Oops. Sunrise producer slaps down tabloid’s Kochie “no-show.”
Daily Mail accuses Kochie of avoiding the spotlight, without realising he doesn't work on Fridays.
Sunrise executive producer Michael Pell has hit back at the Daily Mail after a week of articles linking David Koch to an apparent ‘elbowing’ by ex-Married at First Sight participant Martha Kalifatidis.
Kalifatidis took to social media earlier this week to complain about the Sunrise host joking on air that he copped an elbowing from her in the flurry of the Logies red carpet.
On social media she claimed she had since been subjected to online abuse as a result. The supposed-feud has provided colourful editorial / clicks all week for media obsessed with former reality cast (at least until The Bachelor comes along?).
Mid-week Koch said, “Maybe I put myself in a dangerous position between her and a photographer… and for that I apologise.”
Yesterday the Daily Mail suggested Koch was avoiding the blowtorch of attention by not appearing on Sunrise at all.
But Pell took to social media to remind all fascinated parties that Kochie simply doesn’t work on Fridays.
As TV Tonight revealed back in 2017, Kochie was reducing his hours due to his sporting & business commitments.
No @DailyMailAU. Wrong again.
How stupid can you be? @kochie_online has every Friday off @sunriseon7 . This has been the case for 18 months now. Your obsession with this non-story is morbid. Your “fever pitch” is everyone else’s “don’t care”. Move on. It’s boring. pic.twitter.com/K8kefd6ume
— Michael Pell (@MichaelPell) July 5, 2019