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Anthony Albanese Cheap Seats:TV presenter Melanie Bracewell drops the F-bomb in front of Anthony Albanese leaving the Prime Minister stunned

Anthony Albanese appeared on The Cheap Seats

Presenter dropped the F-bomb in front of the PM

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Anthony Albanese was left stunned [GUS: NOT REALLY] after a TV presenter dropped the F-bomb in front of him during an interview.

The Prime Minister appeared on the Network 10 current affairs show, The Cheap Seats, on Tuesday night.

He spoke about the Indigenous Voice to Parliament, the G20 Summit in India and his relationship with world leaders with the program's hosts Tim McDonald and Melanie Bracewell.

Because Bracewell is a Kiwi, the hosts jokingly handed the Prime Minster her 'citizenship papers' in a folder for him to approve.

As the interview was about to wrap up, Bracewell accidentally dropped her microphone and swore.

'Sorry, sorry. F***!' she said. 

The show's audience, as well as Mr Albanese, erupted into laughter in response to the gaffe.

'I'm sorry, I'm sorry,' Bracewell continued.

I didn't mean to swear in front of you, that's embarrassing.'

McDonald proceeded to hand back Bracewell's 'citizenship papers' to the Prime Minister.

'Feel free to write 'Denied' on that now,' he joked. 

As Mr Albanese put a line through the papers and gave them back, McDonald told him that he was making a 'good call'. 

The Prime Minister then followed up with a humorous quip.

'If we denied Australian citizenship (to those) who said that word, we'd really struggle. We'd really have a skills crisis,' he said. 

It comes as Mr Albanese hit back at Voice to Parliament critics who say the proposal lacks detail.

The Prime Minister told voters there was 'nothing to fear' about the upcoming referendum, saying that it is 'just about recognition, and then about an advisory body'.

'The detail is there and of course, the Parliament will determine the composition and procedures of the Voice,' he said on the program.

He went on to say that those who question why the referendum has to occur before the set up of the Voice is worked out are not asking a 'genuine question'.

'The Constitution sets out the principles and the beauty of this proposal is that it doesn't interfere with the primacy of the Parliament, it reinforces it - that's the whole point,' he said.

'It will be up to Parliament to determine the functions and procedures, composition of the Voice and that has been the way that our Constitution is written.

'It says we'll have a defence force, it doesn't say how many tanks we'll have, it doesn't say where the bases will be, it doesn't say what the size of our army should be.'

Mr Albanese would not agree that there had been an ugly element to the Voice campaign.

'I think that some of the tone of the debate has been really unfortunate and whether it be the participants or some of the tone that's been set by some elements of the media, it is unfortunate.'

The Voice to Parliament referendum will be held on October 14.



yes from cathy.....

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has agreed to join Mel and Tim on the desk of The Cheap Seats tonight.

Melanie Bracewell said: “I don’t know how we managed to get Albo to come on the show. I didn’t realise my Jacinda Ardern impersonations were that convincing. I just hope he doesn’t check my visa.”

Tim McDonald said: “Great that the PM is coming on The Cheap Seats! I mean he thinks it’s Q+A, but still a win’s a win! We did have another guest lined up, but when Bad Avocado pulled out it was nice of Albo to step in at the last minute.”




Australian sporting icon Cathy Freeman has thrown her weight behind the Voice referendum and will be used by the Yes campaign in promotion leading up to voting day on October 14.

In arguably the most high-profile Indigenous endorsement, Freeman has recorded a minute-long video message imploring Australians to “stand with me” and “show our support for Australians who need it the most”.

“I can’t remember a time when change has felt so urgent. When momentum has been so strong. From small towns to big cities, something is in the air. I know all Australians feel it too,” she said.

“We have the chance to be part of a moment that brings people together, to work hard for something that we can all believe in.

“I’m voting Yes, and I am asking that all Australians do too. So please stand with me and write Yes on October 14.”

Freeman, 50, is best known for her 400-metre gold medal winning a race at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, at which she wore a famous full bodysuit.

Freeman, who is not regularly in the media and rarely backs social causes, has a mother who hails from the Kuku Yalanji people of far north Queensland. Her father was born in Woorabinda and is of the Burri Gubba people of central Queensland.