Studio 10 is forced to apologise after Lawrence Mooney segment


Studio 10 hosts are left HORRIFIED as Lawrence Mooney calls the show ‘racist’ and says ‘it’s where careers go to die’ during a live segment – before Natarsha Belling is forced to apologise

Studio 10 was forced to apologise on Thursday after a live segment with funnyman and Triple M host Lawrence Mooney went off the rails.

Lawrence, 55, appeared on the Channel 10 morning show as one of his comedic characters, Dutch television critic Rudi Vanderstone.

He offered his brutal verdict on a variety of Australian TV shows, including Married At First Sight, Sunrise and even Studio 10.

‘Offensive language’: Studio 10 host Natarsha Belling (pictured) was forced to apologise on Thursday after a live segment with comedian Lawrence Mooney went off the rails 

He said: ‘What’s not to love about MAFS? Real estate agents and beauticians falling in love under the auspices of alcohol to rub the inked skin together.

‘Most of the blokes on that show look like NRL players facing court charges. I mean, squeezing their necks into suits and ties. It is hilarious!’

Rudi also mocked newly-engaged Sunrise host Sam Armytage, saying that her fiancé ‘is yet to stand up after getting down on one knee’. 

In character: Lawrence, 55, appeared on the Channel 10 morning show as one of his comedic characters, Dutch television critic Rudi Vanderstone

In character: Lawrence, 55, appeared on the Channel 10 morning show as one of his comedic characters, Dutch television critic Rudi Vanderstone

But perhaps the most savage joke was at the expense of Studio 10.

‘It’s great that there is a place on television where careers can go to die!’ Lawrence said, as the hosts laughed awkwardly. 

‘I love to settle down in the morning with a cup of coffee to watch some slut shaming and casual racism. Nothing beats it!’

Awkward: Lawrence, in character as Rudi Vanderstone, described Studio 10 as 'casually racist'. Pictured with panelist Joe Hildebrand (left)

Awkward: Lawrence, in character as Rudi Vanderstone, described Studio 10 as ‘casually racist’. Pictured with panelist Joe Hildebrand (left)

Divisive: Studio 10 has made headlines in recent months after panellist Kerri-Anne Kennerley (pictured) expressed views about Aboriginal people that some viewers construed as racist

Divisive: Studio 10 has made headlines in recent months after panellist Kerri-Anne Kennerley (pictured) expressed views about Aboriginal people that some viewers construed as racist

The joke about the show’s ‘casual racism’ did not go down with the panel, and journalist Natarsha Belling looked gobsmacked.

The segment was cut short, and Natarsha offered an apology to viewers once they returned from a commercial break. 

‘We just need to apologise to our viewers for that offensive language in that last segment,’ she said.

Joe Hildebrand added: ‘[We apologise] for everything in fact, just for everything.’

Studio 10 has made headlines in recent months after panellist Kerri-Anne Kennerley expressed views about Aboriginal people that some viewers construed as racist.

Sorry, guys: After cutting to a commercial, Joe apologised for 'everything' about the segment

Sorry, guys: After cutting to a commercial, Joe apologised for ‘everything’ about the segment

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