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Albo’s savage drag after ‘ghosting’ claim

ALBO PRESSER
PM Anthony Albanese has responded to claims he ghosted a radio host. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Damian Shaw

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has returned to Erin Molan’s breakfast radio show after she accused him of “ghosting” her.

The PM made jabs at Molan on Thursday for an opinion piece she wrote in March, titled “Trust me Albo it’s over, I’m breaking up with you”, telling her he never read the piece on Thursday.

Mr Albanese joked with Molan and co hosts Dave “Hughesy” Hughes and Ed Kavalee on 2Day FM as he defended his silence towards the show after the pieve was published.

ALBO PRESSER
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese had a savage response to Erin Molan’s ‘break-up’ opinion piece. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Damian Shaw

Mr Albanese has reportedly had no contact with Molan for almost two months and reportedly refused invitations from the hosts to appear on the show.

His comments come a day after Molan, the daughter of late Liberal senator Jim Molan told listeners about the apparent rift.

She said she had developed a fond friendship with the Labor leader during his 2022 election campaign.

Molan said before the rift, she would often text the PM and even recalled a time he called her from his plane while flying to an official appointment.

Following the segment the pair reconnected.

Molan even asked the PM whether there was “something more” he needed for her to win back his trust, Mr Albanese laughed and suggested another column.

The radio hosts also tried to get Mr Albanese to give them “credit” for his ”elevation” to the top job.

Thick with sarcasm, Mr Albanese said “I think that it was a turning point, the first time I went (on your show)”.

“I thought it might have been promising to fix the minimum wage or strengthening Medicare or fixing climate change, but compared with fixing climate change, being on your show was, you know, up there,” he said.

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Albanese appeared on the Hughesy, Ed & Erin show on Thursday morning. Picture: Instagram

Mr Albanese also acknowledged he had watched a video compilation Molan had sent him of “generous comments” she had made on her show.

As her co-hosts applauded, saying “We’re back together”, Molan put in one last request to Mr Albanese.

“If you could just like my last message, you don't have to reply, just a like – thank you so much,” she said.

“I am pathetic in my need to be loved. God help me.”

PRIME MINISTER
Erin Molan – who father is late Liberal senator Jim Molan – said she has a fond friendship with the Labor PM. Here she is pictured with former Liberal PM Scott Morrison. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Damian Shaw