Kyle Sandilands has revealed why he has never been fired from his high-profile radio gig.
On Saturday night, Kyle and Jackie O were inducted into the hall of fame at the annual Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) for their many influential years on the air.
During their speech, Kyle shared the details as to why he always gets bailed out of his many controversies, before he has to run the risk of losing his job.
While on stage, Kyle paid tribute to a former boss who always protected him throughout his career.
“What no one knows is that when Jeff Allis hired me … He said to me, ‘There’s a lot of people here that are really good at their job and there’s a lot of 9-5 people just punching their time card,’” Kyle said on stage.
“And he said, ‘between you and I, just f***ing do anything you want and I will be your get out of jail free card!’”
“So I took full advantage, as a lot of you would be aware,” Kyle said. “A lot of management were like, ‘how the f**k did he not get fired 4000 times? Jeff Allis saved me every time.”
During their emotional speech, Jackie thanked her ex-husband for “the opportunities that you’ve given me and for showing me the passion and the need for hard work in radio”.
She also paid tribute to her daughter, Kitty, who was in the audience, saying, “She never made mummy feel guilty for not being there in the mornings for school drop off … She’s so cool and patient and kind.”
And finally, she thanked Kyle, her co-host of 22 years, saying, “He is my ride or die. I know what you’re gonna say before you even say it.”
“We laugh, we cry … but you’ve always supported me and I am just so grateful that you have been the one by my side throughout this. If you ride off a cliff, I’ll ride off it with you.”
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This article first appeared on OverSixty.