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Australian TV Host Matt Doran Gives On-Air Apology After He Insulted Adele

Matt Doran "missed" an email containing a preview link to Adele's latest album.

The journalist and co-host of the Australian TV show Weekend Sunrise Matt Doran concluded his broadcast on November 27 by addressing an embarrassing incident that drew storm on social media. Matt Doran recently admitted that while interviewing Adele, he disclosed that he had “only had the privilege of hearing” her new single Easy On Me.

However, Doran was previously offered the chance to listen to the singer’s entire long-awaited new album, 30. But he didn’t notice a work email containing a link attached to it, making him ill-prepared for the interview, which ultimately was never broadcast.

Doran begins his lengthy on-air apology on Morning Sunrise, “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. Doran continues, “I flew to London to interview Adele, an unspeakable privilege and what was to be one of the highlights of my career.”

Doran further explained where and what went wrong. Doran said most of the interview 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!”

Meanwhile, Doran also said that he learned “How ‘Go Easy on Me’ was conceived in part by singing acapella in the shower,” referring to the singer’s new single Easy on Me. Doran said that the interview lasted 29 minutes and called Adele profound, funny, raw and honest. Doran then quoted a lyric from the 10th track on the 30 alum, “Hold On,” which goes, “Sometimes forgiveness is easiest in secret.”

However, Adele has not yet responded publicly to Doran’s apology or to the initial reports of the interview mishap. During his on-air apology, Doran denied claims that the singer left their interview early. “The interview itself, Adele didn’t walk out,” he said. “It ran overtime.”

Credit: Official Twitter Account of Sunrise

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