Anthony Albanese jokes about Scott Morrison leaving The Lodge on Have You Been Paying Attention?

Anthony Albanese’s cheeky joke about what he did at The Lodge after Have You Been Paying Attention? panel ask if he’s got the ‘smell of Morrison’ out of the place yet

  • PM Albanese appeared on 10’s Have You Been Paying Attention? on Monday
  • He joked that he had to do an ‘exorcism’ on The Lodge after Scott Morrison left
  • The quip was prompted by Ed Kavalee asking if he’d got the ‘Morrison smell’ out 

Anthony Albanese has joked he had to perform an ‘exorcism’ on the The Lodge after Scott Morrison moved out.

The prime minister made the cheeky quip while appearing as a special guest on 10’s current affairs panel show Have You Been Paying Attention? on Monday.

The panellists began quizzing Mr Albanese when comedian and show regular Ed Kavalee asked him if he had managed to get ‘the Morrison smell’ out of The Lodge, the prime minister’s official residence in Canberra.

Anthony Albanese (pictured) joked that he had to perform an 'exorcism' on The Lodge after Scott Morrison left the premises

Anthony Albanese (pictured) joked that he had to perform an ‘exorcism’ on The Lodge after Scott Morrison left the premises

‘Prime Minister, I can see that you’re in The Lodge, have you managed to get that Morrison smell out yet?’ Kavalee joked.

Mr Albanese humorously responded: ‘The exorcism has taken place.’

The program’s host Tom Gleisner asked what it was like to live in The Lodge.

‘It’s a big step up from my last night public housing,’ the prime minister quipped.

‘The only way that I was going to get in a house with a tennis court was to become prime minister.’

Mr Albanese also commented on how his pet dog Toto now had plenty of space in the backyard to run around compared to the backyard at his former residence at Marrickville in inner Sydney.

The response was prompted by comedian Ed Kavalee (pictured) who asked the prime minister on Have You Been Paying Attention? how long it took him to get the 'Morrison smell' out

The response was prompted by comedian Ed Kavalee (pictured) who asked the prime minister on Have You Been Paying Attention? how long it took him to get the ‘Morrison smell’ out

The other panellists on 10's program also joined in on the lighthearted questions and ribbing of Mr Albanese

The other panellists on 10’s program also joined in on the lighthearted questions and ribbing of Mr Albanese

The other panellists also joined in on the lighthearted questions and ribbing.

Comedian and presenter Sam Pang joked that the prime minister would ‘have to be in the country’ when he decided on a date on a referendum for the Indigenous Voice to Parliament.

‘That’s just mean, Sam’ Mr Albanese replied. ‘I was warned about you, Sam.’

Comedian Kitty Flanagan delivered a series of questions about Mr Albanese’s dog Toto.

TV writer and comedian Aaron asked if he should be nicknamed ‘Antal’ because Scott Morrison was referred to as ‘ScoMo’.

‘I’ll just let that one pass through,’ the prime Minister said as the audience laughed. 

Mr Albanese said moving into The Lodge was a 'big step up from my last night public housing' and joked that he had to become prime minister to get a house with a tennis court

Mr Albanese said moving into The Lodge was a ‘big step up from my last night public housing’ and joked that he had to become prime minister to get a house with a tennis court

It took Scott Morrison (pictured) five days to leave The Lodge and almost two weeks to clear Kirribilli House after his election defeat in May

It took Scott Morrison (pictured) five days to leave The Lodge and almost two weeks to clear Kirribilli House after his election defeat in May

Mr Albanese moved into The Lodge in June after defeating Scott Morrison in the May Federal election.

He chose to live in The Lodge over Kirribilli House in Sydney because it was ‘the nation’s capital’ and ‘important’.

Mr Morrison was saddled with the nickname ‘Squat Morrison’ after it took him five days to leave The Lodge and almost two weeks to clear Kirribilli House after the Coalition’s defeat.

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