Kyle and Jackie O’s intern, Pete Deppelerhas (known as 'Intern Pete') has been forced to apologise on-air after admitting that he made up a story about Neighbours' Stefan Dennis.
The radio personality alleged that he had witnessed the Neighbours star fall into a gutter after a Logies afterparty and had a quick "power spew".
Channel 10 immediately denied the claims, calling them “completely false”.
Deppelerhas has now confirmed that he fabricated the story.
“I think it was 3.38am when I was walking out … it sounds a lot worse, what I said. You know how I said he was in the gutter? It was more like he tripped a little bit, he hit someone else’s shoe," he admitted live on the Kyle and Jackie O show.
“I didn’t see the spew, I saw him cough."
Confidential reached out to the representatives of the ARN-owned radio station to see what consequences Pete would face for fabricating the story live on-air, but they refused to provide a comment.
“ARN are unable to comment on internal matters relating to staff,” the spokeswoman said.
She also explained that the incident will be raised on the show through a prank.
“After being contacted by Channel Ten, Kyle and Jackie O discovered that Intern Pete had embellished the story. And they were outraged,” a spokeswoman said.
“While they are still thinking up ways to punish Intern Pete, Kyle and Jackie O spoke with Stefan live from the set of Neighbours and had a very sheepish Intern Pete apologise on air.”