Queensland Origin captain Cameron Smith.
Queensland Origin captain Cameron Smith. DEAN LEWINS

Cameron Smith receives on-air apology on Nine's Footy Show

CAMERON Smith has received an on-air apology from the Nine Network last night making peace between the two after a 12-month-long feud.

Smith boycotted all interviews with Channel Nine after a 60 minutes story with Alex Mckinnon left Smith upset that the network hadn't come to him for a response. 

The Footy Show host Paul Vautin issued the apology after the Queensland State of Origin captain agreed to finally appear.

"Before we get started, we know it's been a difficult relationship between Channel Nine and yourself over the past twelve months," Vautin said.

"With regards to those issues, on behalf of the Nine network we want to apologise to you and your family."

Smith thanked Channel Nine for the apology.

"It has been a difficult twelve months and I just want to thank you for that apology on behalf of the network," he said.

"It's no secret I was pretty disappointed with the 60 Minutes episode that aired last year and everything that happened afterwards too.

"That was probably the most disappointing thing, that I thought it took away from a beautiful story about Alex McKinnon and his fiancee Teigan.

"That was something we should have been focusing on and celebrating but that's in the past now and I've worked all through that with Alex."