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Waleed Aly speaks with Neil Mitchell after winning the Gold Logie

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Gold Logie winner Waleed Aly has played down suggestions his victory as Australia’s best television personality has polarised viewers.

He blamed ‘media pyrotechnics’ for the perceived controversy.

The Project co-host joined Neil Mitchell on Monday to speak about his win, where the 3AW Mornings host started by asking Aly why he thought his victory was so polarising.

‘I don’t really think it is, to be honest,’ Aly said.

‘These things get constructed politically and then those who have an adverse reaction get very loud about it.

‘I’d be very surprised if it’s genuinely polarising, as opposed to media pyrotechnics, if I’m honest.’

Aly said he was as ‘mystified’ as anyone else that his opinions generated so much media coverage.

Click PLAY below to hear the full interview on 3AW Mornings

Waleed Aly and Susan Carland arrive at the Logies. Aly paid tribute to his wife in his Gold Logie acceptance speech.

Waleed Aly and Susan Carland arrive at the Logies. Photo: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Logies Hall of Fame inductee Noni Hazlehurst is being lauded for her acceptance speech.

Logies Hall of Fame inductee Noni Hazlehurst is being lauded for her acceptance speech. Photo: Nine

Meanwhile, veteran screen star Noni Hazlehurst earned a standing ovation when she became the second woman to be inducted into the Logies Hall Of Fame, which started in 1984.

WATCH Donna Demaio’s report from the Logies below

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