Sunrise apologises after Thomas Markle Sr. comments
Seven forced to apologise after live interview went rogue making "wild and unfounded allegations."
Sunrise has been forced to issue an apology following comments made yesterday by Thomas Markle Sr. in a Live interview.
This morning David Koch told viewers, “On yesterday’s program in a live interview, Thomas Markle Sr., not uncharacteristically went a bit rogue, making some pretty wild and unfounded allegations, including against Dylan Howard, an Australian journalist now living and working in the US, and Jeff Rayner, a Los Angeles-based photographer.
“Seven did not intend for such allegations to be broadcast and has subsequently removed them from all versions of the program,” said Natalie Barr.
“We would like to apologise to those gentlemen named by Mr Markle that the allegations went to air.”
“We did promise an unfiltered interview with Thomas Markle….” said Koch. “In retrospect maybe we should have put a filter on him.”
It’s unclear if the interview also contributed to Sunrise losing viewers, with yesterday’s episode defeated by Today for the first time in 3 years.
Meanwhile Seven is proceeding with Thomas Markle Jr., half brother of Meghan Markle, in Big Brother VIP, due in coming weeks.