Kyle Sandilands celebrates the big 5-0

Former Editor & Content Director

KIIS 106.5 in Sydney has celebrated the 50th birthday of its Breakfast radio star Kyle Sandilands.

The station spent yesterday celebrating the milestone, complete with fire, cheerleaders, a heartfelt speech from co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson and a roast from comedian Jim Jeffries.

Henderson noted that in the early days of their 21-year working relationship, the duo had a “good relationship, but not a close relationship”, however it only took six months for them to become “the best of friends”.

Henderson said Sandilands is, without doubt, the funniest person she knows whose loyalty knows no bounds.

She also touched on the scandals which have plagued the duo – caused by Sandilands, by his own admission – and said she couldn’t have survived them without his support.

“We managed to survive them, and the only reason I feel like I survived is because of you and how much support you gave me through all of that,” she said. “We were there for each other because no one else really understood what it was like going through that. It was horrific.”

Henderson also explored Sandilands’ passion for radio and his unwavering belief in the show’s potential.

“You have had so much faith in us and the show. You have always been unwavering in your belief that we can do bigger and better things,” she said noting she thought they were destined to be on the Hot 30 forever.

On moving from SCA’s 2DayFM to ARN’s KIIS, she said it was “the right move”, driven by Sandilands.

“For some reason, you are always right,” she lamented.

Sandilands displayed the unwavering belief once more by declaring “We’re by far the best at it” when it comes to Breakfast radio.

On a less heartfelt note, Jeffries’ roast covered everything from Sandilands’ weight to his homeless past, as well as Henderson’s lack of contribution to the show’s success and Sandilands’ penchant for younger women.

Despite the jibes, Henderson concluded: “I am so proud of how far you’ve come … [You are] such a great story and inspiration”.

You can see/ hear more content from the 50th celebrations below.

Jackie’s tribute: 


Kyle arrives at work:

Jim Jeffries roasts Kyle: 

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