Sonia Kruger shares the real reason behind her woeful Gold Logies speech after backtracking from her awkward dig at Hamish Blake: ‘A slow motion car crash’

Sonia Kruger shares the real reason behind her woeful Gold Logies speech after backtracking from her awkward dig at Hamish Blake: ‘A slow motion car crash’

Sonia Kruger has blamed exhaustion for her much-maligned Gold Logie speech last month. 

The Dancing With The Stars host, 57, was left red-faced following her disastrous acceptance speech, in which she took a dig at her competitor Hamish Blake while forgetting the names of her family members. 

Writing in Stellar magazine this week, Sonia said that she’d actually forgotten to take her prepared speech to the podium following a long day hosting the red carpet and attending the ceremony. 

‘Once I got there I realised I had a speech prepared… in my bag. But I was now standing in front of a microphone,’ the Big Brother Australia host wrote.   

‘No worries, I told myself, just wing it. So, ignoring the age-old rule that preparation is key [I started talking].’

Sonia Kruger, 57, (pictured) has shared the real reason behind her woeful Gold Logies speech after backtracking from her awkward dig at Hamish Blake

Sonia said her jokes went down like a ‘lead balloon’ with the ‘equally exhausted’ audience.

‘In that moment, I wanted a trapdoor to open up and drop me straight through it to a Chinese restaurant and a plate of san choy bow – which is my other happy place.’

Sonia likened her speech to a ‘slow motion car crash’ which she has been reliving in her own head since the ceremony.

Writing in Stellar magazine this week, Sonia said that she'd actually forgotten to take her prepared speech to the podium following a long day hosting the red carpet and attending the ceremony

Writing in Stellar magazine this week, Sonia said that she’d actually forgotten to take her prepared speech to the podium following a long day hosting the red carpet and attending the ceremony

Sonia wrote that 's now time to stop 'rewriting' the acceptance speech in her head and move on from the moment. Pictured

Sonia wrote that ‘s now time to stop ‘rewriting’ the acceptance speech in her head and move on from the moment. Pictured

‘To put it simply, I had dropped the ball,’ she said, admitting that she’d let down her family and fans. 

She continued by talking about the toll the speech had taken on her.  

‘I’ve rewritten that acceptance speech in my head over and over again ever since, and it’s time to stop,’ she said. 

Sonia took a dig at Hamish Blake during her speech when she claimed their shared agent said, ‘I think people are a little over Hamish.’

'In that moment, I wanted a trapdoor to open up and drop me straight through it to a Chinese restaurant and a plate of san choy bow ¿ which is my other happy place,' she wrote

‘In that moment, I wanted a trapdoor to open up and drop me straight through it to a Chinese restaurant and a plate of san choy bow – which is my other happy place,’ she wrote

'Once I got there I realised I had a speech prepared¿ in my bag. But I was now standing in front of a microphone,' the Big Brother Australia host wrote

‘Once I got there I realised I had a speech prepared… in my bag. But I was now standing in front of a microphone,’ the Big Brother Australia host wrote 

She later apologised to the Legomasters host.  

As she began her dedications, Sonia was lost for words and could not recall the names of her closest friends and family members.

‘I want to thank God, a.k.a. James Warburton [CEO of the Seven Network], who’s a genius. My family… their names escape me. They know who they are,’ she rambled.

‘No, I am joking! My mum, Deb, happy birthday for tomorrow. My brother, of course, Craig and my daughter Maggie and if my dad was here he would just be so proud and this is really for him,’ she added. 

While giving her improvised acceptance speech, Sonia took what was widely considered to be a cheeky dig at Hamish Blake (pictured). She later apologised for it

While giving her improvised acceptance speech, Sonia took what was widely considered to be a cheeky dig at Hamish Blake (pictured). She later apologised for it

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