'I've quit drinking': Erin Molan's late-night call to Gladys Berejiklian

Sam Goodwin
·Sports Editor
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Erin Molan and Gladys Berejiklian, pictured here in 2020.
Erin Molan confessed to a late-night phone call to Gladys Berejiklian. Image: Getty

Erin Molan has revealed she’s on a self-imposed alcohol ban but has had a “couple of indiscretions” including a late-night phone call to Gladys Berejiklian.

Interviewing the NSW Premier on the Hughesy, Ed & Erin breakfast show on 2Day FM on Monday, Molan confessed to Berejiklian.

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The popular NRL presenter said she’s banned herself from drinking in January but had a slip up during a girls’ night out with fellow Channel Nine presenters Belinda Russell and Lizzie Pearl.

“I have actually quit drinking for January right but I’ve had a couple of indiscretions,” she said.

“It might have been 11pm, potentially midnight or 1am, I am not quite sure.

“We were talking and we clearly need to get lives but we were talking about how well you (Berejiklian) have handled the pandemic and how we all look up to you.

“Then I said to the girls, Gladys and I are basically best friends, do you want me to call her and I will tell her how we all feel.”

Unfortunately for Molan the NSW Premier didn’t answer.

“So the Premier of the state didn’t answer, nor has she returned my calls since,” Molan said in jest.

“I just wanted to check the status of our friendship Gladys.”

The NSW Premier confessed to thinking the call from Molan must have been an accident.

“Can I be honest, I did have a missed call after midnight and you know what I thought Erin? I thought you’d pocket dialled me,” she said.

“I thought that I did return your text Erin, if I didn’t, I apologise.

“In my head I did, don’t worry.”

Gladys Berejiklian, pictured here during an Australia Day Address at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Gladys Berejiklian speaks during an Australia Day Address at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. (Photo by Jenny Evans/Getty Images)

Berejiklian flags possibility of vaccine ‘ticket’

Berejiklian has had her hands full during the COVID-19 crisis, winning widespread praise for how she’s led the state.

On Monday the Premier broached the possibility of barring those who decline the COVID-19 vaccine from government-run buildings, as well as permitting private venues to take similar measures.

“Already airlines have indicated that if you're not vaccinated you can't travel overseas and I think that'll be an incentive to a lot of people,” she said.

“But we'll also consider whether we allow venues ... make up their own rules if they have a business or run a workplace about what they feel is COVID-safe.”

The comments came after the state recorded no new locally-acquired daily cases of coronavirus infection on Monday.

A drop to fewer than 9000 tests in the 24 hours to 8pm on Sunday was concerning, however, with Ms Berejiklian having earlier flagged the possibility of easing restrictions.

with AAP

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