‘She’s retiring on $200,000 of taxpayers’ money’: Awkward moment Pauline Hanson shuts down Georgie Gardner as she tries to spruik Julie Bishop’s TV career aspirations
- Pauline Hanson wouldn’t be interested in a new talk show hosted by Julie Bishop
- Says she didn’t tune in when former foreign minister used to be in parliament
- She questioned Ms Bishop’s ambitions when she gets $200,000 from taxpayers
- Ms Bishop has since shut down claims that she will be hosting her own talk show
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson shut down Today host Georgie Gardner on Tuesday morning, saying she was ‘not interested’ watching Julie Bishop on her own talk show.
Sources have claimed Ms Bishop has been eyeing a post-political career as a television talk host show which could see her interviewing A-list guests New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Michelle Obama, singer Sia and Princess Mary.
The former federal deputy Liberal leader and foreign minister has since described the reports about her as a ‘çomplete beat-up’ after she joined the Palladium board.
While author Nikki Gemmell was all for the idea of Ms Bishop becoming Australia’s answer to Oprah, Senator Hanson wasn’t a fan.
When asked if she would watch a new talk show host by Julie Bishop, Senator Pauline Hanson (pictured) responded with a defiant no. ‘No, sorry, I’m not interested,’ she told the Today Show
Asked by Ms Gardner if she would tune in to a Julie Bishop talk show, Senator Hanson said it wouldn’t ‘interest her whatsoever’
‘I wasn’t tuned in when she was in parliament so I am really not going to tune into,’ Senator Hanson told Channel Nine’s Today Show on Tuesday morning.
‘She is trying to sell herself. Do I really want to watch her? No, I don’t. Leave it up to the other people. No, sorry, I’m not interested.’
She also questioned why Ms Bishop was so ambitious about her career after politics.
Former foreign minister Julie Bishop has since shut down reports she’s eyeing off a career as a talk show host, describing the claims as a ‘çomplete beat up’
‘Why? She is retiring on over $200,000 a year from the taxpayers so she really does haven’t to find another job,’ Senator Hanson said.
‘Good luck to her if she wants to. She hasn’t been offered this. She is putting it out there that she wants to do this. I would love to do a lot of things myself, whether I am going to be be taken up or not, but my time is in politics.’
Senator Hanson burst into laughter when Today Show host Georgie Gardner asked whether she would ever consider hosting her own television show.
‘No, I don’t think anyone would tune in to watch me,’ Ms Hanson replied.
‘Listen, let me do my talk on the floor of parliament, raising the issues that concerns the Australian people. I am quite happy there, thank you very much.’
Ms Hanson was asked about Julie Bishop when she appeared on Channel Nine’s Today Show with host Georgie Gardener (left) and author Nikki Gemmell on Tuesday morning
Ms Bishop revealed on Monday she will begin her post-politics career in the private sector after she was appointed to the board the giant global impact investing and consultancy group Palladium.
‘I’ve long believed the private sector is the key to lifting living standards and economic development,’ she told The Australian Financial Review.
‘It’s a long-standing personal interest of mine and working with a private company like Palladium will help me continue to work for opportunities in the Pacific and Papua New Guinea.’
She also shut down reports of becoming a talk show host, claiming she’s ‘very busy’ with other commitments.
Ms Bishop admitted she was approached by production company Screentime earlier this year but claims she’s hasn’t heard from them since.
Julie Bishop, pictured with former US First Lady Hilary Clinton (right) admitted she was approached by a television production company earlier this year but hasn’t heard anything since