Brussels sprouts, however.

She said: ‘It was on the roast turkey that we had done for the shoot, it was just looking at me saying, ”Throw me”.’

During the interview, Denise admitted Ita had helped assist her arrival on Studio 10.

Surprise exits: Ita's departure from Studio 10 comes less than a month after Jessica Rowe left the show in order to spend more time with her family

Surprise exits: Ita’s departure from Studio 10 comes less than a month after Jessica Rowe left the show in order to spend more time with her family

‘That is probably true, because she was doing five days a week and when she decided to go to two days a week that’s when I got asked to do the show,’ she said.

Ita’s departure from Studio 10 comes less than a month after Jessica Rowe left the show in order to spend more time with her family.

During Ita’s farewell segment on Wednesday’s episode of Studio 10 Denise was noticeably silent and didn’t praise the former Cleo editor like her other colleagues. 

Awkward: During Ita's farewell segment on Wednesday's episode of Studio 10 Denise was noticeably silent and didn't praise the former Cleo editor like her other colleagues 

Awkward: During Ita’s farewell segment on Wednesday’s episode of Studio 10 Denise was noticeably silent and didn’t praise the former Cleo editor like her other colleagues 



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