‘Look at your hand on her bum!’ Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli mocks Richard Wilkins’ handsy holiday snaps with girlfriend Virginia Burmeister
Richard Wilkins was pictured last month getting rather handsy with his girlfriend Virginia Burmeister on holiday in Europe.
And the Channel Nine star, 65, was mocked over the paparazzi photos on Friday, during a hilarious rap battle on Nova 96.9’s Fitzy & Wippa.
Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli started the segment by showing Richard the embarrassing snaps and saying: ‘Now that’s your hand on her bum!’
‘Oh wow, look at your hand on her bum… Look at the pasta going into your mouth!’ he added, continuing to scroll through the photos.
Richard took the ribbing in his stride, replying: ‘I was hungry, nice pasta there. The food’s pretty good… You blokes are no strangers to those climates.’
The radio hosts then asked Richard how much weight he had gained, after scoffing endless plates of pasta while travelling across Italy.
‘Look at your hand on her bum!’ Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli (right) mocked Richard Wilkins’ handsy holiday snaps with girlfriend Virginia Burmeister. Pictured with Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald (left)
Richard responded that he had gained between five and ten kilograms.
‘Stitch up Friday?.. Thanks for inquiring, very thoughtful of you,’ he added.
Richard and Wippa then faced off in a ‘rap battle’, which is a regular Friday segment on the Sydney breakfast radio show.
Stitch up Friday? The Nova radio hosts asked Richard how many kilos he had gained while on his European getaway with his partner Virginia, 52, (pictured), after supporting a much fuller-figure. Richard replied: ‘Thanks for inquiring, very thoughtful of you’
While spitting out rhymes, Richard made fun of Wippa’s famously lavish lifestyle.
‘Wippa’s loan holiday wasn’t one to forget, holidays are pricey when you take your own jet!’ he said.
‘I may have been papped on a boat… but at least unlike Wippa I’m still on TV.’
Rap battle: Richard hit back at the Nova host saying: ‘I may have been papped on a boat and be pap free, but at least unlike Wippa I’m still on TV’
This isn’t the first time Richard has been mocked for his photos with Virginia, which were taken in July while the couple were on the Amalfi Coast.
Earlier this month, Richard’s close friend and former Today co-star Karl Stefanovic revealed that he’d had a good laugh at his friend’s expense.
‘They’re the best photos ever. I’ve got them on a T-shirt. He’s my idol!’ Karl told KIIS 101.1’s Jase & PJ
‘He’s like Rod Stewart… he’s got his gear off, he’s got his wife there, he’s consuming copious amounts of pasta.’
Friends: Earlier this month, Richard (left)’s close friend and former Today show co-star Karl Stefanovic (second from right) revealed that he’d had a good laugh at his friend’s expense
Richard and Virginia went public with their relationship in October 2017, when they attended Lisa Wilkinson and Peter FitzSimons’ vow renewal ceremony together.
Virginia, who previously was a dancer at Le Lido Paris in the 1980s, is the estranged wife of investment banker Mark. She is also a mother to three children.
Meanwhile, Richard has been married three times and has five children to four different mothers: Adam, Rebecca, Nick, Christian and Estella.
Blended family: Richard (left) has five biological children: Adam, 45, Rebecca, 35, Nick, 33, Christian, 23, and Estella, 14. His girlfriend Virginia (right) also has three children from a previous relationship