Amber's jacketgate the butt of Hughesy's first Logies joke

 

He's yet to go up on the stage to open the Logie Awards this weekend, but Dave Hughes has already started dropping some jokes, and Channel Nine's embarassing white jacketgate story is the first target.

During an interview on The Today Show on Friday morning, the comedian took aim at television presenter Amber Sherlock, who became a viral sensation in January after demanding colleague Julie Snook put on a white jacket.

When asked by Lisa Wilkinson and Karl Stefanovic about his Logies night attire, Hughesy joked: "Amber Sherlock might want me to wear a white jacket".

He's yet to go up on the stage to open the Logie Awards this weekend, but Dave Hughes has already started dropping some jokes, and Channel Nine's embarassing white jacketgate story is the first target.

On January 11, Nine News reporter Julie found herself on the receiving end of a barrage of anger from Amber after they wore the same colour for a live TV segment.

The outburst, which took place just before they went to air, was caught on camera and leaked by an unknown source.

Amber Sherlock became a viral sensation in January after demanding colleague Julie Snook put on a white jacket to avoid an outfit clash . Source: Nine

The Today Show's Karl Stefanovic and Lisa Wilkinson laugh along with Hughesy. Source: Channel Nine

Despite her protestations that she had been "flat out" and hadn't had time to change, Julie copped a furious serve from Amber, who told her, in footage obtained by media website Mumbrella, to go and find something else to wear.

"I need Julie to put a jacket on, because we're all in white," Amber says at the start of the footage, which shows the two women in different studios. Fellow commentator psychologist Sandy Rae laughs, presumably thinking Amber must be joking.

Sandy, in a third studio, then offered to try and find a jacket for herself as she, too, was wearing white.

But Amber only had eyes for Julie's outfit.

Julie, left, waits for Amber, right. Source: Nine

"You're [al]right," she tells Sandy. "It's fine, Sandy – but there can't be three of us."

Ironically, Julie eventually piped up to say she wasn't actually wearing white.

"I'm wearing blue, for one, Amber," she said.

Back, in black. Source: Nine


But that wasn't good enough. Even when Julie offered to leave the studio and go back to work, she was rejected.

At one point, Amber reached for her phone to try and arrange a jacket to be delivered for Julie to wear.

The footage eventually faded to black, however the audio feed went on with the women continuing to squabble.

Then, Julie returned – adjusting a black blazer over her controversial top.

Finally, the women started the show, no longer all in white.

Much better. Source: Nine

Nine presenter Amber Sherlock. Source: Getty

Amber told Stellar the thought of the incident being the pivotal moment of her working life left her "mortified".

“I have worked very hard in my career for 20 years," she said, "and I will be mortified to think this is what people might remember me for."

But she enjoyed Jimmy Kimmel's treatment of the scuffle.

"It was quite funny the way they clipped it up," Amber said. "That was one of the things I wasn’t offended by — I have a sense of humour."

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