Lisa Wilkinson’s cheeky comment leaves Bee Gees star red-faced
Lisa Wilkinson left her celebrity interview, Bee Gees legend Barry Gibb, red-faced during an interview on The Sunday Project.
The veteran journalist decided to thank the celebrity musician for their most memorable trait - their tight pants.
“I have to tell you, Barry, I was a teenager in the '70s when [the Staying Alive music video] came out,” Lisa said.
“Oh those white pants. I want to say, belatedly, thank you.”
Barry Gibb sat awkwardly laughing before Lisa went on to ask him: “Did you have to be convinced to wear those?”
The How Deep Is Your Love singer responded: “I remember how difficult they were to get on and how difficult to get off.”
.@BeeGees legend Barry Gibb chats with @Lisa_Wilkinson about the secret to 50 years of marriage, life growing up on the Aussie beaches, and story behind *those* white pants. pic.twitter.com/9TXPPbRCEX
— The Project (@theprojecttv) January 10, 2021
“Did that give the falsettos extra oomph? Took you up half an octave surely,” Lisa went on to cheekily ask.
Barry jokingly replied: “Are you suggesting that the tight pants were responsible for the falsetto? I take issue with that. I thought your voice got deeper.”
Barry also gushed over his wife of 50 years, Linda Gray, saying they are “very happy and the tight pants don’t fit anymore”
Lisa asked: “Has she ever asked you to put them back on again?”
Gibb responded: “I have tried and failed. Those days are over love.”
Barry Gibb joined The Sunday Project just released his new country album, Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1.
It will feature appearances from Keith Urban, Dolly Parton and Sheryl Crow.
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