KEVIN Federline is feuding with controversial 2DayFM hosts Kyle and Jackie O after throwing their breakfast show into turmoil yesterday when he failed to front at the last minute for a paid hour of co-hosting.
Producers expected the US musician - who completed a training session for the gig on Thursday - at 6.40am for a 7am start but went into panic mode when he and his publicist couldn't be contacted.
In was an eventful day for the show, with Robbie Williams later declaring his undying love for girlfriend Ayda Field with an apparent marriage proposal on air before flying out.
But it was Federline's no-show which dominated the morning and Confidential can reveal that Federline - Britney Spears' ex-husband - pulled out after being enraged the night before by a headline on the 2DayFM website.
It was based on an interview between the trio two weeks ago and the headline read: "Hear (Federline) confess that he's not ruling out getting back together with Britney!!"
A make-up artist from Spears' Circus tour alerted his now-girlfriend Victoria Prince to the posting on Thursday night. She asked Federline about it at dinner, he checked the site on his iPhone - and "exploded".
"The headline was completely out of context with the interview and Kevin is not getting back with Britney, so he said, 'F . . . them, I'm not going to do their show'," Federline's publicist Amanda Archer told Confidential.
Decision made, they then went out into the early hours.
Archer maintained she had immediately texted a 2DayFM producer to alert them, but station content director Derek Bargwanna said none was received. "If he has a problem, fine, but we should have been told or warned and we weren't and that left us seriously in the lurch and it was unprofessional," he said.
Responded Archer: "The unprofessional thing was making up a headline like that when nothing of the sort was said in the original interview."
Federline flew to Melbourne yesterday after making an appearance at Bondi Junction's Ed Hardy fashion store.