Dave Hughes gets into a clash with Samuel Johnson for ‘holding a grudge’ against Molly Meldrum

Dave Hughes gets into a fiery clash with Samuel Johnson for ‘holding a grudge’ against Molly Meldrum after THAT mooning scandal

Dave Hughes has called out Molly Meldrum‘s former protégé Samuel Johnson after he vowed to never speak to the TV legend following his attention-seeking mooning scandal over the last week.

Meldrum exposed his bare buttocks live on stage at Elton John‘s farewell concert in Melbourne last Friday, later blaming the incident on a faulty belt buckle.

Johnson said on Tuesday the mooning incident was the last straw after years of holding his tongue, adding he was ‘sick’ of the music critic’s increasingly erratic behaviour.

Dave Hughes (pictured) has called out Molly Meldrum's former protégé Samuel Johnson after he vowed to never speak to the TV legend again after his attention-seeking display this week

Dave Hughes (pictured) has called out Molly Meldrum’s former protégé Samuel Johnson after he vowed to never speak to the TV legend again after his attention-seeking display this week

He referenced the 2017 Logie Awards when Meldrum stole Johnson’s spotlight as he was on stage accepting the Gold Logie for his performance in the Channel Seven miniseries Molly, based on Meldrum’s life.

He wanted to use the opportunity to promote his charity, Love Your Sister, and to thank his sister Connie, who was battling cancer at the time and would die months later.

But Johnson said Meldrum ruined his ‘million-dollar moment’ after he took the microphone from the actor and ‘warbled in a very drunken fashion for eight whole minutes’.

Hughes scolded Johnson while interviewing him on his 2Day FM Breakfast Show, Hughesy Ed & Erin, for continuing to hold a grudge against someone for so many years

Hughes scolded Johnson while interviewing him on his 2Day FM Breakfast Show, Hughesy Ed & Erin, for continuing to hold a grudge against someone for so many years

Speaking on 2Day FM Breakfast Show Hughesy Ed & Erin on Thursday, Hughes scolded Johnson for continuing to hold a grudge against someone for so many years.

‘You said on Channel Seven the other day you would never speak to Molly again. I hate grudge holding. I think that’s bad for you,’ the comedian said.

Johnson agreed, adding, ‘And you shouldn’t have a forced absence on yourself because that is bad on you and it’s bad on the other person.’

‘But when I’ve specifically asked you not to do something… It’s a once in a lifetime moment, it’s a moment that I’ll never get back… He has then breached my trust by coming up at that moment. Then I’m sorry, I’m not going to do the Molly sequel. I don’t think I should,’ he added.

Johnson's relationship with Meldrum changed at the Logie Awards in 2017 when the music critic stole Johnson's spotlight as he was on stage accepting the Gold Logie for his performance in the Channel Seven miniseries Molly, based on Meldrum's life

Johnson’s relationship with Meldrum changed at the Logie Awards in 2017 when the music critic stole Johnson’s spotlight as he was on stage accepting the Gold Logie for his performance in the Channel Seven miniseries Molly, based on Meldrum’s life 

Hughes stood by his advice and said there’s ‘no point holding on’ to the situation.

‘No, no, no. I wasn’t holding on to it until I saw the Elton video,’ Johnson argued.

‘I want you and Molly to get in a room,’ Hughes added, suggesting the pair could hash out their feud.

Johnson eventually said Hughes’ point was ‘valid’, saying people ‘shouldn’t bear grudges’ and ‘should just call someone and ask whether they’re okay’.

‘He’s got a very good point,’ Johnson added. ‘And I don’t want to call him.’

Hughes then suggested instead of contacting the former Countdown host, the radio show organise the two meeting up face-to-face.

‘If we could get you two together would you accept a conversation with Molly Meldrum?’ Hughes asked.

Johnson said he never forgave Meldrum for upstaging him at the 2017 Logie Awards (pictured), where he had hoped to use his time on stage to promote his charity, Love Your Sister. Instead, a rambling and incoherent Meldrum made it all about himself

Johnson said he never forgave Meldrum for upstaging him at the 2017 Logie Awards (pictured), where he had hoped to use his time on stage to promote his charity, Love Your Sister. Instead, a rambling and incoherent Meldrum made it all about himself 

‘Yeah, of course,’ Johnson said. ‘You’ve made me feel really petty now. I feel really, really pathetic.’

‘No, you don’t have to feel pathetic. But you need to live in the moment,’ the comedian replied. 

Johnson and Hughes – who hosted the 2017 Logies – then got into a heated argument over the fact Hughes didn’t intervene that night Meldrum took to the stage.

The Secret Life of Us star criticised Hughes for not pulling the music critic off stage, but Hughesy revealed he wanted to usher him away.

‘I was waiting for you to do something because you’re the funny guy,’ Johnson said.

Meldrum exposed his bare buttocks live on stage at Elton John's farewell concert in Melbourne last Friday, later blaming the incident on a faulty belt buckle

Meldrum exposed his bare buttocks live on stage at Elton John’s farewell concert in Melbourne last Friday, later blaming the incident on a faulty belt buckle 

The legendary Australian music critic was watching his old friend Sir Elton in the crowd at AAMI Park for his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, before he was brought up on stage

The legendary Australian music critic was watching his old friend Sir Elton in the crowd at AAMI Park for his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, before he was brought up on stage 

‘I kept waiting for Hughesy to actually interrupt him with something funny,’ he said. 

Hughesy replied: ‘I was super stressed, thinking “how the hell do I deal with this situation?”‘ 

He added Eddie Maguire and ‘the boss of Channel Nine’ signalled for him to leave Meldrum on stage and that’s why he ‘didn’t deal with it.’ 

Meldrum has apologised for the mooning incident at the Elton John concert in Melbourne last week, noting that he had a belt malfunction.

Speaking with The Morning Show on Tuesday, Johnson expressed concern for the music legend.

‘Maybe it’s time to hang up your hat, mate,’ he said. ‘I hope he’s okay.’ 

It comes after Meldrum apologised for the mooning incident at the Elton John concert in Melbourne last week, noting that he had a belt malfunction

It comes after Meldrum apologised for the mooning incident at the Elton John concert in Melbourne last week, noting that he had a belt malfunction

Johnson went on to suggest Meldrum has a problem with alcohol, claiming he has ‘two shots of vodka in his coffee in the morning’.

‘If I want to make any sense out of him, I’ve got to see him for midday. Stop, Molly!’ he exclaimed.

Co-host Kylie Gillies then suggested that perhaps Johnson was in a position to give Meldrum a call and ‘have a chat’ about his behaviour, but Johnson said he hadn’t spoken to him since the Logies debacle six years ago.

‘I’ll never speak to him again. He cost my charity a million dollars that night,’ he said. 

‘Can someone look after him? Can someone care for him? Can someone? I’m really worried about him. I’m not cross at him. I’m just really worried,’ he added.

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