Shocking video emerges of former Channel Seven star Andrew O’Keefe saying the N-WORD on national TV – sparking gasps from the audience and an astonished reaction from comedian
- Footage shows Andrew O’Keefe using a racial slur during an interview in 2008
- O’Keefe says the N-Word while talking to Australian comedian Dylan Lewis
- The shocking remark was made during the filming of This Is Your Laugh on Seven
- Disgraced host is on remand in Silverwater Prison after alleged CBD assault
Shocking footage has resurfaced of troubled former TV host Andrew O’Keefe using a racial slur during an interview on national television.
The disgraced star used the N-word while interviewing comedian Dylan Lewis as part of the Seven Network’s short-lived television series This Is Your Laugh in 2008.
‘I thought, this guy is wack, that’s how we used to say it back then,’ O’Keefe says during the segment.
Shocking footage has emerged of disgraced TV host Andrew O’Keefe (pictured) using a racial slur during an episode of This Is Your Laugh on the Seven Network in 2008
‘Wack means s**t,’ replies Lewis.
However, the interview then takes a turn for the worst when O’Keefe responds: ‘Not where I came from, n****r.’
The offensive remark draws collective gasps from the audience, including Lewis, as an unfazed O’keefe carries on with the interview.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted the Seven Network for comment.
The footage emerges as the one-time Seven Network star is on remand at Sydney’s Silverwater Prison after he allegedly assaulted a female house guest in January.
On Friday, O’Keefe entered a guilty plea to a single possession charge over 1.5 grams of cannabis, ahead of a last-ditch bid for bail at the NSW Supreme Court next Monday.
The 50-year-old is accused of choking and punching a woman who allegedly had to bite him to break free during a violent struggle in his Kent St apartment in the CBD.
The one-time Seven Network star is on remand at Sydney’s Silverwater Prison after he allegedly assaulted a female house guest in January
The court previously heard claims O’Keefe acted in self-defence and sustained ‘substantial injuries’ during the altercation.
The drug charge – possessing 1.5 grams of cannabis – relates to that incident.
He is in custody at the Metropolitan Remand and Reception Prison at Silverwater in Sydney’s west where he has been undergoing 14 days of protective quarantine.
Over a 17-year career with Seven, O’Keefe hosted Weekend Sunrise and game shows The Chase Australia and Deal or No Deal. He was axed by the network in January 2021.
When Daily Mail Australia approached O’Keefe last year and asked if his television career was over, he said: ‘I’m not sure if I’m over, or if TV’s over’.