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Kyle Sandilands blasts ‘lefty’ The Project over Barnaby Joyce debate

Kyle Sandilands blasts The Project’s ‘lefty panel’ following the show’s discussion about Barnaby Joyce being sworn in as deputy PM

Radio host Kyle Sandilands has come out swinging against Channel 10’s Project over a discussion the panellists had about Barnaby Joyce this week.

Sandilands said he was outraged watching the hosts analyse Monday’s leadership spill that saw Joyce reinstated as Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Nationals.

On Wednesday, the 50-year-old blasted the current affairs show and it’s ‘lefty bloody panel’ for their take on the recent change and the man himself.

Slammed: Radio host Kyle Sandilands has come out swinging against Channel 10’s Project over a discussion the panellists had about Barnaby Joyce this week

Sandilands’ defence of Joyce is notable as they previously clashed over the politician’s hardline response to Johnny Depp’s dogs unlawfully entering Australia in 2015.

‘I even allowed Barnaby Joyce on yesterday,’ the shock jock began.

He added: ‘Then I saw on the Project last night, because I thought, “Good on Barnaby, Barnaby’s back”. Well, The Project had a different idea.

‘They had all these women on who said, “Oh, it’s alright he left a woman behind and her family.” Oh, here we go, the lefty bloody panel. What’s it called?’ 

‘Yeah, The Project,’ responded his co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson. 

'Lefty': Sandilands, 50, said he was outraged watching the panel analyse Monday's leadership spill that saw Joyce reinstated as Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Nationals. Pictured from left: Peter Helliar, Waleed Aly, Lisa Wilkinson and Kate Langbroek

‘Lefty’: Sandilands, 50, said he was outraged watching the panel analyse Monday’s leadership spill that saw Joyce reinstated as Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Nationals. Pictured from left: Peter Helliar, Waleed Aly, Lisa Wilkinson and Kate Langbroek

‘Such a s**t name, I can never understand it,’ Sandilands said. ‘They’re all hating on this bloke.’

‘Oh he’s a big, fat, swollen misogynist-looking type, so he’s got to be an a**ehole does he?’ he added, before stating that Joyce represents ‘country folk’.

Sandilands then referred to Joyce’s press conference in which he claimed to be a  ‘changed man’.

'A changed man': Sandilands' defence of Joyce is notable as they previously clashed over the politician's hardline response to Johnny Depp's dogs unlawfully entering Australia in 2015

‘A changed man’: Sandilands’ defence of Joyce is notable as they previously clashed over the politician’s hardline response to Johnny Depp’s dogs unlawfully entering Australia in 2015

‘He’s learnt by his mistakes, and he’s a changed man,’ said Sandilands. ‘You got to give him the benefit of the doubt.’ 

Joyce returned to the top job on Monday after sitting on the back bench for three years.

He initially lost his position as Nationals leader after it was revealed he was having an affair with former staffer Vicki Champion, with whom he shares a child. 

The latest spill overthrew former leader Michael McCormack, who has faced three spills during his time in office due to his supposed ‘lacklustre performance’. 

Back in the saddle: Joyce returned to the top job on Monday after sitting on the back bench for three years. He initially lost his position as Nationals leader after it was revealed he was having an affair with former staffer Vicki Champion, with whom he shares a child

Back in the saddle: Joyce returned to the top job on Monday after sitting on the back bench for three years. He initially lost his position as Nationals leader after it was revealed he was having an affair with former staffer Vicki Champion, with whom he shares a child

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