A war of words has broken out between Newstalk ZB hosts – and it’s all over Mike Hosking’s vacuum cleaner.
Hosking, a known neat freak, has been hoovering his Newstalk ZB radio station on a daily basis following his stint hosting the morning show.
But he’s been leaving the vacuum cleaner in the studio – to the annoyance of fellow Newstalk hosts Kerre McIvor and Mark Dye.
Hosking was also shocked that other hosts didn’t do their fair share of the vacuuming and claimed he’d been leaving it out specifically to share the hoovering load.
“I’m surrounded by fellow pigs here at Newstalk ZB who couldn’t clean themselves up if their life depended on it,” he said during this morning’s broadcast.
McIvor, who hosts the midday show with Dye, responded by saying: “The breakfast host needs to understand that there are other shifts that come on other than his.”
But Hosking was unrepentant: “I leave the vacuum cleaner out so that other people can use it.”
Footage of Hosking vacuuming his car was notoriously used on the first day of now defunct gossip website Scout.
Listen to the full chat here.