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Rove and Sam get personal on their first day on radio

Rove McManus and Sam Frost took to the airwaves for the first time today as they look to save struggling Sydney radio station 2DayFM, with the comedian telling listeners he had a freewheeling style where: “I open my mouth and see what comes out… #goodradio”.

Sam and Rove

McManus and Frost: debut on Sydney’s 2DayFM

Indeed there were an eclectic mix of topics including: girls who wear granny pants, why do moths eat clothes, the need for adoption law reform, an extensive interview with Chris Martin from Coldplay and how Rove uses deodorant as a perfume.

But the jury still appears to be out with mixed reviews thus far, and it was clear to listeners that the pair were still getting to know one another with Frost going so far as to reveal the time she wet herself on a bachelorette date. 

“One date in particular I went whale watching with lovely Michael,” Frost told her audience.

“I was very tired… it was a very long day and we were filming for five hours,” she said. “I drank water to take my sea sick tablets – I’m already regretting this – and I’m busting to do a wee.

“When I was about to land I jumped off the boat onto the ground and the pressure made me, a little bit, wee in my pants. No, I actually wet my pants.”

Unsurprisingly this startling revelation, that you shouldn’t drink too much water on a boat with no conveniences, has already made news on The Daily Telegraph: 

Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 9.28.26 amAnd its arch rival the Daily Mail:

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Frost wasn’t the only one spilling the beans with Rove’s wife Tasma Walton revealing to Frost: “He wears deodorant like it is a perfume. He wears it like a Double Bay lady wears it at a cocktail party.

“He wears a lot of it to the point where I can go into the room after he has sprayed and I get an asthma attack.”

In a first show where nerves were clearly evident (the pair kept saying “so far, so good” as if it was the show’s catchphrase) and referencing the fact it was their first day, it will be interesting to see how far out they can string the personal anecdotes.

In the meantime, someone at 2Day might want to update the iTunes display for their app as it is looking a little outdated (yes that’s ousted brekkie duo Dan & Maz):

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