Matty Johns reveals Leckie offered return at 9:30pm
Matty Johns has revealed the details about how Seven let him go after a year of his NRL show.
Matty Johns has revealed the details about how Seven let him go after a year of The Matty Johns Show.
This morning on Triple M he said, “David Leckie called me and said it would screen for a second year, but at 9.30pm. He then changed his mind and made it 10.30pm. We eventually worked out that it wasn’t worth doing the show that late.
“I love the bloke, but he spends the first few minutes of any meeting telling you how hopeless you are. A few months ago we had a meeting where he tried to convince me that 10.30pm would be a good time to do the show.”
Leckie said to Johns: “You are doing the show at 10.30pm and that’s final.”
Johns: “I am not doing the show.”
He added of the Seven boss, “I love him, but he’s frickin’ mad.”
The show did not return this year.
On the back of the details that have emerged from the James Warburton case, it isn’t a good look for Seven.
A litte over 12 months ago Leckie told a journo from The Australian, “We’re going to promote the s*** out of this f***ing show. We’ve gotta let people know how good it’s going to be.”
Johns promised to tell more about when Leckie and his manager John Singleton had a fiery meeting.