Weekend Sunrise host Matt Doran has told The Australian he is “mortified and unequivocally apologetic” after failing to prepare for his interview with Adele, which the network reportedly paid close to $1 million for.
The Sunday Telegraph reports that the presenter filmed a 20-minute interview with Adele earlier this month in London. However, the chat went pear-shaped after he failed to ask a single question about her new album, 30.
Doran was then reportedly forced to admit that he hadn’t listened to the album despite the record company supplying him with an advanced preview copy.
The Australian exclusive interview – which was reportedly conducted in early November – was planned to air as a primetime Sunday night special last weekend, but was blocked by Sony Music from ever being broadcast.
Sources claim Seven spent close to a million dollars buying the One Night Only package and associated interview.
Doran said he was sent an e-copy of the album but “missed” the email while flying.