THE sound and fury of the US election reached Australian television as The Project co-host and radio broadcaster Steve Price went head to head with a news columnist over the term "real America".

The controversial Price was not impressed to be interrupted by writer Jamila Rizvi, who was invited on to the show to discuss Donald Trump's victory in the United States.

"It shows you that people in real America, in small town America, weren't buying the bulldust coming out of the elites," he said, as Rizvi jumped in.

"Sorry, can we cut this bull---- about the idea of there being a real America?" she shot back.

"I'm sorry, I was speaking before you interrupted," Price said.

"Is it OK if I speak?"

Rizvi responded that the question was directed at her.

"This is the reason why Donald Trump won," he said.

"Because people like you lecture and heckle people."

Fellow host Carrie Bickmore tried to calm the confrontation, and Price at the same time.

"Pricey, we were talking to Jamila and you don't need to keep that tone," she said.

Rizvi would later say on Twitter that it was her being interviewed, not Price, who is a regular feature on the show.