Mick Molloy last night returned to Nine’s Olympics coverage after a lightning fast trip to the Adelaide Fringe Festival.
Appearing alongside Leila McKinnon, he finally got a chance to respond to the controversy which had followed him since Eddie McGuire’s cracks on Johnny Weir landed them both in headlines.
“By the way, can I just say… can I address this quickly these allegations of homophobia, that have dogged me in the press for the last 3 days?” said Molloy.
“It’s quite distressing, because those people who know me know there’s not a homophobic bone in my body, it’s just not the way I roll and I never want anything to do with that kind of stuff.
“If you don’t believe me ask my boyfriend. He’s mortified by the whole thing.”
Molloy was up front and sincere with his statement.
Last week it was actually Molloy, on air, who seemed to recognise there was a line about how far to take the joke.
EDDIE: They don’t leave anything in the closet either do they? [Laughs].
MICK: They [laughs], well they — careful you’ll get yourself into trouble there…