Sydney shock jock Alan Jones has admitted urging two Coalition MPs to support a challenge to then-prime minister Malcolm Turnbull during the Liberal leadership crisis last week.

Speaking to the ABC’s Four Corners on Monday, Jones said he contacted the member for Bennelong, John Alexander, and an unnamed second MP, telling them “this is critical stuff, you’ve really got to think about this, the party’s got to change direction”.

In his farewell press conference on Friday, Turnbull blamed “powerful voices in the media” for undermining his position.

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