TV Host Blasts Comm Games Closing Ceremony Live On Air

Apr 16, 2018


Channel Seven host Johanna Griggs left no doubts about her opinion of the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony on Sunday night.

After co-host Basil Zempilas acknowledged the ceremony had not “lived up to expectations,” Johanna let fly.

“I’m sorry, you’re being way too polite,” Griggs told Zempilas. “People are thinking that Channel Seven has chosen not to show pictures of athletes or not to show the flag bearer, Kurt Fearnley ... 

“We can only show the pictures that are provided by the actual host broadcasters. They made the decision not to have athletes enter the stadium. I’m furious. Actually wrecking a tradition that is so important...

“You want to see the athletes come in. You want to see them jumping in front of camera. You want to see them celebrating 11 days of great sport. We missed out on all of that.”