Over the weekend, in a Gold Logie-worthy performance, Channel V presenter Danny Clayton called out American surfer Kolohe Andino live on air, telling him to “stay the fuck away from my girlfriend”, and accusing him of sending unwanted text messages to Zoe Cross.

It was even more excruciatingly awkward since, at the time, Andino was being interviewed by co-host Carissa Walford during a live cross to the Australian Open Of Surfing in Manly. 

The champion surfer wasn’t given the the chance to respond at the time, however, in a subsequent interview with Kiis FM, he took the chance to explain his side of things.

“When I first saw it I was pretty bummed,” he said. “It really questioned my character and it was completely blown out of proportion, the text messages I was sending to his girlfriend.”

“I don’t want people thinking I was raised wrong and thinking I was creeping out a girl,” he continued. “The part where he says I’m making her feel uncomfortable … I was pretty bummed, but I’m here to do a job and I did it and I’m happy with the weekend.” 

“I don’t look at myself in the mirror and say I’m a threat to guys’ girlfriends,” he said, adding that he still has Zoe’s number, and that he’s giving Clayton “the benefit of the doubt” over the incident. 

“It sounds like he just might have blacked out and said something he didn’t mean,” he said.

Clayton has yet to respond.

via News Limited
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