'You're calling me a liar, you're calling me a fake!' - Watch George Hook lose it with Colette Fitzpatrick on Late Review
Published 05/08/2015 | 09:08
Former rugby pundit George Hook took umbrage with TV3's Colette Fitzpatrick's line of questioning on Late Review on Tuesday Night.
The 74-year-old broadcaster and erotic fiction writer was displeased with Colette (36) when she suggested he enjoys courting controversy with his opinions.
The fracas breaks out at around the 6.05 mark in the video below and really starts to heat up at 11.10.
"There's a difference now between speaking your mind and being controversial and saying things for the sake of winding people up, and you like it," said Colette.
George responded by saying it was an "outrageous accusation" and added, "All you are doing is feeding in to the kind of stereotype for which I have to battle every single day. And that stereotype is that this guy says that, not because he believes it, he says that in order to create controversy.
"You're calling me a fake!"
Colette denied calling him a fake but he continued to rant, "Of course you're calling me a fake! You're saying this guy doesn't believe a word he says, he just says it to stir controversy, and if you think you can call me a fake and a liar I'll do what the president of SIPTU did on Vincent Browne which is to whip off the microphone and walk out of this studio.
"That's outrageous and don't tell me about implied consent and then just because you're a woman feel you can call me fake."
Video provided by ‘The Late Review', which airs Monday to Thursday at 11pm on TV3.