Dave Hughes clashes with Samuel Johnson over ‘bearing a grudge’ with Molly Meldrum.

Dave Hughes clashes with Samuel Johnson over ‘bearing a grudge’ with Molly Meldrum.

Dave Hughes has called Molly Meldrum’s former protégé Samuel Johnson after vowing never to speak to the TV legend following his attention-grabbing scandal last week.

Meldrum bared his bare buttocks live on stage at Elton John’s farewell concert in Melbourne last Friday and later blamed a faulty belt buckle for the incident.

Johnson said on Tuesday the somber incident was the last straw after years of keeping his mouth shut, adding he was “tired” of the music critic’s increasingly erratic behavior.

Dave Hughes (pictured) has called out Molly Meldrum’s former protégé Samuel Johnson after vowing never to speak to the TV legend again following his sensational performance this week

He was referring to the 2017 Logie Awards when Meldrum stole the spotlight from Johnson as he took the stage and accepted the Gold Logie for his performance in the Channel Seven miniseries Molly, based on Meldrum’s life.

He wanted to take the opportunity to promote his charity, Love Your Sister, and to thank his sister Connie, who was battling cancer at the time and died months later.

But Johnson said Meldrum ruined his “million-dollar moment” after he took the mic from the actor and “sang in a very drunken way for eight whole minutes.”

Hughes scolded Johnson while interviewing him on his 2Day FM breakfast show, Hughesy Ed & Erin, for harboring a grudge against someone for so many years

Hughes scolded Johnson while interviewing him on his 2Day FM breakfast show, Hughesy Ed & Erin, for harboring a grudge against someone for so many years

Speaking on Thursday’s 2Day FM Breakfast Show Hughesy Ed & Erin, Hughes berated Johnson for harboring a grudge against someone for so many years.

‘You said on Channel Seven the other day that you would never speak to Molly again. i hate grudges I think that’s bad for you,” the comedian said.

Johnson agreed, adding, “And you shouldn’t have an enforced absence from yourself because that’s bad for you and it’s bad for the other person.”

“But when I specifically asked you not to do something… It’s a once-in-a-lifetime moment, it’s a moment I’ll never get back… He then broke my trust by showing up in that moment.” Then I’m sorry, I won’t be doing the Molly sequel. I don’t think I should do that,’ he added.

Johnson's relationship with Meldrum changed at the 2017 Logie Awards when the music critic stole Johnson's spotlight as he took the stage and accepted the Golden Logie for his performance in the Channel Seven miniseries Molly, based on Meldrum's life

Johnson’s relationship with Meldrum changed at the 2017 Logie Awards when the music critic stole Johnson’s spotlight as he took the stage and accepted the Golden Logie for his performance in the Channel Seven miniseries Molly, based on Meldrum’s life

Hughes stuck to his advice, saying there was no point in holding on to the situation.

‘No no no. I didn’t catch it until I saw the Elton video,” Johnson argued.

“I’d like you and Molly to go into a room,” added Hughes, suggesting that the two of them settle their feud.

Johnson eventually said Hughes’ point was “valid,” saying people “shouldn’t hold grudges” and “should just call someone and ask if they’re okay.”

“He has a very good point,” Johnson added. ‘And I don’t want to call him.’

Hughes then suggested that instead of contacting the former Countdown host, the radio show could arrange for the two to meet in person.

“If we could get the two of you together, would you accept a conversation with Molly Meldrum?” Hughes asked.

Johnson said he never forgave Meldrum for staging him at the 2017 Logie Awards (pictured), where he was hoping to use his time on stage to promote his charity Love Your Sister.  Instead, a rambling and incoherent meldrum spun on itself

Johnson said he never forgave Meldrum for staging him at the 2017 Logie Awards (pictured), where he was hoping to use his time on stage to promote his charity Love Your Sister. Instead, a rambling and incoherent meldrum spun on itself

“Yes, of course,” said Johnson. “You’ve made me feel petty now. I feel really, really pathetic.’

“No, you don’t have to feel pathetic. But you have to live in the moment,” the comedian replied.

Johnson and Hughes – the hosts of Logies 2017 – then got into a heated argument over Hughes’ failure to intervene when Meldrum took the stage that night.

The ‘The Secret Life of Ours’ star slammed Hughes for not dragging the music critic off the stage, but Hughesy admitted he wanted to lead him away.

“I’ve been waiting for you to do something because you’re the fun guy,” Johnson said.

Meldrum bared his bare buttocks live on stage at Elton John's farewell concert in Melbourne last Friday and later blamed a faulty belt buckle for the incident

Meldrum bared his bare buttocks live on stage at Elton John’s farewell concert in Melbourne last Friday and later blamed a faulty belt buckle for the incident

The legendary Australian music critic watched his old friend Sir Elton in the crowd at AAMI Park for his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour before being taken on stage

The legendary Australian music critic watched his old friend Sir Elton in the crowd at AAMI Park for his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour before being taken on stage

“I’ve been waiting the whole time for Hughesy to actually interrupt him with something funny,” he said.

Hughesy replied: “I was super stressed out and I was like, ‘How the hell am I handling this situation?’

He added Eddie Maguire and “the boss of Channel Nine” signaled him to keep Meldrum on stage and so “he didn’t bother”.

Meldrum has apologized for the somber incident at the Elton John concert in Melbourne last week, noting that he had a belt malfunction.

Speaking to The Morning Show on Tuesday, Johnson expressed his concerns for the music legend.

“Maybe it’s time to hang up your hat, mate,” he said. ‘I hope he’s fine.’

It comes after Meldrum apologized for the somber incident at the Elton John concert in Melbourne last week and revealed he had a belt malfunction

It comes after Meldrum apologized for the somber incident at the Elton John concert in Melbourne last week and revealed he had a belt malfunction

Johnson went on to hint that Meldrum has a problem with alcohol, claiming he has “two shots of vodka in his coffee in the mornings.”

‘If I’m going to make anything of him, I have to see him at noon. Stop, Molly!’ he exclaimed.

Co-host Kylie Gillies then suggested that Johnson might be able to call Meldrum and have a chat about his behavior, but Johnson said he hasn’t spoken to him since the Logies debacle six years ago.

‘I’ll never speak to him again. It cost my charity a million dollars that night,” he said.

“Can someone take care of him? can someone take care of him Can anybody? I’m really worried about him. I’m not mad at him. I’m just really worried,” he added.