Fitzy & Wippa ‘We never dreamed we'd end up here'
Woman's Day Australia|October 18, 2021
The comedy duo reflect on their past decade of ruling the airwaves together...
Wade Sellers

After 10 years and more than 2000 shows together, choosing one standout moment is hard for Nova’s Ryan “Fitzy” Fitzgerald and Michael “Wippa” Wipfli, however, one in particular springs to mind. “We nearly killed Ed Sheeran,” Wippa, 42, tells Woman’s Day. “We did an interview with him in the studio and our sound guy tripped over light and smashed it on the back of his head. We nearly killed him.”

It’s through this candid and downright hilarious delivery of a story that has allowed the Fitzy & Wippa show to reach dizzying heights of success in a business that constantly sees line-up changes at other networks – and it’s something the boys themselves can’t even comprehend.

“It’s been the biggest 10 years of our lives,” says Fitzy, who turns 45 this week.

“Never in a million years did we think we’d be here,” Wippa adds. “But it comes down to the fact we have a great team, and we have a similar sense of humour and adventure for the job.”

“We’re just two pretty basic blokes. Fathers who’ve all had kids in the car and I think people have become familiar with our voice,” says Fitzy.

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