Political storm erupts over Anthony Albanese DJing at Kyle Sandilands’ wedding: ‘Spinning decks at a million dollar wedding when people can’t afford their rent’
- Kyle Sandilands will wed Tegan Kynaston on Saturday
- Opposition criticises PM for DJing at Sandilands wedding
- Daily Mail Australia revealed guest list earlier this week
- Mr Albanese confirmed his attendance on Friday
The Federal Opposition has slammed Prime Minister Anthony Albanese for his plan to DJ at Kyle Sandilands’ wedding this weekend.
During a press conference on Friday, Mr Albanese confirmed that he will attend Sandilands’ nuptials to Tegan Kynaston on Saturday, alongside the likes of Today Show host Karl Stefanovic and wife Jasmin, Kings Cross nightclub identity John Ibrahim, singer Guy Sebastian and NSW Premier Chris Minns.
Mr Albanese noted that he wasn’t in charge of the invite list and went on to describe Sandilands as an Australian success story.
‘A bloke who at one stage was homeless living on the streets of Sydney and has grown into someone who is a significant public figure is part of what is an Australian success story,’ he said.
Mr Albanese has publicly committed to DJing at the reception – declaring on Sandilands’ radio show last year ‘that’s on! … I keep my promises.’
Deputy Opposition leader Sussan Ley criticised Mr Albanese’s priorities in a statement, saying: ‘There is nothing wrong with going to a friend’s wedding, but it is curious the Prime Minister thinks he can take a day off just days before his first real Budget.
‘Australians will rightly ask whether the Prime Minister should be spinning decks at a million dollar wedding when people can’t afford their rent.’
Anthony Albanese has pledged to DJ at Kyle Sandilands’ wedding reception on Saturday – drawing criticism from deputy opposition leader Sussan Ley (above, an earlier performance)
Some of the most influential Australians in media and politics are set to attend Kyle Sandilands’ wedding to Tegan Kynaston on Saturday – including the prime minister
She continued: ‘It can’t be right that the PM is kicking back tomorrow while aged care residents are being kicked out of their homes because of his government’s failures’.
Daily Mail Australia has sought a response from Mr Albanese’s office over Ms Ley’s criticisms.
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The PM’s attendance is a sign of the influence of the Kyle and Jackie O show – for a long-time the top-rated FM breakfast program in Sydney, and often overall on both FM and AM spectrums.
The political storm erupted after Daily Mail Australia exclusively revealed details of the guest list earlier this week.
Mr Albanese will join other prominent Australians at the ceremony, including colourful former paparazzo-turned-Geelong mayor Darryn Lyons; boxer Jeff Fenech and his wife Suzee; NRL player-turned-TV host Beau Ryan and wife Kara; and Sandilands’ long-time radio co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson, who is bringing her 12-year-old daughter Kitty along.
Musical will include Guy Sebastian – who has been friends with Sandilands for almost two decades – as well as Samantha Jade and Conrad Sewell.
The total cost of the ceremony is rumoured to be about $1million, and the couple has locked in the stunning heritage-listed home Swifts for the occasion.
The exclusive guest list, shared with Daily Mail Australia on Thursday, includes the likes of Today host Karl Stefanovic and his wife Jasmine
Kings Cross nightclub identity John Ibrahim and his model girlfriend Sarah Budge will attend
The musical guests will include Guy Sebastian (pictured with wife Jules, who is also attending)
NSW Labor Premier Chris Minns will also be in attendance with his wife Anna
Kyle and Tegan’s wedding guest list
- Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and partner Jodie Haydon
- NSW Premier Chris Minns and wife Anna
- Karl and Jasmine Stefanovic
- Guy and Jules Sebastian
- John Ibrahim and Sarah Budge
- Jackie ‘O’ Henderson and daughter Kitty
- Jeff Fenech and wife Suzee
- Darryn Lyons
- Beau and Kara Ryan
- Conrad Sewell and fiancée Jasmine Hingston
- Samantha Jade and husband Pat Handlin
The late-Victorian Gothic Revival mansion, in Darling Point, has hosted a number of prestigious events for Sydney’s elite over the years.
Socialite Nadia Fairfax married financier Michael Wayne there in 2021.
Owned by Shane and Penelope Moran of the Moran Health Care Group family, the $60million home was built between 1876 and 1883 and boasts 56 rooms, stunning grounds and harbourside views.
The home was originally built by beer baron Sir Robert Lucas Lucas-Tooth in 1882 and was owned by the Roman Catholic Church, who ‘whitewashed’ the façade of the building.
Speaking on The Kyle and Jackie O Show earlier this week, Sandilands revealed the exorbitant amount of money he had spent on his impending nuptials.
He has splashed out an estimated $1million on the wedding, which is his second after marrying Tamara Jaber in 2010 (they divorced two years later).
During Monday’s broadcast, Sandilands and his co-host Henderson challenged listeners to guess the cost of specific elements of the wedding in a game called ‘Higher or Lower’.
‘You know where I made the mistake? When I first met the wedding planner and the wedding stylist… they were like, “Okay, what budget are we dealing with?” and I said, “There is no budget,”‘ Sandilands said at the start of the segment.
Among the most expensive features was the floral arrangements, which cost a whopping $150,000.
Henderson, who spent just $80,000 on her wedding to ex-husband Lee in the early 2000s, was stunned by the price tag, asking Sandilands: ‘150 grand for something that’s just going to die a few days later?’
‘Well everyone’s allowed to take flowers home and stuff,’ Sandilands shrugged.
Kynaston’s wedding dress cost slightly less than $50,000, while the suits for the bridal party and page boys cost more than $15,000.
Sandilands’ long-time radio co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson is bringing her 12-year-old daughter Kitty along
The total cost of the ceremony is rumoured to be about $1million, and the couple have locked in the stunning heritage-listed home Swifts for the occasion
Singer Samantha Jade will attend with her husband Pat Handlin, and will also perform
Speaking on The Kyle and Jackie O Show earlier this week, Sandilands revealed the exorbitant amount of money he had spent on his impending nuptials
Kyle and Tegan’s wedding cost breakdown
- Floral arrangements: $150,000
- Wedding dress: $50,000
- Entertainment: More than $100,000
- Styling: $250,000
- Catering (staff/alcohol not included): $75,000
- Suits: More than $15,000
- Invitations: $10,000
- Security: Less than $120,000
- Videographer/photographer: $80,000
- Wedding cake: $8,000
- Organ player: $3,000
- Wedding rings: A wedding gift from House of K’dor
The entertainment, which includes renting multiple stages, audio equipment and sound trucks, cost higher than $100,000.
Sandilands also hired several instrumentalists, saying: ‘There’s saxophone guys, there’s string quartets. It’s a big thing.’
Sandilands clarified he had actually saved money on the artist fees, as his pop star friends Guy Sebastian, Conrad Sewell and Samantha Jade had agreed to perform for free.
The wedding stylist’s fee was lower than $250,000, while the food – including an oyster bar and caviar – cost less than $75,000.
Sandilands revealed he’d spent less than $120,000 on security detail, including 15 private guards and members of the NSW and Federal Police force.
The videographer and photographer’s combined cost was lower than $80,000, while the wedding invitations cost less than $15,000.
Sandilands also said his wedding cake, which he described as a ‘five-tier monster’, cost more than $8,000.
A live organ player also set the couple back $3,000.
However, there was one detail that Sandilands was given as a special gift: the couple’s wedding bands.
Sandilands confirmed celebrity jeweller House of K’dor had gifted the rings as a wedding gift to say thank-you for being a long-time customer.
Sandilands proposed to Kynaston in January last year while on holiday in Port Douglas. The pair welcomed a son, Otto, in August.
Kynaston is director of communications for Sandilands’ company King Kyle Pty Ltd.
Sandilands proposed to Kynaston in January last year while on holiday in Port Douglas. The pair welcomed a son, Otto, in August
The couple went public with their romance on New Year’s Eve in 2019, when Kynaston shared a picture of herself kissing Kyle in front of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Two months earlier, she had denied rumours she was dating the KIIS FM presenter.
Sandilands began dating Kynaston following his split from his long-term girlfriend Imogen Anthony.
Sandilands began dating Kynaston following his split from his long-term girlfriend Imogen Anthony (pictured together in Sydney on November 26, 2014)
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