Jackie O walks out of Kiis FM radio show
Jackie O apparently walked out of the Kiis studio during Monday morning's broadcast after accusing Sandilands of taking a sickie last Friday.PT2M6S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-3dhhj 620 349 August 11, 2014
Cracks appear to be emerging in the breakfast show pairing of Kyle Sandilands and Jackie Henderson, after Henderson apparently walked out on Sandilands during this morning’s broadcast.
The juvenile spat between the two erupted after Henderson, known to KIIS 1065 listeners as Jackie O, accused Sandilands of taking too many sick days.
Bust-up? Cracks appear to be showing in the pairing between Henderson and Sandilands.
"If you vomited in the car I don’t think you’d come to work either," protested Sandilands, before asking Henderson if she had "got the shits".
"You’re always sick on a Friday," she responded. "I’m putting it out there. It leaves me high and dry on the air."
"You’re very rude," retorted Sandilands, before saying: "I just don’t care what you think."
Kyle Sandilands accused of having too many sick days. Photo: AFR
Shortly afterwards, it appeared Henderson had left the studio, leaving Sandilands to finish the show alone.
"In the spirit of transparency I’d like everyone to know that during the news Jackie and I have had an argument and Jackie’s left," Sandilands told listeners. "Not going to go into why, how, when, who said what, what happened ... she’s not here."
It was not immediately clear whether the walk-out might have been a stunt to give a boost to the show's ratings, which have drifted in recent months.
Sandilands and Henderson jumped ship from 2Day FM at the beginning of the year, producing a stunning start to the ratings after it became clear many of their listeners had followed them.
However, the bubbles in the champagne have since gone flat with the KIIS 1065 breakfast show steadily shedding listeners. Whether the figures show a natural "settling" in the numbers after such a stellar debut or whether it’s a sign of a longer term shift remains to be seen.
Management at ARN, which owns KIIS, appeared to confirm that Henderson would be coming back to work tomorrow, deepening suspicions the incident may have been a bid to draw attention to the show.
“We’re looking forward to having Kyle and Jackie return to air together tomorrow morning on KIIS where they’ll no doubt talk through everything that happened this morning," said a spokesperson.