Daniel Andrews DENIES allegations he and Anthony Albanese cooked a FAKE steak at a BBQ catch-up for the sake of a photo - angrily insisting 'the gas WAS on' and revealing what REALLY happened off screen

Daniel Andrews and Anthony Albanese shared a barbecue selfie in MelbourneThe two Labor leaders are 'great mates' and announced major election promise Twitter users claimed the photograph was staged because of one small detail Premier hit back though by saying he had already cooked the steak on the grillAlso mocked 'joker' federal Liberal MP Jason Wood, who questioned photo-op 

Daniel Andrews has hit back at claims he staged a fake barbecue photo-op with Labor leader Anthony Albanese – insisting the grill was turned on and that he had already seared his steak off camera.

Mr Andrews was mocked by eagle-eyed Twitter users at the weekend who spotted that there were no char marks on the sirloin in Mr Albanese’s selfie of the pair enjoying a catch up in Melbourne.  

There was also no sign of a flame under the grill and critics pointed out the asparagus sitting beside the barbecue looked raw. 

A fired up Mr Andrews took exception to the controversy on Tuesday, insisting the pair had moments earlier used a frying pan to ensure the steak was cooked properly.



Great mates Daniel Andrews (right) and Anthony Albanese (left) fired up some sirloins when the pair met in Melbourne on Saturday, but some commenters who looked a little closer started a beef with the two over a small detail in the selfie

‘The gas was on,’ Mr Andrews said, shaking his head. ‘Searing a steak before you put it on the barbecue is not the most novel thing ever.

‘Maybe I should have taken a wider shot for the side burner which had a frying pan on it. 

‘I can assure you the asparagus went onto the barbecue and was cooked.’

Mr Andrews also took the opportunity to hit back at federal Liberal MP Jason Wood, who questioned the practicality of the Victorian leader cooking in a woolen jumper.

‘It was windy and not that warm,’ the premier said. ‘That’s why I had a jumper on.’

‘Who’s that joker Jason Wood – if I were him I’d be out campaigning, given the way they’re travelling at the moment, rather than commenting on my barbecuing skills.’ 

Mr Albanese’s selfie on Saturday sparked a series of questions from commenters questioning the authenticity of the pair’s photo together.

‘If those steaks were cooked on that barbeque, how is it so clean? Where are the grill lines? Why is it off?’ one person wrote.

The Victorian premier on Tuesday said he and Mr Albanese had moments earlier used a frying pan to ensure the steak was properly cooked

The Victorian premier on Tuesday said he and Mr Albanese had moments earlier used a frying pan to ensure the steak was properly cooked

Liberal MP Jason Wood questioned the practicality of the Victorian leader cooking in a woolen jumper

Liberal MP Jason Wood questioned the practicality of the Victorian leader cooking in a woolen jumper

Pictured: Liberal MP Jason Wood mocked Mr Andrews' photo op. 'Who's that joker Jason Wood - if I were him I'd be out campaigning, given the way they're travelling at the moment,' Mr Andrews said

Pictured: Liberal MP Jason Wood mocked Mr Andrews’ photo op. ‘Who’s that joker Jason Wood – if I were him I’d be out campaigning, given the way they’re travelling at the moment,’ Mr Andrews said

Another said: ‘Embarrassingly staged! Anyone who has ever barbecued a steak on a grill, knows that these steaks were NOT cooked on that grill. Pathetic.’

Others remarked that the pair were not dressed for Saturday afternoon barbeque as Mr Albanese was in a suit and Mr Andrews in a shirt and jumper.

But supporters of Mr Andrews and the Labor opposition leader argued the two ‘men of integrity’ would never do such a thing.

They said no flames could be seen because of a very logical explanation.

‘Sounds like you have never heard of resting your steak!’ one person wrote.

Another said: ‘This puts a smile on my dial! This is what Australia needs!’

‘What a great photo. Not staged. Just two mates enjoying a BBQ,’ a third added.

When zoomed in, the meat does not appear to have any char marks from the Barbeque grill leading many to believe the photo was a 'fake'.

When zoomed in, the meat does not appear to have any char marks from the Barbeque grill leading many to believe the photo was a ‘fake’.

Albo made the trip down from his Grayndler electorate in Sydney at a time when the stakes have never been higher as a federal election looms early next year.

While travelling in Victoria over the weekend, Mr Albanese pledged a federal Labor government would partner with the Victorian state to upgrade Barwon Heads Road from Geelong to the southeast edge of Port Phillip Bay.

He promised ‘more local jobs, quicker commute times, and a better life for people on the Bellarine’.

At the same time the pair were supposedly working the tongs, a major anti-lockdown, and vaccination protest was being carried out in the centre of Melbourne with demonstrators shouting ‘sack Dan Andrews’.

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