AUSTRALIAN TV reporter Matt Doran botched a “million” dollar interview with Adele which he flew to London for.
The journalist failed to do his due diligence and listen to Adele’s album before interviewing her about it, and has since apologised unreservedly for the “insult”.
Doran’s interview with the British star was scuppered after he admitted to having only listened to one track from her most recent album, '30'.
The singer, whose musical themes of heartache, acceptance, and hope tug at the heart strings of millions, may have been feeling some of these emotions, among others, during the interview.
Sony has since exercised a prearranged veto right to block the interview from airing, according to Sky News.
It is understood that his was the only interview Adele was doing with an Australian network and that the interview and other content rights cost the channel one million Australian dollars, roughly £530,000.
Doran was pilloried on social media following the bungled interview.
Speaking to his audience on Saturday morning, Doran said: "Now I want to address something that's made headlines this week and something that I would like to apologise for.
On air on Australian Channel Seven Weekend Sunrise show on Saturday, Doran didn’t mince word – he conceding he had “insulted” Adele and apologised to her and any disappointed fans and viewers.
“This is a story that has sparked a torrent of abuse and mockery from around the world and, if I’m being honest with you, the bulk of this savaging I deserve and I totally own,” Doran said.
— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) November 26, 2021