Hosts Kim Napier and Dave Noonan then asked her what she was looking for in a partner, and the outspoken senator described her ideal man.

“They must have heaps of cash and they’ve got to have a package between their legs, let’s be honest,” she said. “And I don’t need them to speak.”

In a statement, Ms Lambie apologised for her actions – and claimed that she tried to hide her embarrassment over not having a love life by making jokes.

“I apologise to any radio listeners who may be offended by my comments on Kim and Dave’s Show,” she said in a statement.

Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman is not a happy man, and has made his distaste over Ms Lambie’s comments clear.

Speaking to ABC News, he said: “I would have thought a person understanding the significance of the role of senator of Tasmania, representing the Tasmanian people, would have conducted themselves in a different way.”

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