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Australian TV Host Gives On-Air Apology to Adele, Says He 'Insulted' Her

Australian TV Host Gives On-Air Apology to Adele, Says He 'Insulted' Her

Adele is receiving a very public apology.

Last weekend, it was reported that Australian reporter Matt Doran was suspended from Weekend Sunrise due to his lack of preparation when interviewing the 33-year-old entertainer.

When Adele asked Matt if he had listened to her new album 30, Matt said he hadn’t listened to it yet.

It was then rumored that Adele walked out of the interview after that moment occurred.

On Saturday (November 27), Matt concluded his broadcast on Weekend Sunrise by apologizing to Adele over their interview.

Click inside to find out what he said…

“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,” Matt started. “I flew to London to interview Adele, an unspeakable privilege and what was to be one of the highlights of my career.”

“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,” he explained. “The day after, after we landed in London, an email came through from Sony. It didn’t mention Adele but it did contain 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.”

Matt then cleared up the rumors that Adele walked out of the interview, saying, “The interview itself, Adele didn’t walk out…It ran overtime.”

He also said that the majority of the interview was focused on Adele‘s new music and that the two also “spoke of the paradox that is being the world’s most famous artist but hating fame. We also discussed, at length, the concept of pure artistry, the majesty of Adele’s voice, what it must be like to hear that sound come out of one’s own mouth!”

Matt also mentioned that the interview lasted 29 minutes while calling Adele profound, funny, raw and honest.

“But all that doesn’t matter. Because by missing the album link, however I might try to justify it, I’ve insulted Adele,” Matt said. “To Adele, I say, I’d never have knowingly disrespected you by deliberately not listening to your work. I am so sorry. I also apologize to Adele’s Australian fans, and to you, our viewers, who through my error, have been denied this interview and the insight into her character.”

Matt concluded his apology, saying, “I’m not expecting that forgiveness. But I do owe you an apology. Thank you so much for joining us this morning here at Weekend Sunrise. That’s all for today. We’ll see you tomorrow.”

You can watch Matt‘s full apology to Adele below.

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