Sunday 25 August 2019

'I'm assuming he's enjoying it because it's helping him sell his panto' - Oliver Callan on Alan Hughes spat

(Left) Alan Hughes and Karl Broderick and (right) Oliver Callan
(Left) Alan Hughes and Karl Broderick and (right) Oliver Callan
Oliver Callan.
Oliver Callan

Elaine McCahill

Comic Oliver Callan has said his row with TV3's Alan Hughes "is a bit of fun" and is helping to sell tickets for Alan's panto.

The Ireland AM host is set to reprise his role as Sammy Sausages in the Cheerios panto, Beauty and the Beast.

Their war of words has seen Callan brand Hughes' on-air proposal to his husband Karl Broderick "vomit-inducing", with Hughes responding that Callan is a "bitter old queen".

Read more: Alan Hughes slams comic Oliver Callan as 'bitter old queen' after taking a pop at his tv proposal 

Callan also said that Hughes "looks like he slept in formaldehyde".

"It's a bit of fun. I'm assuming he's enjoying it as well because it's helping him sell his panto," Callan told the Herald.

"So if I meet him I hope he says thank you.

"You can't do something so publicly and then get annoyed when someone makes comments on it," he added.

Read more: Oliver Callan bites back at Alan Hughes: 'He looks like he slept in formaldehyde'  

Hughes did not wish to comment last night, but recently said that Callan's initial comments were "shameful" as he "hijacked a joyous moment for us and made it cheap".

"I really don't know where he's coming from," he said.

Callan was speaking on the opening night of Lord of the Flies at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre.

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