Matt Doran: “The most important email I have ever missed.”

Seven presenter says he didn't realise he had been sent Adele's new album as an e-card link.

Matt Doran has responded to reports that he was suspended by Seven for two weeks after admitting he had not listened to Adele’s new album prior to an interview.

Jeez Matt, were you watching movies all the way on the long haul flight?

But Doran says he was not aware he had been supplied with the album preview.

“When I sat down to interview Adele, I was totally unaware that I’d been emailed a preview of her unreleased album,” he told The Australian. “I have since discovered it was sent to me as an ‘e card’ link, which I somehow missed upon landing in London. It was an oversight but NOT a deliberate snub. This is the most important email I have ever missed.”

You reckon?

The interview, which was filmed by a Sony crew, has not been released by the record company, which could be an expensive exercise all round.

Doran says he has implored Sony to release the interview and denied the singer stormed out.

He also says he was absent from Sunrise for one weekend, but wasn’t formally “suspended”.

A messy affair from all angles, nonetheless.

7 Responses

  1. Really is she so precious, I would have thought he may have skipped through the album, but he may be like me and can not stand her. Reminds of a day many years ago now I was asked to cover a football match for a TV station as a cameraman, I asked the chief of staff to let me do the racing, but the more I said I didn’t know anything about football, the more he dug his heels in. He should have listened to me because the normal football cameraman covered the races and it a shocking mess with horses out of shot all the time, almost as bad as me doing the football ……Wheres the b…. ball oh well keep it wide. I was never sent to cover football again and I doubt that Matt will be sent to do another spoilt precious singing star !
    I am like Matt and never listened to any of her music, and I have been on radio now for over 40 years and still not played any of her music, so maybe Channel 7 should have checked with their staff and see who actually liked her music and sent them.

      1. Having had a time to reflect on the post, in hindsight when I have done an radio interview I have always done research and listened to their music as much as I can because I like to be prepared, even now with a radio show I do research on every track I play and if not heard before I ensure that I listen .
        As a result I have done some amazing interviews because by referring to songs on previous albums you are able to establish a rapport with the artist, they can tell that you have really listened to their work, and they open up.
        So I take it back he should have listened to the album and other albums also.
        After all he is paid to do a job and I suspect very well paid, and not retired like me. I also take it back that she should get over it, I would have taken a similiar approach if the radio interviewer who interviewed me about my book had not read the copy I sent to him.
        I also forget that I have the luxury of choosing who I interview.

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