Brittany Hockley broke down in tears live on air after Kyle Sandiland’s brother called into the radio show, where she is a temporary host, and told her he can’t stand her “podcasting voice”.
Hockley is filling in on the Kyle and Jackie O show while Jackie O recovers from long-term side effects of COVID. Today, Sandilands called into the show and slammed the 35-year-old, first questioning while Brittany renamed one of Jackie O’s regular segments.
“Here’s the problem with Brittany, right? Within the first five minutes of you being on that show, you changed it from O News to B News,” he began.
Hockley defended himself, saying: “It was just a joke Chris. I wasn’t really trying to make the changes.”
Chris ignored Brittany and accused her of “trying to control the show”. Chris went so far that Sandilands tried to jump in to defend his temporary co-host, asking Chris to “give Brittany a go”.
“I’ve been giving her a go. I’ve been listening to the show, but yeah, I don’t know. I won’t be listening over summer time that’s for sure,” Chris savagely replied.
Chris then decided to criticise Hockley’s voice, saying he couldn’t stand it. “It’s just that podcasting voice that you’ve got mate. I can’t handle it. It’s not breakfast radio for me,” he said.
Hockley managed to tell Chris, “I’ve got nothing else to contribute to the conversation to be honest,” before tearing up live on air.
However, after studio members reassured Hockley that Chris “hated everyone”, she managed to shake off the criticism and continue on with the rest of the show.
Hockley took over as Jackie O’s temporary replacement last week. On her second broadcast, Hockley brought up the polarising response she got from her fans upon the announcement. While she clarify exactly why some of her listeners weren’t happy about her career move, she hinted that it had to do with Kyle Sandilands. “[They’re against it], that’s all they said. That’s how you know you’ve made it,” she said.