Adele reportedly walked out on an Australian TV host who flew 10,000 miles to interview her as part of a $725,000 deal — because he hadn’t listened to her new album.
Seven Network host Matt Doran flew from Sydney to London earlier this month to interview the “Hello” singer as part of a big-money deal that included rights to Adele’s Oprah Winfrey special and two-hour comeback concert, the Daily Telegraph said.
During the sit-down, Adele asked what the “Weekend Sunrise” host thought of her new album, “30” — only for him to reportedly admit, “I haven’t listened to it.”
Offended, Adele walked out on the interview — and her label, Sony, refused to allow Seven to use it, the paper said.
It left Australia “the only market in the world not to have a one-on-one with Adele” to promote her album launch, one Seven insider told the paper.
“Seven is obviously angry about it. Matt was reprimanded … He should have done the research,” the insider said, saying the host was suspended for two weeks.
Doran told The Australian that he is “mortified and unequivocally apologetic” to Adele, insisting it was a simple mistake.