Australian TV host, Matt Doran, recently experienced a mortifying error that cost his network an exclusive interview with the famous singer Adele. As part of Channel 7, Doran flew all the way from Sydney to London to meet Adele for her only Australian interview regarding her highly anticipated album, 30.
Unfortunately, during the interview, Doran made a shocking revelation - he hadn't even listened to Adele's album.This admission led Sony to withhold the interview footage, leaving Doran feeling devastated and regretful. In an apology, he explained that he had missed an email containing a preview copy of the songs, calling it "the most important email [he had] ever missed."
Contrary to some reports, Doran confirmed that he hadn't been suspended from Channel 7, despite being absent from on-air duties. However, his trip to London alongside two colleagues had cost the network a whopping A $1 million. Talk about an expensive blunder!
Of course, Doran's mistake has sparked a mix of reactions from the public. While some have jokingly mocked him for his oversight, others have taken a more serious perspective. Screenwriter Briony Kidd, for example, highlighted the stark contrast between Doran's missed opportunity and the struggles of passionate, yet underpaid arts writers and critics.
The incident even caused some confusion for ABC political reporter Matt Doran, who shares the same name as the TV host. To address the mix-up, the reporter tweeted a plea for mercy, asking everyone to "go easy" on him.
In the midst of it all, Adele's album, 30, was publicly released, creating a buzz of anticipation and excitement among her fans worldwide.