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How Hamish Blake And Andy Lee *Really* Met

Where the magic began

They’re Australia’s ultimate bromance, making us LOL for the past 10 years at their hilarious antics. But did you ever stop and wonder how it all began.

The pair of make mention of their uni days, but now Andy has revealed exactly how the hilarious duo came to be best mates.

“It was really bizarre,” Andy explained to Craig Bruce on the Game Changers: Radio podcast.

“I hadn’t been to class very often. I wasn’t a great student. I wasn’t really engaged in what I was doing and there was a management class and I knew I was going to need these 10 attendance points to get a pass.”

Hamish Blake and Andy Lee in 2006. Photo: Getty

Having not shown up to class all semester, Andy knew he was going to have to do something drastic to get those points, sp he came up with a plan.

“I just left my hand up and I said, ‘I’d love a chance to address the classroom.’ So I went up and I made a speech to the whole class and him about, ‘if I was here, I would be more distracting and for the good of everyone here, I think you’re all going to do better, come this exam, because of my absence.’ And then I said, ‘with that in mind, I think I should probably get 10 [attendance points], but I’ll leave it with you’.”

“A guy called Pete came up to me … and said, ‘Hey, you’re a lot like my friend Hamish’,” Andy recalled.

“He said, ‘You should meet him.’ I said, ‘Yeah, OK, where is he?’ And he said, ‘Oh, he’s in Sydney … but he’s here next year’.”

Four months later, Pete introduced Hamish to Andy. “We cut Pete out of the relationship, went across to the pub and that was the start of getting to know each other,” Andy said.

Within 12 months the pair had scored their own radio show on Fox FM in Melbourne and the rest, as they say, is history. 

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