Fordham told news.com.au the fight started with a bad joke.
“They were sitting there on the couch with their earpieces in getting ready to do a live cross and you could just tell that the tension was so strong,” he recounted.
“Someone cracked a joke and that joke led to a quick flashpoint argument between the two of them seconds before we were due to go on air.
“What the joke was … they were a little bit sick. I think Jess cracked a joke saying she got her sniffle from Mick and then Dan said, ‘Are you sure it wasn’t Nic?’”
Watch Jess then have to talk about Nic in the interview
“She just turned around and gave him daggers and said, ‘I don’t appreciate that. Why did you say that?’
“Then she started throwing F-bombs at him and he started throwing them back and it went for about 30 seconds and we were a minute away from going live.
“I thought Jess was going to walk, in fact she threatened to walk just before we went live. She said, ‘Listen, if this is going to continue I’m not going to f***ing stay here.’
“I thought, ‘Hang on, we’re about to lose this thing,’ so I butted in, called for calm and asked the two of them just to settle down for a moment and I completely changed the subject and tried to lighten the mood a little bit just to keep them there for 40 seconds until the interview started.”
Fordham told viewers about the fight, and due to the language, they couldn't air it.
“It would have taken 15 minutes to put beeps over the F-bombs because there were too many of them,” Fordham confirmed.
In the show's airred segment, Dan admits that he still has major trust issues with Jess because of her lies.
After watching the finale episode tonight, Dan admits: “It was hard to watch back, it’s re-scratched those feelings I had. It’s an awkward position I’m in.”
Dan then questions Jess on camera about the incident with Nic and asks her why she lied, explaining: “It’s the thing that unsettles me the most.”
“It raises huge trust issues for me and that’s what we’ve been struggling with over the last few months in our relationship,” Dan goes on.
Talking Married’s Shelly Horton asks Jess if she still denies hitting on Nic?
“No, I don’t deny hitting on Nic … I guess in some way, yes I did hit on Nic,” says Jess.
Her admission comes as a surprise to Dan who says she’s never admitted it before: “That’s the first time she’s admitted it to me as well.”
Jess says to Dan under her breath: “Can we not fight on national television.”