Dr Mumbo

Merrick’s missing $20m

Merrick Watts would appear to have a slight regret when it comes to former radio partner Jules Lund.

Hosting the Mumbrella Awards in Sydney, Watts whipped out what he dubbed the “Wanker Torch” which he promised to use to highlight audience members who chatted too much in the ceremony.

And he quickly focused the torch on Lund, who has moved on from his broadcasting career to influencer platform Tribe.

“This, ladies and gentlemen, is a bona fide wanker torch and therefore makes it very easy to single out particular wankers … and it just randomly selects  wanker, borderline fuckwits one at a time and just homes in on them,” Watts informed the audience.

Strolling into the audience of the event he dubbed “the rich man’s Logies”, Watts made a beeline for Lund, his former co-presenter on 2DayFM’s breakfast show.


“Four years ago Jules Lund said to me hey, I’ve got an idea for a start up, would you like to invest in it because I reckon in about four years it’s going to be worth $20m,” Watts reminisced.

“And I said ‘no thanks, in four years time I’d like to be hosting the Mumbrella Awards’.”

Dr Mumbo is delighted that sometimes, dreams come true.



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