Sonia Kruger reveals she got ‘hammered’ before the Logie Awards and ended up falling over on live TV
TV presenter Sonia Kruger always looks perfectly poised in front of the camera.
Speaking on Triple M’s Moonman in the Morning on Friday, Sonia explained that she was struggling at the ceremony after drinking heavily the night before.
Whoops! Sonia Kruger revealed she fell over on live TV during the Logie Awards as she accepted Dancing With The Stars’ gong for Most Popular Light Entertainment, in 2006 (pictured)
Sonia, who was filling in for regular host Jess Eva, explained that she got ‘hammered’ with several other stars 24 hours before the Logies.
‘Next minute, it’s 6am and you haven’t had any sleep,’ she said.
Sonia explained that she went to the awards ceremony at the Crown Palladium in Melbourne feeling ‘really ill’ and ‘shabby as’.
Despite her sorry state, red carpet photos from the evening show her looking very glamorous indeed wearing an emerald green gown.
Big night! She explained that the award show party really kicks off the night before and that she along with many other stars caught up over drinks and got ‘hammered’. She continued: ‘Next minute, it’s 6am and you haven’t had any sleep’
Stunning: Sonia recalled that she went to the award show feeling ‘really ill’ and ‘shabby as’. But pictures from the evening show her looking happy and very glamorous
After Dancing with the Stars was announced as the winner of its category, Sonia stood up too quickly and ended up stacking it in front of the cameras.
‘I stood up to get the award and I stepped on the front of my dress and it was a strapless dress,’ she said.
‘I thought, “I can’t stand up because I’m going to pull the dress down”. So instead I fell over. I fell over on my way to the stage to collect this award and I was mortified and I got back to the table.’
‘I was mortified’: After DWTS was announced as the winner of the category, Sonia said she stepped on the front of her dress, ‘I thought, I can’t stand up because I’m going to pull the dress down, and so instead I fell over’
Dancing with the Stars judge Todd McKenney, who was sitting next to her, calmed her down and reassured her that nobody saw it.
But that wasn’t the case, as Sonia’s phone soon ‘blew up’ with friends saying they’d just watched her gaffe on the live broadcast.
Triple M host Lawrence Mooney if she was still drunk at the time, but Sonia said she was just hungover.
‘No, not at all. I was stone cold sober. The wine on the table was making me sweat,’ she said.
‘I was stone cold sober’: Host Lawrence Mooney if she was drunk that evening, but The Voice host said: ‘no, not at all… The wine on the table was making me sweat’