Dave Hughes has awkward on-air stoush with viral comedian Jimmy Rees over his recent Medal of the Order of Australia award: 'That's a bit rich coming from you'

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By Jimmy Briggs For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 23:18 EDT, 11 June 2024 | Updated: 23:18 EDT, 11 June 2024

Dave Hughes sewage into an awkward on-air stoush pinch Jimmy Rees connected Wednesday, aft nan comedian boasted astir being awarded a Medal of nan Order of Australia.

Hughes, 53, was chatting to Rees, 37, connected 2Day FM's Hughesy, Ed and Erin astir receiving nan OAM earlier this week successful nan King's Birthday Honours.

The seasoned power big joked he was 'very bitter' astir not receiving nan grant himself, erstwhile nan speech abruptly turned heated.

'I deliberation personification has to nominate you. How galore cardinal group are location successful Australia, and not 1 personification nominated you?' Jimmy jokingly responded.

Dave past cheekily added Jimmy whitethorn person received a information owed to his galore endorsements deals, which included Woolworths and Hungry Jacks.

Dave Hughes (pictured) sewage into an awkward on-air stoush pinch Jimmy Rees connected Wednesday, aft nan comedian boasted astir being awarded a Medal of nan Order of Australia

'I deliberation that's a spot rich | coming from you, a commercialized power position wherever you talk for 3 minutes and past person 8 hours of ads,' Jimmy retorted. 

Co-host Ed Kavalee past began congratulating Rees complete nan award, prompting an annoying Hughes to respond with: 'You're conscionable happy because he won it and I didn't.' 

Earlier this week, comedians Rees and Hamish Blake were among nan 737 individuals recognised successful nan King's Birthday Honours. 

Hughes, 53, was chatting to comedian Jimmy Rees (pictured), 37, connected 2Day FM's Hughesy, Ed and Erin astir receiving nan OAM earlier this week successful nan King's Birthday Honours

Jimmy, who delighted children for complete a decade arsenic Jimmy Giggle connected ABC's flagship kids' show Giggle and Hoot, shared his amazement connected Instagram.

'Never thought I this would beryllium coming my way... you cognize nan feline who talked to owls successful his PJs and now making silly videos!!'

'To nan group who nominated and approved me, nan Governor General, I'm not judge really nan process works, convey you, I americium very honoured!!' he continued.

'Ok, now I conjecture it's disconnected to person a brew pinch nan Governor General and nan King? Is that what happens? Is location a concealed OAM, underground lair?' he joked. 

The seasoned power big joked he was 'very bitter' astir not receiving nan grant him, erstwhile nan speech abruptly turned heated

Since leaving children's entertainment, Rees has recovered viral occurrence done his comedy, fronting skits connected Instagram, and entertaining a full caller procreation of Australians during lockdown.

As of February this year, Rees has been touring his 'Let's Get Regional' drama show, bringing his drama to municipality crossed Australia.

Other notable names honoured see cricket fable Glenn McGrath, erstwhile Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, erstwhile WA Premier Mark McGowan, and recently appointed Governor-General Sam Mostyn.


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