'Rumours and innuendo': Andrew Johns denies Erin Molan 'rift' reports

Andrew Johns has denied reports of a rift with fellow Channel Nine star Erin Molan.

The Sunday Telegraph reports Johns walked out on his role on Friday night football earlier this year because of an “awkward” falling out with Molan.

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Johns started the 2019 season on Friday night footy alongside Molan, before disappearing midway through the year.

He was subsequently replaced by Billy Slater.

Andrew Johns and Erin Molan. Image: Getty

However the rugby league Immortal has denied claims his absence is due to Molan.

“Where did you hear that from? Good old rugby league just thrives on rumours and innuendo,” he told the Telegraph.

Channel Nine director of sport Tom Malone told the Telegraph “this is not a story.”

“There are plenty of people in TV who get on with each other and others who don’t,” he said.

Sam Thaiday, Erin Molan, Jonathan Thurston and Darren Lockyer on Friday night football. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Johns also walked away from his role on the NRL Footy Show after Molan replaced Paul Vautin as host.

The decision to hand Molan the reins didn’t go down well, with the new host receiving backlash from rugby league fans.

She then took over as host of Friday night footy when the Footy Show was axed in 2018.