Lisa Wilkinson blasts Aussie PM over 'lewd' Pamela Anderson comments

The host of Australia's The Project show, Lisa Wilkinson, has called for Prime Minister Scott Morrison to apologise to Pamela Anderson over comments he made about her on a radio show.

The Australian PM was called out by the former Baywatch star after she appealed to him to defend Julian Assange.

When asked about the issue on Gold Coast radio station Hot Tomato FM, Mr Morrison said: "I've had plenty of mates who have asked me if they can be my special envoy to sort the issue out with Pamela Anderson."

Anderson then responded calling his comments "lewd" and "smutty".

The Project host Lisa Wilkinson took the Hollywood star's side during last night's episode, where she called on the PM to apologise "for the sake of your two daughters".

"The problem is we don’t think you get it Prime Minister, because when you dismiss a woman’s ideas while stirring in some sexual innuendo it’s not just your words we’re hearing, it’s every time a boys club has got in the way of our hopes and dreams," Wilkinson said.

In an open letter published on her website, Ms Anderson has said the comments were "disappointing".

"You trivialised and laughed about the suffering of an Australian and his family. You followed it with smutty, unnecessary comments about a woman voicing her political opinion," she wrote.

The star said people deserve better from their political leaders and that Mr Assange is not "getting a fair go".