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A Manly local has revealed all about the ’embarrassing’ moment global superstar Pink was denied entry to an Australian club for not having any ID.

Markets’ Manager Mark Eymes rocked Australia this week by sharing that he saw Pink, 48, get turned away from the Manly Skiff Club on Monday night, and he has now told all about the awkward gaffe in a TV appearance.

He appeared on Nine’s A Current Affair on Thursday and spoke to host Allison Langdon about his brief encounter with Pink – who is in Australia for her Summer Carnival tour – and how he desperately tried to get her into the iconic club.

Mark said he was ‘disappointed’ that she wasn’t allowed into the popular local venue because she didn’t have ID on her, in line with Australian rules, which have since come under fire from locals.

He said he even presented his own membership card to staff in a bid to get the global superstar into the venue, but to no avail, and cheekily told how he nicked her 15-person table after she was turned away at the door.

Manly local reveals the ’embarrassing’ moment Pink was denied entry to an Aussie club for not having ID in awkward gaffe – as he reveals he nicked her table

Markets’ Manager Mark Eymes has revealed all about the ’embarrassing’ moment global superstar Pink was denied entry to an Australian club for not having any ID in a TV interview

Pink, 48, was turned away from the Manly Skiff Club on Monday night for not having any ID, and Mark now told all about the awkward gaffe - revealing he even nicked the star's table after

Pink, 48, was turned away from the Manly Skiff Club on Monday night for not having any ID, and Mark now told all about the awkward gaffe – revealing he even nicked the star’s table after

Speaking to host Allison, he said: ‘I was shocked and a bit disappointed, I just thought there must be a way to get around this and get her inside, and have a nice dinner with all of us.’

‘I don’t know what they were thinking, I can’t say I’m a fan – I am now because she’s such a lovely person as I got to realise – I spotted her, I could tell it was her! I couldn’t understand why it seemed like nobody else in the club realised who it was,’ he said.

Mark explained how he had first bumped into the singer down the road, before he witnessed the awkward encounter while in line for the venue – where he visits every week.

He said: ‘I’d bumped into her down the road a bit about 100 metres away from the club. And, I was sort of walking behind and I thought “oh, she looks familiar”.

‘And then she politely turned around and said, “Oh, look, guys, I’m sorry, we’re walking so slow, please go around us”.

‘And we just thought, “oh, wow, it’s Pink”, and then we got to the club and I heard her say, “we have a booking for 15 people, we’re here to take our booking”, and they said, “Oh, do you have ID?”

He appeared on Nine's A Current Affair on Thursday and spoke to host Allison Langdon about his brief encounter with Pink and how he desperately tried to get her into the iconic club

He appeared on Nine’s A Current Affair on Thursday and spoke to host Allison Langdon about his brief encounter with Pink and how he desperately tried to get her into the iconic club

‘So it started straight away about the ID, and she said, “no, I don’t, I don’t carry ID”. She said “I’ve got this booking, I’ve paid a 50 per cent deposit”.’

He revealed that he tried to present his own membership card in a bid to get Pink into the venue, but claimed that staff weren’t shifting on the ID rule. 

He went on: ‘I sort of heard it happening, so I jumped over to her line and got my membership card and started waving it around. I said “look, I’ll sign them in, here’s my card and let’s go”. They just said straight away, “no, she has to have her own ID”.’

Despite the awkward mix-up, Mark insisted Pink was ‘super cool’ about it, and cheekily added that he was able to sit at her pre-booked 15-person table when she was turned away. 

‘She was super cool with it all, you know, a little bit frustrated as you or I would be. But, no, she was amazing. She’s a great lady, so I’d like to say I’m a fan now,’ he said.

‘We didn’t have a booking, so we were walking around and it said a said 15-person table, so we sat down, there was six of us.

‘Then some other Manly locals we knew were wandering around looking for a table, and we said, “lease join us, this table’s not going to be used”. So, thank you, Pink, that was very nice of you. I hope you did get your deposit back, though.’ 

He said he presented his own membership card to staff at the Manly Skiff Club (pictured) in a bid to get the global superstar into the venue, but to no avail

He said he presented his own membership card to staff at the Manly Skiff Club (pictured) in a bid to get the global superstar into the venue, but to no avail

He went on to gush over the Manly Skiff Club but said he wished there had been a way to bend the rules for the global pop star.

‘I wanna say the Skiff Club is a great I love it, we go there every Monday night – great food, good steaks – but unfortunately, they were following the rules. I’m against the rules, I think it’s too much,’ he said.

‘I think there should be a way that you can have some flexibility, there should have been a way to get around that.’

Host Allison described the mix-up as ‘a little embarrassing’ as Mark shared his hope that Pink will be able to return to the iconic club on another visit.

Matt Hazell, Secretary Manager of Manly Skiff Club, told Daily Mail Australia: ‘The Club deeply regrets any inconvenience caused to P!NK, her family and friends during her recent visit to the Club. 

‘We sincerely apologise for the misunderstanding surrounding the ID requirement and will be using the incident to improve our processes in the future.’

Mark said he was 'disappointed' that she wasn't allowed into the popular venue because she didn't have ID on her, in line with Australian rules, which have since come under fire

Mark said he was ‘disappointed’ that she wasn’t allowed into the popular venue because she didn’t have ID on her, in line with Australian rules, which have since come under fire

Under the Registered Clubs Act 1976, visitors of clubs are required to provide suitable identification to gain entry to the venues. 

However, fans have since slammed ’embarrassing’ rules around entering clubs in Australia after the awkward gaffe.

Onlooker Mark’s TV appearance comes after he first told the Manly Observer about witnessing Pink getting turned away from the venue earlier this week.

He told the publication that he tried to help by notifying Skiff Club directors and the floor manager that Pink was at the entrance and was about to be turned away, but to no avail.

‘Next thing, I saw P!NK and her group walking away, they just turfed her out,’ he said.

Despite the awkward gaffe, Mark insisted she didn’t ‘throw her weight around’ and was ‘really pleasant’ even though she wasn’t able to enjoy her night at the venue.

He added: ‘Not once did she throw her weight around, she was really pleasant despite being a little upset that she couldn’t come in, it was just such a shame and I felt a little embarrassed that a solution couldn’t be found.’

The Courier Mail later revealed where the American superstar ended up after her shock rejection.

Pink, who considers Australia to be a 'second home', is currently Down Under for her Summer Carnival tour, which kicked off in Sydney last week

Pink, who considers Australia to be a ‘second home’, is currently Down Under for her Summer Carnival tour, which kicked off in Sydney last week  

After being turned away from the Skiff Club, Pink and her crew made a short trip down Manly’s East Esplanade to 4 Pines Brewing.

Despite the mix up from earlier in the evening, a source who was at the brewery at the time said the singer ‘looked really happy’.

‘They all looked happy in fact, enjoying the food and drinks,’ the source added.

Pink, who considers Australia to be a ‘second home’, is currently Down Under for her Summer Carnival tour, which kicked off in Sydney last week.

She has since jetted up to the Gold Coast with her husband Carey Hart and their kids Willow, 12, and Jameson, seven, ahead of her gigs in Brisbane on Friday and Saturday.

FULL LIST OF PINK’S AUSTRALIAN SUMMER CARNIVAL TOUR DATES

FEB 9 – SYDNEY, ALLIANZ STADIUM

FEB 10 – SYDNEY, ALLIANZ STADIUM

FEB 13 – BROADMEADOW, MCDONALD JONES STADIUM

FEB 16 – BRISBANE, SUNCORP STADIUM

FEB 17 – BRISBANE, SUNCORP STADIUM

FEB 20 – GOLD COAST, HERITAGE BANK STADIUM

FEB 23 – MELBOURNE, MARVEL STADIUM

FEB 24 – MELBOURNE, MARVEL STADIUM

FEB 27 – ADELAIDE, ADELAIDE OVAL

MAR 1 – PERTH, OPTUS STADIUM

MAR 2 – PERTH, OPTUS STADIUM

MAR 5 – DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND, FORSYTH BARR STADIUM

MAR 8 – AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, EDEN PARK

MAR 9 – AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, EDEN PARK

MAR 12 – MELBOURNE, MARVEL STADIUM

MAR 13 – MELBOURNE, MARVEL STADIUM

MAR 16 – SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK, ACCOR STADIUM

MAR 19 – BRISBANE, SUNCORP STADIUM

MAR 22 – TOWNSVILLE, QUEENSLAND COUNTRY BANK STADIUM

MAR 23 – TOWNSVILLE, QUEENSLAND COUNTRY BANK STADIUM



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