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Dave ‘Hughesy’ Hughes reveals his diva moment on The Project that brought filming to a standstill

Dave ‘Hughesy’ Hughes reveals his shock diva moment on The Project that brought filming to a halt

Dave ‘Hughesy’ Hughes has revealed he once refused to go on The Project because the show didn’t have a live audience.

The 51-year-old made the surprising admission during his 2Day FM’s Hughsey, Ed and Erin breakfast show on Friday.

The incident took place during the first season of The Project back in 2009, when Hughes was an original and regular panellist.

Dave 'Hughesy' Hughes has revealed he once refused to take part in The Project because the show didn't have a live audience

Dave ‘Hughesy’ Hughes has revealed he once refused to take part in The Project because the show didn’t have a live audience

Hughes told listeners that he had raised the issue of a live audience in pre-show meetings, and the producers agreed to have one.

But Hughes was devastated when he turned up at the studio to find there was no audience at all, so he refused to go ahead with the recording.

“They lied,” he explained.

‘I refused to go on until they came [an audience.] He said the producers ended up getting people off the street.

Hughes told listeners that he had raised the issue of a live audience in pre-show meetings, and the producers agreed to have a

Hughes told listeners that he had raised the issue of a live audience in pre-show meetings, and the producers agreed to have a

‘They’ve had a live audience ever since.’

Hughes’ breakfast show co-host Erin Molan said she was surprised The Project ever had a live audience.

Hughes had interrupted Molan’s tribute to outgoing A Current Affair anchor Tracy Grimshaw to share her ‘diva’ moment.

Molan sounded unimpressed with Hughes and apologized to Grimshaw on-air.

‘Sorry Trace, this [segment] has been hijacked,” she said.

The 51-year-old made the surprising admission during his 2Day FM's Hughsey, Ed and Erin breakfast show on Friday.

The 51-year-old made the surprising admission during his 2Day FM’s Hughsey, Ed and Erin breakfast show on Friday.