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Sherlock’s ‘Jacketgate’ Meltdown Mocked at Logies

Kat Stewart and Peter Helliar donned matching fuchsia outfits at the 2017 Logie Awards to mock Amber Sherlock’s ‘jacketgate’ meltdown from January this year.

The incident involved Amber Sherlock’s off-air chastisement of her fellow anchor, Julie Snook, for wearing a similar white shirt to Sherlock. Sherlock insisted her colleague wear a jacket on air. The footage was leaked to Mumbrella.

Is it awkward to wear matching colours on air? Amber Sherlock thinks so. Source: Daily Mail

Prior to presenting the 2017 Logie for Most Outstanding Comedy to Please Like Me, Stewart and Helliar performed a comical skit in response to the viral video. They cleverly mimicked the off-air exchange between the two channel nine news readers.

“I asked you specifically not to wear fuchsia”, wailed a frustrated Peter Helliar on the Logie stage. He and Stewart eventually compromised, with the Offspring star re-entering the stage wearing a striped poncho over her gown.

Sherlock was seen smiling in the Logies audience as the hilarious skit unfolded, obviously now able to laugh about the incident. Helliar seems to agree; he later posted this selfie of the two, describing the news anchor as “such a great sport” on his twitter account.

Peter Helliar and Amber Sherlock at the 2017 TV Week Logies. Source: Twitter

Ironically, Sherlock wore a white Jason Grech ballgown for the red carpet event. She revealed to Fairfax Media that she hoped the gown would show her sense of humour regarding the incident. Sherlock suffered a severe social media backlash following the leaked footage, not unlike Emma Watson‘s recent social media battle.

Amber Sherlock donned a white gown on the Logies red carpet following "jacketgate" scandal. Source: Instagram
Amber Sherlock donned a white gown on the Logies red carpet, following the ‘jacketgate’ incident. Source: Instagram

When questioned by the media, Sherlock stated the white dress was “not quite” a response to the issue.