Sandilands threatens to hunt down ‘piece of shit’ News Limited journalist for reporting negative viewer reaction to show

Stephenson’s online byline picture

Kyle Sandilands has used his radio show to launch a vicious on air attack on a News Limited journalist who reported negative viewer comments about Kyle & Jackie O’s Night With The Stars.

The tirade saw the Today Network presenter describe Alison Stephenson as “a piece of shit”, and told her to “watch your mouth or I’ll hunt you down”. He also attacked the journalist’s weight, hairstyle and breast size.

Sandilands’ comments came after Stephenson was one of the first to report on the poor reception for the chat show which aired on Seven on Monday night.

His comments were broadcast in Sydney at around 6am, more than two hours before the show’s poor ratings were released. He told listeners:

“Some fat slag on has already branded it a disaster. You can tell by reading the article that she just hates us and has always hated us.

“What a fat bitter thing you are. You’re deputy editor of an online thing. You’ve got a nothing job anyway. You’re a piece of shit.

“This low thing, Alison Stephenson, deputy editor of online. You’re supposed to be impartial, you little troll.

“You’re a bullshit artist, girl. You should be fired from your job. Your hair’s very 90s. And your blouse. You haven’t got that much titty to be having that low cut a blouse. Watch your mouth or I’ll hunt you down.”

Audio of Sandilands’ comments:


It later emerged that during Kyle & Jackie O’s Night With the Stars the audience dropped from more than 1.4m to just 200,000:


The last fortnight has seen Sandilands featuring as a guest columnist for the Sunday Telegraph, which is sister paper to

Sandilands’ comments can be heard in the first moments of the show’s daily podcast for November 22. Update: The audio has now been removed from the podcast but can be heard above



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