Matt Doran makes heartfelt apology, Seven denies $1m Adele costs.
Reporter Matt Doran gives classy apology over a botched interview, while the network shuts down speculation about the costs involved.
Seven presenter Matt Doran has given a classy response to the controversy surrounding a botched interview with singer Adele, after admitting he had not listen to her new album.
“I flew to London to interview Adele, an unspeakable privilege, for what was to be one of the highlights of my career,” he told Weekend Sunrise viewers.
“I made the terrible mistake of assuming we weren’t to be given a preview copy of this album because our interview was airing before it was released, and Adele’s album was the industry’s most-prized secret.”
A day after he landed he received an email from Sony with a link to her album.
“The genuine, dead-set, hand on heart truth is that I missed it. By an absurdly long margin, the most important email I’ve ever missed in my life,” Doran said.
Doran went on to apologise to Adele, her fans and viewers.
Meanwhile Angus Ross, Seven’s Director of Programming has also told TV Tonight, media reports of a $1m cost involved were false.
“That is categorically untrue. It is is completely fabricated,” he said.
“All the all the conjecture about how these things work is completely false. But hey, it’s a good story.
“I guess a million dollars is a nice big round figure that people still perceive as a lot of money. So why the hell not use it?”
Sony has so far denied Seven the chance to screen the interview.
— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) November 26, 2021