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Could this day get any better?FORMER Queensland State of Origin star Ben Ikin has stormed out of Channel Nine only hours before he was supposed to be commentating on tonight's showdown in Melbourne.
A furious Ikin phoned Nineâ€™s director of sport Steve Crawley early this afternoon to resign from all his commentary duties.
Ikin is the second member of Nine's commentary team to be missing tonight following the standing down of colleague Matthew Johns last month after the NRL group sex scandal.
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Ikin, who is the son-in-law of super coach Wayne Bennett, is angry that Channel Nineâ€™s A Current Affair is doing an investigation tonight into a business owned by his father on the Gold Coast.
Ikin, who could not be contacted, has been a commentator on Nine for several years and is highly regarded by station management.
Steve Crawley confirmed Ikin had quit but refused to comment, other than saying, â€œâ€At this stage Iâ€™m just concentrating on getting the telecast right for tonight.â€™â€™