Samantha Armytage has taken another swipe at Martha Kalifatidis.
After the Married At First Sight star, 31, had her ‘final say’ on her feud with the Sunrise team on Wednesday night, Sam mocked her again on Thursday morning.
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‘I won’t throw any shade at Martha, but…’ Samantha Armytage took another swipe at the ‘pushy’ MAFS star while appearing on Nova’s Fitzy & Wippa on Wednesday morning
At the start of the segment, Sam insisted the Sunrise team’s claims that Martha ‘elbowed David Koch in the ribs’ at the Logies on Sunday are true – which she denies.
Mocking the reality star, Sam laughed: ‘Let’s not give it anymore oxygen because [her] fifteen minutes [of fame] is going on and on.
‘But have you ever been on those red carpets? They’re pushy. And have you ever been on those red carpets with a reality star? Very pushy.’
‘Ever been on a red carpets with a reality star? Very pushy’: Sam insisted the Sunrise team’s claims that Martha ‘elbowed’ David Koch are true, while mocking her ‘fifteen minutes [of fame]’
Sam then proceeded to laugh at Martha, who labelled her a ‘bully’ on Monday, despite the reality star admitting to suffering ‘stress and anxiety’ amid the scandal.
In an emotional Instagram post on Wednesday night, Martha claimed Kochie, Sam and the Sunrise team are no better than her online trolls.
Captioning the video: ‘My final say to Kochie and Sunrise’, the 31-year-old spoke about the stress she has been feeling over the past few days.
‘It’s not fair!’ MAFS star Martha, 31, shared her ‘final say’ about the feud on Wednesday night, denying the claims once again, saying it is giving her ‘stress and anxiety’
‘I’m a person and I have feelings and Sam and Koch have caused me so much stress and anxiety these past few days and I just feel like it’s so unnecessary, like for what, for ratings?,’ she said.
‘It’s at the expense of my well-being and it’s not fair,’ the TV reality star continued.
The makeup artist said she is also struggling with the amount of backlash she’s received, and accused the TV personalities of lying.
Refused: Martha said she won’t ‘lighten up’ because she has been ‘falsely accused of assaulting two grown men’ by Sam (left) and Kochie (right)
‘He [Kochie] just thinks that because I was on a reality TV show and I’m a reality TV star that I don’t deserve to get an apology from him or perhaps that I’m beneath him,’ she said.
‘They’ve continued to mock me every morning on their show [Sunrise] and I just feel like that goes to show you that they’re no better than the thousands of trolling messages I’ve received over the last few months.’
While insisting the elbow incident never happened, Martha said she won’t ‘lighten up’ because she has been ‘falsely accused of assaulting two grown men.’
Defiant: David Koch (left) refused to apologise to Martha (right, with boyfriend Michael Brunelli) on Wednesday morning while speaking to Daily Mail Australia
Her comments come after Kochie hit back on Wednesday morning, saying he will not apologise to the reality star because the elbow incident did happen.
When approached for comment outside the Seven studio in Sydney’s Martin Place, he told Daily Mail Australia: ‘Maybe I put myself in a dangerous position between her and a photographer… and for that I apologise.’
‘I’ve said all I need to say on Martha, we did on air,’ he added.
Joke: Sunrise’s sports reporter Mark Beretta (pictured) laughed off the feud, saying that he also has no plans to apologise to Martha
No comment: Natalie Barr (pictured) refused to answer Daily Mail Australia’s questions
While some pictures appeared to show Koch nowhere near Martha on the red carpet on Sunday night when the incident is said to have unfolded, the father-of-four insisted: ‘I was there, you can see it.’
He refused to reveal the ‘bruise’ that he had claimed Martha gave him during the elbowing incident.
Sports reporter Mark Beretta, who also mocked Martha during Monday’s episode of Sunrise, laughed off the feud as well, saying he has no plans to apologise either.
Ouch! On Monday, Kochie and his Sunrise co-hosts (pictured from left: Sam Armytage, Natalie Barr and Mark Beretta) claimed Martha had ‘elbowed’ him while trying to get to the media wall
Newsreader Natalie Barr refused to answer Daily Mail Australia’s questions, while Samantha Armytage remained inside Seven’s headquarters.
On Monday, Kochie first revealed on air how Martha had supposedly ‘elbowed him in the ribs’ as she desperately tried to get photographed on the Logies red carpet.
‘I’ve still got bruises in the ribs from the Married At First Sight woman who elbowed me on the way through on the red carpet!’ he said.
‘The one with the dark hair? She was fierce,’ responded Natalie.
Sam then added: ‘Someone is saying Martha in my ear? I could not pick her out of a lineup, but my God she got you in the ribs.’
‘Do not get between Martha and the camera,’ Mark joked, prompting Sam to say: ‘Especially when you’ve only got 15 minutes of fame!’
Cruel taunts: Sam (second from left) ridiculed Martha on air the morning after the Logies, saying: ‘I could not pick her out of a lineup!’
Red carpet pictures from the Logies show Martha and her boyfriend Michael Brunelli waiting patiently for their allocated time on the media wall.
In photos taken by Daily Mail Australia, Kochie appears nowhere in sight.
An onlooker told Daily Mail Australia: ‘Martha and Michael were two of the last people to arrive and spent over 10 minutes waiting to be photographed.
‘After walking the length of the red carpet, past all of the journalists, they stood to one side until all of the other celebrities had posed and gone inside.
‘When they then headed onto the platform in front of the photographers for their turn, there was nobody else around. Kochie wasn’t there, and he certainly wasn’t within “elbowing” distance.’
Hmm! Despite photos appearing to show Kochie nowhere near Martha (circled, with boyfriend Michael) when the incident is said to have occurred, David said: ‘I was there, you can see it’
Nobody to elbow here! The MAFS couple were the last two people to be photographed on the red carpet, with Kochie appearing to be nowhere in sight as the media packed up their equipment
Did Martha REALLY ‘elbow’ Kochie in the ribs on the Logies red carpet?
Sunday PM: The incident reportedly occurs as stars arrived on the red carpet
Morning AM: David Koch tells his Sunrise co-stars he is ‘bruised’ following the ‘clash’, with Sam Armytage and Mark Beretta mocking Martha
Monday PM: Martha calls the Sunrise hosts ‘bullies’, saying there may have been an ‘accidental bump’ but she doesn’t recall even seeing David
Tuesday AM: Sam and David reignite the feud on Sunrise, taking a not-so-subtle swipe at Martha’s response by joking about the word ‘bully’
Tuesday AM: Daily Mail Australia’s new photos appear to show that Kochie was nowhere near Martha as she waited to be photographed at the Logies
Tuesday PM: Martha’s boyfriend Michael calls the Sunrise team ‘arrogant’
Wednesday AM: Kochie and the Sunrise team refuse to apologise to Martha and insist the incident did happen while talking to Daily Mail Australia
Wednesday PM: Martha uploads emotional video, saying the ‘stress’ of being accused of ‘assaulting a grown man’ is giving her ‘anxiety’
Thursday AM: Sam slams the ‘pushy’ reality star again on Fitzy & Wippa, poking fun at her apparent ‘fifteen minutes [of fame]’
In a YouTube video on Monday night, Martha claimed she had no recollection of bumping into Koch, and slammed the Sunrise hosts for ‘bullying’ her on television.
‘Sam continued to make fun of me, a woman in the industry that I’m meant to look up to.
‘Sam, you have single-handedly incited online hate towards me. Just when I had built myself back up after the tumultuous time on MAFS, you brought it crashing down.’
Defiant: In a YouTube video uploaded on Monday night, Martha said she had no recollection of bumping into Kochie and accused the Sunrise presenters of ‘bullying her’ on television
She continued: ‘Kochie, you are a father, yet you felt it necessary to shame me on TV. You felt it was okay to criticise me, call me short and turn what may have been an accidental bump on the arm into something scandalous. You’re the bullies!’
The saga continued on Tuesday’s Sunrise, with Sam and Kochie poking fun at Martha’s YouTube video during a segment about the horror film It Chapter Two.
In a not-so-subtle swipe, Sam jokingly grabbed Kochie’s arm in an attempt to spook him, and he replied by saying: ‘Careful, that’s bullying me! I’m older. I’m an old man!’
‘Don’t muck around with that word!’ Sam responded with a knowing smile.
‘Sam, you have single-handedly incited online hate towards me’: Martha called out Sam for her remarks on Monday’s episode of Sunrise. Pictured at the Logie Awards