Dan Andrews DENIES fake steak allegation at BBQ with Anthony Albanese insisting ...

Dan Andrews DENIES fake steak allegation at BBQ with Anthony Albanese insisting ...
Dan Andrews DENIES fake steak allegation at BBQ with Anthony Albanese insisting ...
Daniel Andrews DENIES allegations he and Anthony Albanese cooked a FAKE steak at a BBQ catch-up for the sake of a photo - angrily insisting 'the gas WAS on' and revealing what REALLY happened off screen Daniel Andrews and Anthony Albanese shared a barbecue selfie in Melbourne The two Labor leaders are 'great mates' and announced major election promise  Twitter users claimed the photograph was staged because of one small detail  Premier hit back though by saying he had already cooked the steak on the grill Also mocked 'joker' federal Liberal MP Jason Wood, who questioned photo-op 

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Daniel Andrews has hit back at claims he staged a fake barbecue photo-op with Labor leader Anthony Albanese - insisting the grill was turned on and that he had already seared his steak off camera.

Mr Andrews was mocked by eagle-eyed Twitter users at the weekend who spotted that there were no char marks on the sirloin in Mr Albanese's selfie of the pair enjoying a catch up in Melbourne.  

There was also no sign of a flame under the grill and critics pointed out the asparagus sitting beside the barbecue looked raw. 

A fired up Mr Andrews took exception to the controversy on Tuesday, insisting the pair had moments earlier used a frying pan to ensure the steak was cooked properly.

Great mates Daniel Andrews (right) and Anthony Albanese (left) fired up some sirloins when the pair met in Melbourne on Saturday, but some commenters who looked a little closer started a beef with the two over a small detail in the selfie

'The gas was on,' Mr Andrews said, shaking his head. 'Searing a steak before you put it on the barbecue is not the most novel thing ever.

'Maybe I should have taken a wider shot for the side burner which had a frying pan on it. 

'I can assure you the asparagus went onto the barbecue and was cooked.'

Mr Andrews also took the opportunity to hit back at federal Liberal MP Jason Wood, who questioned the practicality of the

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