Dave Hughes made headlines when he infamously poked enjoyable at former Olympic swimmer Grant Hackett on the 2017 Logies.
However on Friday, the comic, 49, lastly buried the hatchet with the athlete throughout a dwell interview on his Hit radio present Hughesy & Ed – three years after commenting on Hackett’s psychological well being troubles throughout his controversial opening speech.
Citing the elephant within the room, his co-host Ed Kavalee requested Hackett: ‘Hugh says you guys are cool in regards to the notorious joke on the Logies some years in the past now. He claims you guys are cool?’
Controversial: Dave Hughes (pictured) infamously made feedback on Grant Hackett’s psychological well being throughout his opening speech for the Logies in 2017
Hackett, 40, made mild of the state of affairs, joking that he was at Olympic legend Michael Phelps’ home when he heard Hughes’ feedback.
‘It was humorous. That evening I used to be abroad, I used to be at Michael Phelps’ place, I used to be cruising!’ he laughed. ‘I instructed Phelpsy, he was like “who’s that w****r who referred to as you out, let me take him on!”
He continued: ‘I mentioned quiet down, he is a superb fella, that is what we do in Australia!’
Hughesy interjected: ‘Did he actually name me a w****r? I want he had,’ main Hackett to admit he was solely joking.
No exhausting emotions! Hackett made mild of the state of affairs, joking that he was at Olympic legend Michael Phelp’s home when he heard Hughes’ feedback
‘We did speak about it over there, and we simply had a little bit of fun,’ he added. ‘I by no means thoughts with that kind of stuff – if you cannot take the mickey out of your self as an Australian, then you definately’re in all types of hassle. I am definitely the primary one to do this.
‘However I am making an attempt to not provide you with any extra content material, that is for positive!’
In 2017, Hackett had a highly-publicised breakdown and went lacking for days after a combat along with his household.
His disappearance – after an argument along with his father and a punch-up along with his brother – noticed his household begging him to return residence on TV in worry of his security.
Hackett suffered a black eye and damaged jaw within the combat, and had posted a photograph of his accidents on social media.
Champion: Hackett received gold medals within the males’s 1,500m freestyle swimming occasions in each the 2000 and 2004 Olympics
Wedding ceremony bells! Hackett and Sharlene Fletcher (proper) received engaged in October after two years collectively and are planning a small coronavirus-friendly marriage ceremony later this 12 months
In Hughesy’s controversial speech, he mentioned of Hackett: ‘He is been a bit whingey. See him on Instagram, put a selfie of himself with a black eye and mentioned, “Look what my brother did.”‘
And Hughes wasn’t accomplished there, quipping that the swimmer was fortunate he hadn’t ended up lifeless just like the brother of North Korea ruler Kim Jong Un, who was assassinated in Singapore the identical 12 months.
‘That is what brothers do, Grant, be a d**ok they usually provide you with a clip. Look on the brilliant facet, you could possibly be Kim Jong-un’s brother,’ he mentioned.
Hackett’s life now’s a a lot totally different image than it was three years in the past.
The gold medallist is now engaged to fiancée Sharlene Fletcher, 35, and the pair welcomed their son Eddie again in January this 12 months.
He and Ms Fletcher received engaged in October after two years collectively and are planning a small coronavirus-friendly marriage ceremony later this 12 months.
Image of happiness! The gold medallist had a fantastic begin begin to 2020, when his son Eddie with fiancée Sharlene (left), 35, was born in January