Radio hosts Fitzy and Wippa reveal their most ‘awkward’ celebrity encounters

Radio hosts Fitzy and Wippa reveal their most ‘awkward’ celebrity encounters – including one American star who refused to sign his autograph

They’re the radio duo who recently celebrated 10 years on Sydney‘s airwaves.

And on Thursday, Nova breakfast hosts Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald and Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli revealed their most ‘awkward’ celebrity encounters.

Fitzy revealed on air how Carl Lewis refused to sign his autograph because he didn’t recognise him when he met him as a child.

Radio hosts Fitzy and Wippa revealed their most 'awkward' celebrity encounters - including one American star who refused to sign his autograph

Radio hosts Fitzy and Wippa revealed their most ‘awkward’ celebrity encounters – including one American star who refused to sign his autograph

‘I got to meet Carl Lewis, one of the greatest athletes of all time, and I was an athlete when I was younger, so for him it was massive. And it was a really quick moment,’ he said.

‘I remember dad picked me up over people and pushed me to the front of Carl Lewis where he was. This was like in the 80s I was only really young.’

‘And there was a moment straightaway with Carl Lewis, because I had my athletics gear on and he was like “Do you know who I am?”‘

Fitzy revealed on air how Carl Lewis refused to sign his autograph because he didn't recognise him when he met him as a child

Fitzy revealed on air how Carl Lewis refused to sign his autograph because he didn’t recognise him when he met him as a child

‘I was freaking out because dad was pushing me to the front and I didn’t know what he said. And I said no. And he got a little bit angry with me and he didn’t sign my autograph,’ Fitzy revealed.

Wippa also spoke about the moment Denzel Washington refused to take a photo with him.

‘We were at a restaurant overseas one time and Denzel Washington turned up to the restaurant. And then there was the guy who ran the restaurant, and I started to make my way over to get a photo with Denzel,’ he explained.

Wippa also spoke about the moment Denzel Washington refused to take a photo with him when he spotted him at a restaurant

Wippa also spoke about the moment Denzel Washington refused to take a photo with him when he spotted him at a restaurant

‘Now, the guy who ran the restaurant was like the middleman. So he jumped in right. And I’m asking Denzel “photo?” He jumps in, looks at Denzel. Denzel shakes his head as if to say no, the guy then looks at me and goes “No”.’

Their co-star Sarah McGilvray also revealed how she got caught by security trying to get a photo of Leonardo DiCaprio.

‘I didn’t know you [also] had a Leo moment, where I got shut down for the photo. So unkind,’ she said.

'I'm asking Denzel 'photo?' [The restaurant owner] jumps in, looks at Denzel. Denzel shakes his head as if to say no, the guy then looks at me and goes 'No',' Wippa said

‘I’m asking Denzel ‘photo?’ [The restaurant owner] jumps in, looks at Denzel. Denzel shakes his head as if to say no, the guy then looks at me and goes ‘No’,’ Wippa said

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