Nova’s Fitzy, Wippa and Sarah Recall Denzel Washington and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Hard Times

Nova’s Ryan “Fitzy” Fitzgerald, Michael “Wippa” Wipfli and Sarah McGilvray aren’t immune to some brutal celebrity snubs.

The radio hosts shared their awkward encounters with Hollywood heavyweights this morning, recalling the shame of being rejected for photos in public.

For Wippa, it was spotting Remember the titans star Denzel Washington at a restaurant overseas which led to his humiliation.

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“We were once at a restaurant overseas and Denzel Washington showed up at the restaurant,” he recalled.

“I started going to Denzel Washington to take a picture (and) the guy running the restaurant was like the middleman, so he came between us and I said ‘Denzel! Picture?’

“So he jumps up, looks at Denzel and Denzel shakes his head as if to say no, the guy then looks at me and says no,” he said, adding, “It was so cold, and in front of everyone, I come to have to get back to my seat.

Her story prompted Sarah and Fitzy to join a similar flop involving Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, whom they spotted one night at the Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles while out sightseeing.

“You had a few drinks, Sare, and I challenged you to go (ask for a photo),” Fitzy began.

“He had his hat down, he had a cigarette in his mouth…the hand went up, ‘I don’t do pictures,’ and Sarah just turned around and came back,” he recalled, Sarah joking saying that people should “be friendly at 3am”.

“And then I still tried to put the sneaky (pictured) aside and security got my phone,” Sarah added.

However, radio stars don’t always hang out with celebrities, having struck up a close friendship with British superstar Ed Sheeran.

The shape of you success maker even sent personalized gifts to Fitzy and Wippa earlier this year; assorted marble giant penises painted green and gold.

Sheeran, 31, had kept a promise during a recent interview in which he talked about the similar phallic statuette he gave Elton John for his 74th birthday, also offering to send one to the Nova hosts.

Turns out he wasn’t bluffing, as the two were given their own Australian-themed versions.

“It’s a giant d**k in a box!” Wippa happily exclaimed as his co-host removed the stone appendage from its on-air packaging in June, teasing, “He kinda looks like you!” as Fitzy struggled with his height.

Originally published as Fitzy, Wippa and Sarah Recall Denzel Washington and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Awkward Moments

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