Dave Hughes’ daughters Sadie, 10, and Tess, 8, accuse the radio host of being ‘sexist’ on International Women’s Day and say he forces them to cook, clean and fold laundry because “they are better than him”.
Dave ‘Hughesy’ Hughes’ daughters Sadie, 10, and Tess, eight, have taken to the airwaves to speak out against their father’s ‘sexist’ behavior on International Women’s Day.
The two girls joined his show Hughesy, Ed & Erin on 2Day FM on Tuesday to declare “Dad is always sexist!”
Tess revealed that her father made the girls ‘cook, clean and fold laundry’ at home because they were ‘better at it’ than he was.
Having fun: Dave ‘Hughesy’ Hughes’ daughters, Sadie, 10, and Tess, 8, took to the airwaves to speak out against their father’s ‘sexist’ behavior on International Women’s Day. Everything in the picture
Tess also provided another example of her father’s sexism, much to the amusement of co-hosts Ed Kavalee and Erin Molan.
‘Sadie wondered why they separated girls and boys in cross country [running]Tess explained.
‘And dad said [it’s] because boys are faster than girls.
Good sport: The kids joined 2Day FM’s Hughesy, Ed & Erin on Tuesday to declare ‘Dad is always sexist!’
“I’m not always sexist!” objected the 51-year-old comedian. ‘That’s not true!’
“I’m just saying that on average the boys run faster, it’s not worth going there,” he added.
Hughes shares three children with his wife of 16 years, Holly Hughes.
The amusing exchange comes after insiders revealed that Hit Network had hatched a plan to reinvigorate 2Day FM after years of poor ratings.
The news follows the shock departure of program director Gemma Fordham in December as part of a management restructuring.
And sources say SCA is set to shake up its on-air product by poaching The Edge breakfast hosts Mike ‘E’ Etheridge and Emma Chow from its ARN rivals.
Long-term loves: Hughes shares three children with his wife of 16 years, Holly Hughes
The Western Sydney duo, who worked at The Edge for 11 years before leaving this month, are due to host the Hit Network’s national nightly show in 2022.
SCA reportedly spent “a lot of money” to get Etheridge and Chow, and it’s possible there’s a long-term plan for them to take over 2Day FM’s breakfast slot in Sydney in 2023.
The station’s current breakfast show, The Morning Crew with Hughesy, Ed and Erin, has struggled in the ratings since its inception in 2020.