Kyle Sandilands slams ‘loser’ Waleed Aly and compares The Project host’s style to a ‘Westfield security guard’
Kyle Sandilands made his feelings about Waleed Aly clear on Friday when he let loose on The Project host live on KIIS FM’s The Kyle and Jackie O Show.
The radio host, 51, spoke with fill-in co-host Brittany Hockley and guest Sarah Harris who is set to take Carrie Bickmore’s seat on The Project next year.
He bashed the Channel 10 presenter, 44, for his choice in tie before calling him a ‘loser’ and ‘lame’ for playing the saxophone in a ‘rock band’.
Kyle Sandilands (left) made his feelings about Waleed Aly (right) clear on Friday when he let loose on The Project host live on KIIS FM’s The Kyle and Jackie O Show
When Sarah, 41, revealed that she’d first met Waleed at a photoshoot, Kyle asked what the Monash University lecturer was like in person.
‘What’s he like as a human because on TV with the thin little tie it reminds me of like a Westfield security guard. I’m like, “Get a decent tie brother,”‘ he said.
Sarah attempted to stick up for the man, saying: ‘Waleed has got a freak flag that I want to see him fly. He’s in a rock band. He plays the saxophone and the guitar. He’s a football fanatic.’
The radio host slammed Aly while speaking to guest Sarah Harris (pictured), who is set to take Carrie Bickmore’s seat on The Project next year
At this, Kyle groaned and began to chant ‘loser’ over and over again before declaring: ‘No one wants to see Waleed playing a saxophone. That’s so lame.’
It comes amid a mass exodus as hosts of The Project have been dropping from like flies.
Lisa Wilkinson abruptly quit co-hosting 10’s flagship current affairs program last Sunday citing ‘targeted toxicity’ from sections of the media as the reasoning behind her exit.
Kyle bashed the The Project star for his choice in tie before calling him a ‘loser’ and ‘lame’ for playing the saxophone in a rock band
Both comedian Peter Helliar and co-host Carrie Bickmore also revealed they were leaving.
Peter, 47, became the latest star to quit on Tuesday night’s program, claiming he needed more time to work on other ventures.
Long-time anchor Carrie, 41, confirmed her departure a month ago. Her last appearance is scheduled for next Wednesday’s program.
It comes amid a mass exodus as hosts have been dropping from The Project like flies. Lisa Wilkinson, 62, (pictured) abruptly quit co-hosting 10’s flagship current affairs program last Sunday citing ‘targeted toxicity’ from sections of the media as the reasoning behind her exit
The Project has struggled in the ratings in previous years, with a consistent decline in ratings.
OzTAM ratings have previously revealed The Project had lost almost a third of its audience since 2011.
The struggling show saw its metro ratings plummet to an all-time low of just 367,000 last year which is a 30 per cent decline from its five-city audience of 538,000 a decade earlier.
Both comedian Peter Helliar, 47, (right) and co-host Carrie Bickmore, 41, (left) also revealed they were leaving