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Kimmel roasts Seven’s hosts for Novak ‘a**hole’ sledge

In his opening monologue on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the comedian shared the clip of Maddern and Amor calling the controversial tennis player an expletive multiple times.“Have you been following the legal battle between Novak Djokovic and the Australian Government?” Kimmel asked his audience.“It’s a very big story Down Under, and one that led to this exchange on TV news where these anchors were apparently unaware they were on the air,” Kimmel said before playing the clip in which Maddern and Amor engaged in a candid discussion about Djokovic. Whatever way you look at it, Novak Djokovic is a lying, sneaky a***hole,” Maddern said in the footage. “That’s it, I mean he’s an a***hole. He got a bulls**t f***ing excuse and then fell over his own f***ing lies. It’s just what happens, right, that’s what happened,” Amor said.It seems Kimmel was charmed by the pair’s expletive-laden gaff. “Why isn’t all the news like that? I would watch the news every night,” Kimmel said.Seven is formally investigating the incident, with The Australian reporting that the TV network intends to involve police.Bizarrely, the footage – which went viral on social media – has boosted ratings for the pair. The night after the leak, viewers for Seven’s 6pm bulletin on Wednesday increased by 40,000.Maddern and Amor started co-hosting the news together on January 3, with Maddern returning to the network after a stint with Nine.

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