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Lisa Wilkinson turns the air blue as she describes Tom Jones’ 1988 cover of Prince’s hit song Kiss

She said what? Lisa Wilkinson turns the air blue as she describes Tom Jones’ 1988 cover of Prince’s hit song Kiss during an interview on The Project

Lisa Wilkinson made Prince’s longtime producer Morris Hayes blush during a cheeky interview on The Project on Thursday.

The 61-year-old TV presenter was discussing covers of Prince songs when she mentioned one that stood out for her. 

‘Just by the by, my favourite cover of a Prince song was Tom Jones’ version of Kiss,’ she began, before pausing and choosing her words carefully.

Naughty: Lisa Wilkinson (pictured) made Prince’s longtime producer Morris Hayes blush during a cheeky interview on The Project on Thursday

She then added with a laugh: ‘That was… I was going to say ball-tearer, I won’t say that. That was brilliant!’

Her candid comment elicited a quiet laugh from Morris, 58, who agreed that Tom’s cover was ‘fantastic’.

He then recounted running into Tom, 81, at the MTV Music Awards one year, where he spoke about being a huge fan of the late Purple Rain hitmaker.

Favourite: The 61-year-old TV presenter was discussing covers of Prince songs when she mentioned one that stood out for her. Pictured, Prince performing in Paris in October 2009

Favourite: The 61-year-old TV presenter was discussing covers of Prince songs when she mentioned one that stood out for her. Pictured, Prince performing in Paris in October 2009

Taken by surprise: Lisa's candid comment elicited a quiet laugh from Morris Hayes (pictured) who agreed that Tom's cover was 'fantastic'

Taken by surprise: Lisa’s candid comment elicited a quiet laugh from Morris Hayes (pictured) who agreed that Tom’s cover was ‘fantastic’

‘We talked about him doing Kiss and he told me how cool it was and how much he loved Prince,’ he said. 

Morris said ‘all of the greats loved Prince’ – who died in April 2016 – listing off some more of his famous fans.

‘I went to one of Clive Davis’ Grammy parties with Prince, and Sir Paul McCartney, Whitney [Houston], Rihanna, Chris Brown, everybody came to the table to pay homage to Prince,’ he continued.

'That was... I was going to say ball-tearer, I won't say that. That was brilliant!' Lisa said of Tom Jones' cover of Kiss. Pictured, Tom performing in London on Tuesday

‘That was… I was going to say ball-tearer, I won’t say that. That was brilliant!’ Lisa said of Tom Jones’ cover of Kiss. Pictured, Tom performing in London on Tuesday

‘And he is sitting there with his lollipop and cane, and everybody is coming over to give him a lot of love, man, and he was a star’s star. 

‘I’m looking around the room like, “Oh man, this is cool!” There’s Paul McCartney and Paul comes over and puts his hand on my shoulder and tells Prince, “Prince, I understand you are doing one of my songs, Long and Winding Road.”

‘I’m looking at his hand going, “That’s a Beatle, that’s his hand right there!”‘   

'Just by the by, my favourite cover of a Prince song was Tom Jones' version of Kiss,' she began, before pausing and choosing her words carefully

‘Just by the by, my favourite cover of a Prince song was Tom Jones’ version of Kiss,’ she began, before pausing and choosing her words carefully

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