Tom Gleeson is happily taking credit for Grant Denyer’s Logie win.
“I felt sorry for him,” he told TV Tonight on the Logies red carpet.
“Poor Denyer doesn’t have a show. I’ve got a show. So what can I give him? I know I can cheer him up with a Gold Logie.”
But he also shrugged off any blame for hijacking TV’s top accolade.
“You don’t blame me, you thank me. If Denyer wins the Gold you say ‘Thanks Tom for shining a light on a talent that wasn’t being appreciated enough.'”
Meanwhile Grant Denyer was also steering clear of any collusion in Gleeson’s anti-campaign to help make a show axed due to low ratings the most popular winner.
“This last minute Denyer for Gold campaign has been crazy. I didn’t see that coming, it had nothing to do with me. But he went nuts!” joked Denyer.