Cheap seats for Anthony Albanese: TV presenter Melanie Bracewell drops the F-bomb on Anthony Albanese, leaving the Prime Minister stunned
Anthony Albanese was left stunned after a TV presenter dropped the F-bomb in front of him during an interview.
The Prime Minister appeared on Network 10’s current affairs program The Cheap Seats on Tuesday evening.
He spoke to the show’s hosts, Tim McDonald and Melanie Bracewell, about the Indigenous Voice to Parliament, the G20 summit in India and his relationships with world leaders.
Because Bracewell is a New Zealander, the hosts jokingly handed the prime minister her “citizenship papers” in a folder for him to approve.
As the interview came to an end, Bracewell accidentally dropped her microphone and cursed.
‘Excuse me. F***!’ She said.
Television presenter and comedian Melanie Bracewell (left) dropped an F-bomb in front of Prime Minister Anthony Albanese (right) during an appearance on The Cheap Seats
The show’s audience, including Mr. Albanese, burst into laughter in response to the faux pas.
“I’m sorry, I’m sorry,” Bracewell continued.
“I didn’t mean to curse in front of you, it’s embarrassing.”
McDonald then handed Bracewell’s “citizenship papers” to the Prime Minister.
“Now feel free to write ‘Rejected’ to that,” he joked.
As Mr Albanese went through the papers and returned them, McDonald told him he had made a “good decision”.
The Prime Minister then followed up with a humorous joke.
“If we denied Australian citizenship to those who said that word, we would be in big trouble.” “We would really have a skills crisis,” he said.
Mr Albanese joked that the country would be in “trouble” if those who say the F-word were denied citizenship
Mr Albanese is hitting back at Voice to Parliament’s critics who say the proposal lacks detail.
The Prime Minister told voters there was “nothing to fear” ahead of the upcoming referendum and said it was “just about recognition and then an advisory body”.
“The details are there and of course Parliament will determine the composition and procedures of the vote,” he said on the broadcast.
He went on to say that those asking why the referendum must take place before the vote setup is worked out are not asking a “real question.”
“The Constitution sets out the principles and the beauty of this proposal is that it does not encroach on the primacy of Parliament, but rather strengthens it – that is the whole point,” he said.
Mr Albanese told voters there was “nothing to fear” ahead of the Voice referendum and said it was “just about recognition and then an advisory body”.
“It will be for Parliament to determine the functions and procedures and the composition of the vote, and that is how our constitution is written.”
“It says we will have a defense force, it doesn’t say how many tanks we will have, it doesn’t say where the bases will be, it doesn’t say how big our army will be.”
Mr Albanese would not agree that the Voice campaign had an ugly element.
“I think some of the tone of the debate was really unfortunate, and whether it’s the fault of the participants or the tone that was set by some elements of the media, it’s unfortunate.”
The Voice to Parliament referendum will take place on October 14th.