Samuel Johnson and Dave Hughes in on-air shouting match against Molly Meldrum: ‘I feel very pathetic’

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Australian actor Samuel Johnson has spilled more details about the infamous moment Molly Meldrum interrupted his 2017 Gold Logie acceptance speech.

The Suggestion star, 44, Meldrum recently set out to storm the stage at the Elton John concert in Melbourne and dropping his shoe in front of the crowd.

In an interview with 2Day FM’s Hugh, Ed & Erin, Johnson got into a heated argument with comedian Dave Hughes – who hosted the 2017 Logies – which he failed to intervene.

“I wasn’t talking to Molly [at the time] because he had given me a lot of names and stuff,” Johnson explained on air.

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Dave Hughes and Samuel Johnson
Dave Hughes and Samuel Johnson were locked in a heated debate over Molly Meldrum. (2 days FM)

“Five minutes before the Gold Logie was announced, [Michael] Gudinski asked me if Molly could come with you when you win. I told him not to come up, because I wanted to pay homage to my sick sister.

“I was going to make that moment about so much more than me. That was my million dollar opportunity.”

Johnson also criticized Hughes for not pulling Molly off stage in his role as a Logies host, but the actor admitted he wanted to remove it.

“I was waiting for you to do something because you’re the funny guy,” Johnson said. “I kept waiting for Hughesy to interrupt with something funny. “

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Molly Meldrum and Samuel Johnson at the 2017 Logie Awards.
Meldrum and Johnson at the 2017 Logie Awards. (Nine)

“I was under a lot of pressure, thinking ‘how do I deal with this situation?’,” Hughes replied, adding Eddie Maguire told Meldrum to leave him on stage.

“That’s why I didn’t deal with it.”

Hughes then tried to encourage Johnson to reconnect with Meldrum, after the The Secret Life of Arran star admitted they are “not talking”.

“The other day you said you wouldn’t talk to Molly again. I hate grudges,” Hughes said. “I think that’s bad for you.”

“I don’t want to call it. I think that’s legitimate,” Johnson replied, revealing that they haven’t spoken in three years.

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Johnson said he had “bitten his tongue” about the Logies incident until now, admitting it was an issue he was still angry about.

“You made me feel very small,” he told the guests. “Now I feel really, really pathetic.”

Samuel Johnson at the 2017 Logies
Johnson won the Gold Logie for his portrayal of Meldrum in the TV series Molly. (Getty)

Meldrum did not like Johnson after he joined Elton John on stage for a duet of the song The Galla is back this friday.

The statue surprised the crowd by dropping his trousers and revealing that he was carrying his back.

“He’s got to hang up his hat. Now,” Johnson said in an interview on Brisbane’s 4BC radio show An evening with Sofie Formica.

“I’m sick of doing this, I’m sick of it, hang on to your hat, my friend.”

This week, Meldrum also apologized for what happened at Elton’s concert.

Talking to the Herald SunMeldrum explained that the British singer had no idea he would join him on stage but insisted it was not a stunt, rather a wardrobe malfunction caused by faulty belt.

“I shouldn’t have crashed Elton’s show,” Meldrum said. “As for my show being more revealing than it should have been…well, at the beginning of the night, my belt buckle broke and my pants were already falling down. And on stage, one thing led to another.”

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