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Aussie Reporter Breaks His Silence After Botching His Worldwide Exclusive With Adele

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Aussie Reporter Breaks His Silence After Botching His Worldwide Exclusive With Adele

Australian journalist Matt Doran has broken his silence after reports surfaced he broke a cardinal rule.

The Channel 7 reporter was sent to London for a worldwide exclusive interview with Adele to celebrate the launch of her new album 30.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Doran reportedly appeared to not really know too much about the new music.

At one point during their meeting, Adele straight up asked the Aussie reporter what he thought of 30 and he admitted he hadn't listened to it yet.


Reports have been mixed on what exactly went down, with some outlets reporting this question happened in the middle of the interview and others saying it was after the official chat had wrapped up.

Some news reports also said Adele was offended by the admission and left, however others say she left because that was the end of their time together.

Well, Matt has finally opened up about how embarrassed he is about the whole ordeal.


He told The Australian: "When I sat down to interview Adele, I was totally unaware that I'd been emailed a preview of her unreleased album.

"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."

He said the whole thing has left him 'mortified and unequivocally apologetic', however he's clarified exactly what went down.

"Adele didn't storm out," he said. "In fact, it was the polar opposite."


He said their interview was extended by nine minutes, which is a lifetime with a celebrity of that calibre. Doran said he had only listened to 'Easy on Me' and told the singer he thought album was more about 'empowerment and hope' instead of 'heartbreak and divorce'.

Channel 7 reportedly paid $1 million for the opportunity, however Sony (who Adele is signed to) is refusing to release the footage of the interview.

It was meant to be played during Adele's An Audience With..., which was being shown on Channel 7, however the network had to run with other content.

While Doran was reportedly suspended for his blunder for two weeks, he revealed it wasn't a formal suspension.


Rival network Channel 10 has been very cheeky by showing snippets of the high-profile interview between Adele and Oprah because the channel is owned by CBS, who have the rights to it in the US.

Featured Image Credit: Matt Doran/Instagram

Topics: Entertainment, Adele, Australia

Stewart Perrie
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