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Nathan Templeton makes Chung Hyeon and Kim Jong-un joke

Channel Seven presenter Nathan Templeton has boldly delivered a one-liner involving North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. 

The sports reporter joked on Melbourne morning radio on Tuesday that the ruthless dictator comprehensively beat emerging star Chung Hyeon in a Korean Peninsula tennis showdown.

‘Just quickly on Chung, while he has become a bit of a star, he’s not the best player on the Korean Peninsula,’ Templeton told hosts on SEN Breakfast.

‘Apparently Kim Jong-un beat him 6-0 6-0.’ 

Nathan Templeton (pictured) boldly delivered a one-liner involving North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Melbourne morning radio on Tuesday

He joked that Kim Jong-un comprehensively beat emerging star Chung Hyeon in a Korean Peninsula tennis showdown

He joked that Kim Jong-un comprehensively beat emerging star Chung Hyeon in a Korean Peninsula tennis showdown

Templeton was speaking after Chung (pictured) claimed a shock win against Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open 

Templeton was speaking after Chung (pictured) claimed a shock win against Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open 

Templeton was speaking after 21-year-old Chung defeated Novak Djokovic in straight-sets at the Australian Open on Monday.

The South Korean’s unlikely rise to stardom has led to details about his life being revealed.

Among the emerging details is his compulsory stint just a few years ago in the South Korean military, which is technically still at war with their dictator-led neighbours.

Templeton admitted on Wednesday to stealing the joke after scrolling through Twitter moments before going on the show.

The South Korean's unlikely rise to stardom has led to details about his life being revealed, including his compulsory stint just a few years ago in the South Korean military

The South Korean’s unlikely rise to stardom has led to details about his life being revealed, including his compulsory stint just a few years ago in the South Korean military

Templeton was forced to admit on Wednesday to stealing the joke after scrolling through Twitter moments before going on the show

Templeton was forced to admit on Wednesday to stealing the joke after scrolling through Twitter moments before going on the show

But the admission wasn't enough for some listeners, with one person labelling Templeton as an 'embarrassment'

But the admission wasn’t enough for some listeners, with one person labelling Templeton as an ’embarrassment’

‘I’ve got to make a full declaration, I may have just scanned on Twitter before coming on air and stole the gag,’ he told the hosts on Wednesday morning. 

He added: ‘It’s good publicity for me and my brand but it was stolen off Twitter.’  

But the admission wasn’t enough for some listeners, with one person labelling Templeton as an ’embarrassment’. 

‘This bloke is becoming a bit of an embarrassment. First his massive Georgie Parker fail, caught stealing jokes from Twitter and now this,’ the person wrote. 



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