Samuel Johnson wins Gold Logie for Molly – then Meldrum ambushes speech

Countdown host takes over microphone and stumbles through a rambling and expletive-laden story

The actor Samuel Johnson won the TV Week Gold Logie on Sunday night for his portrayal of the Countdown host, Molly Meldrum, in the eponymous television miniseries.

But his moment of triumph was overshadowed by a rambling, expletive-laden speech from Meldrum, who ambushed his acceptance speech.

Related: Logies 2017: stars of Australian TV on the red carpet – in pictures

And the Best Actor Award goes to... Samuel Johnson for his incredible portrayal of Molly Meldrum #TVWEEKLogies pic.twitter.com/7QSJA0Qzsh

I think @CaseyDonovan won the Logies. Extraordinary performance. Hope it translated to TV. #logies2017

Related: Molly Meldrum miniseries review – a surprisingly affecting tribute to man behind the hat

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