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Miguel Maestre SLAMS Tom Gleeson for his Gold Logie campaign


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Tom Gleeson won the 2019 Gold Logie after a campaign that mocked the other candidates vying for the award.

During his rambling, eight-minute acceptance speech, the 45-year-old said his victory was a win for ‘taking the p**s’ and ‘not giving a s**t’.

On Wednesday night’s episode of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, Miguel Maestre defended nominee and close friend Amanda Keller, who found the comedian’s speech upsetting.  

‘He wiped his a**e with it’: Miguel Maestre (pictured) SLAMMED Tom Gleeson for his 2019 Gold Logie campaign on Wednesday night’s episode of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 

‘I think Amanda deserved that Gold Logie,’ the 40-year-old chef said in the jungle. 

After campmate Myf Warhurst suggested she may be nominated this year, Miguel responded: ‘I don’t think she’s interested, I don’t think she’ll even go.’

Celebrity chef Miguel addressed Tom’s stance on ‘taking the p**s’ with the award in a piece to camera.  

Still upset? After campmate Myf Warhurst suggested Amanda Keller may be nominated again this year, Miguel responded: 'I don't think she's interested, I don't think she'll even go'

Still upset? After campmate Myf Warhurst suggested Amanda Keller may be nominated again this year, Miguel responded: ‘I don’t think she’s interested, I don’t think she’ll even go’ 

‘I understand the whole point of being funny and comedy, but I think that people in TV, it should be okay to want to win an award, when they have been working all of their life in the craft.’ 

He went on to say that while there were some who ‘work hard every day’ to win such an award, Tom ‘wiped his a**e’ with it. 

Tom was criticised after releasing several ‘attack ads’ on Twitter targeting his fellow Gold Logie nominees Amanda, Sam Mac, Waleed Aly, Eve Morey, Rodger Corser and Costa Georgiadis.

Not sportsmanlike: 'I understand the whole point of being funny and comedy, but I think that people in TV, it should be okay to want to win an award, when they have been working all of their life in the craft,' Miguel said in a piece to camera, addressing Tom's campaign

Not sportsmanlike: ‘I understand the whole point of being funny and comedy, but I think that people in TV, it should be okay to want to win an award, when they have been working all of their life in the craft,’ Miguel said in a piece to camera, addressing Tom’s campaign 

Under fire: Tom (pictured) was criticised after releasing several 'attack ads' on Twitter targeting his fellow Gold Logie nominees Amanda, Sam Mac, Waleed Aly, Eve Morey, Rodger Corser and Costa Georgiadis

Under fire: Tom (pictured) was criticised after releasing several ‘attack ads’ on Twitter targeting his fellow Gold Logie nominees Amanda, Sam Mac, Waleed Aly, Eve Morey, Rodger Corser and Costa Georgiadis 

And during his Gold Logie acceptance speech, he told the audience: ‘There has been a lot of concern that I’m turning this award into a joke. But what you are forgetting is I’m a comedian. I love jokes. This award for me represents a joke, but I love jokes. I really enjoy them. I really think we should all lighten the f**k up.’

He concluded: ‘I would like to take this as a win for comedy. And taking the p**s and not giving a s**t. I’m taking it as a win for comedy because comedy to me is really important.’

The following month, Amanda admitted on her WSFM radio show that she found Tom’s speech upsetting.     

Not taking it seriously: And during his Gold Logie acceptance speech, the 45-year-old told the audience: 'I would like to take this as a win for comedy. And taking the p**s and not giving a s**t. I'm taking it as a win for comedy because comedy to me is really important'

Not taking it seriously: And during his Gold Logie acceptance speech, the 45-year-old told the audience: ‘I would like to take this as a win for comedy. And taking the p**s and not giving a s**t. I’m taking it as a win for comedy because comedy to me is really important’ 

Emotional: In July last year, Amanda (pictured) admitted on her WSFM radio show that she found Tom's speech upsetting: 'In his speech when he said, "Everyone that works in television, if you want to win this, you're a wanker", that kind of upset me.' Pictured at the 2019 Logies

Emotional: In July last year, Amanda (pictured) admitted on her WSFM radio show that she found Tom’s speech upsetting: ‘In his speech when he said, “Everyone that works in television, if you want to win this, you’re a wanker”, that kind of upset me.’ Pictured at the 2019 Logies

‘He’s a comedian and I get what he was doing, which was trying to subvert the result and good luck to him, he did it. That’s how it goes. I have no problem at all with that,’ the 57-year-old said on Jonesy & Amanda.

‘But I think in his speech when he said, “Everyone that works in television, if you want to win this, you’re a wanker”, that kind of upset me.’  

Amanda continued: ‘[I have] no problem with Tom, but it gave everyone permission to say, “Yeah, you’re all up yourself, this is all a big joke”. And it wasn’t a joke to me.

‘I don’t know why we’re embarrassed in television to be proud of our work.’  

The 57-year-old added: 'I don't know why we're embarrassed in television to be proud of our work.' Pictured with Waleed Aly, who was also nominated for the Gold Logie

The 57-year-old added: ‘I don’t know why we’re embarrassed in television to be proud of our work.’ Pictured with Waleed Aly, who was also nominated for the Gold Logie 

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