Shaynna Blaze scolds radio hosts live on-air over Lord Sugar jab

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Shaynna Blaze shut down a popular radio trio during a tense interview on Tuesday.

Things became awkward off the jump when Shaynna called in to Adelaide’s Bec, Cosi & Lehmo for an interview and one of the hosts hadn’t bothered to even learn Celebrity Apprentice boss Lord Alan Sugar’s name.

‘You’re already fired from me, who are we talking to?’ a frustrated Shaynna said.

Drama: A furious Shaynna Blaze scolded Adelaide radio trio Bec, Cosi & Lehmo (pictured) during an awkward interview on Tuesday

Drama: A furious Shaynna Blaze scolded Adelaide radio trio Bec, Cosi & Lehmo (pictured) during an awkward interview on Tuesday

Cosi then purposely mispronounced Shaynna’s name as ‘Shauna’, before playing an audio clip of Lord Sugar saying that Shaynna ‘has a face like a slapped a**e’.

The Block judge, 58, quickly took the radio team to task for playing the ‘derogatory’ clip during a heated back and forth.

‘Can I just jump in there?’ she snapped. ‘By you replaying that all the time, it actually recycles that thing the whole time.’

She continued: ‘I think the thing is, it’s a comment that one, shouldn’t have been said, and you call it out, but I think replaying that again gives him more air.’

Stunned: Radio host Cosi purposely mispronounced Shaynna's name as 'Shauna', before playing an audio clip of Lord Sugar saying that Shaynna 'has a face like a slapped a**e'

Stunned: Radio host Cosi purposely mispronounced Shaynna’s name as ‘Shauna’, before playing an audio clip of Lord Sugar saying that Shaynna ‘has a face like a slapped a**e’

Shaynna then told the hosts to ‘stop replaying that’, which seemed to upset Cosi.

‘You could argue the same thing about shows like The Block where they take one piece of drama and replay it and replay it,’ he fired back.

Shaynna explained that it wasn’t the same thing, as Lord Sugar’s comment specifically attacked her appearance and wasn’t just manufactured reality show drama.

Fiery: 'Can I just jump in there?' Shaynna snapped at the trio. 'By you replaying that all the time, it actually recycles that thing the whole time'

Fiery: ‘Can I just jump in there?’ Shaynna snapped at the trio. ‘By you replaying that all the time, it actually recycles that thing the whole time’

This isn’t the first time that the 58-year-old has hit back at Lord Sugar for his shocking comment about her looks.   

The phrase ‘face like a slapped a**e’ is British slang for when a person has a stern or unhappy expression and doesn’t necessarily suggest they are unattractive, but Shaynna took the remark as a criticism of her physical appearance.

Reacting to the insult on Nova FM’s Fitzy and Wippa on Monday, the Block judge rejected the excuse that it was just UK slang that got lost in translation.

Not having it: Shaynna (pictured) hit back at Lord Alan Sugar after the British businessman said last week she had a 'face like a slapped a**e'

Not having it: Shaynna (pictured) hit back at Lord Alan Sugar after the British businessman said last week she had a ‘face like a slapped a**e’

‘Yeah I think you can give an excuse if that’s a British term, [but] if you’re coming to another country you need to read the room of the country,’ Shaynna said.

‘I’m grateful to come here today to talk about this,’ she added.

‘He’s apologised but we need to talk about this in public about what actually happened. You can’t talk about people and their physical appearance in a derogatory way to get a cheap laugh. We’ve gone past that. The world isn’t like that anymore.’

Harsh words: The phrase 'face like a slapped a**e' is British slang for when a person has a stern or unhappy expression and doesn't necessarily suggest they are unattractive, but Shaynna took the remark as a criticism of her physical appearance. Pictured: Lord Sugar

Harsh words: The phrase ‘face like a slapped a**e’ is British slang for when a person has a stern or unhappy expression and doesn’t necessarily suggest they are unattractive, but Shaynna took the remark as a criticism of her physical appearance. Pictured: Lord Sugar

The interior design expert also criticised radio hosts Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald and Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli for allowing Lord Sugar, 74, to make the remark unchallenged on their show last week.

‘[By] not calling [him] out publicly or straight away, you’re enabling that and meaning they feel they can get away with it,’ she said.

Wippa, who is also starring on Celebrity Apprentice, then apologised to Shaynna.

Laying down the law: Reacting to the insult on Nova FM's Fitzy and Wippa on Monday, the Block judge, 58, rejected the excuse that it was just UK slang that got lost in translation

Laying down the law: Reacting to the insult on Nova FM’s Fitzy and Wippa on Monday, the Block judge, 58, rejected the excuse that it was just UK slang that got lost in translation 

‘It happened on our show and I almost led him [Lord Sugar] into it because I made the comment that Shaynna looked upset in the boardroom, so I felt a responsibility too,’ he said.

Lord Sugar made the ‘slapped a**e’ comment on Fitzy and Wippa last Monday after Wippa and co-host Sarah McGilvray noted how she rarely smiled on Celebrity Apprentice.

‘Oh, bloody hell. She’s got a face like a slapped a**e, doesn’t she most of the time?’ he said. ‘[She’s] Like a rabbit in the headlights.’

Stern: 'You can't talk about people and their physical appearance in a derogatory way to get a cheap laugh. We've gone past that. The world isn't like that anymore,' she said. Shaynna is pictured with co-stars Josh Gibson (left) and Camilla Franks (right)

Stern: ‘You can’t talk about people and their physical appearance in a derogatory way to get a cheap laugh. We’ve gone past that. The world isn’t like that anymore,’ she said. Shaynna is pictured with co-stars Josh Gibson (left) and Camilla Franks (right) 

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