Samantha Armytage has been dropped as the host of a UN lunch for refugees a day after being slammed by ambassador Kristin Davis for not allowing her to speak about the issue on Sunrise.
The presenter was due to host guests at the event on Friday but has been replaced by a director from the UN High Commissioner for refugees.
It comes a day after she took part in a cringe-worthy reenactment of a Sex And The City scene during a live broadcast with Davis.
Dropped: Samantha Armytage (left) has been dropped as the host of a UN High Commissioner for Refugees lunch a day after a disastrous skit on Sunrise with ambassador Kristin Davis (above)
Donning a blonde curly wig to portray Sarah Jessica Parker’s character, Carrie, Armytage giggled her way through the skit while Davis awkwardly played along.
Later the actress complained on Twitter that she had not been given enough time to discuss her work with the UNHCR.
Sunrise producer Michael Pell issued a statement apologising on behalf of the team, admitting: ‘We’re Sex And The City tragics at Sunrise.’
On Friday Samantha and her co-star David Koch led a sincere apology to the star, claiming she had been told not to even attend the event as a result of the row.
No laughing matter: Samantha and her co-hosts used the end of the segment to reenact a scene from the show
Unimpressed: Kristin reluctantly took part in the skit but later complained that she would rather have focused on the issue
Advocating for the UNHCR, Samantha said: ‘Sunrise partnered with the UNHCR for a fundraising event being held today.
‘I was asked to mc that event and conduct a Q&A with Kristin. I immediately accepted.’
David added somberly: ‘Since our interview yesterday, organisers have asked Sam not t host or attend the event at all which came as a surprise.’
Not happy: Kristin took to Twitter to vent her fury and thanked fans for their support on her work
Priority: The actress is among stars to have travelled to the Democratic Republic of Congo in aid of the UNHCR
Dismissing accusations that the star had not been given enough time to discuss her work with refugees, David said: ‘We spoke to Kristin extensively in her appearance about her important work in this area.
‘Unfortunately everyone forgot about that but and just focused on the segment at the end when we did a Sex And The City skit.
‘It was meant to be fun, Kristin was a great sport and put up with terrible acting and bad wigs but Kristin was apparently offended and we’re very sorry if you are.
‘It certainly wasn’t our intention.’
Good sport: Samantha and her Sunrise co-hosts thanked the actress for playing along and apologised for causing any offence