Matt Doran was force-fed some humble pie at the beginning of the month when Adele reportedly got up and walked out of an interview after he failed to listen to her album before interviewing her
Australian television presenter Matt Doran has been brutally mocked by Adele fans over an Instagram post he shared before enduring a failed interview with the singer.
The 37-year-old Aussie TV host flew from Down Under to London to interview the 33-year-old singer earlier this month as part of a $1 million (£540,000) package for the network he works for, Seven.
The journalist was intended to speak to Adele for an exclusive interview that would air in Australia alongside two documentaries about the star – namely Oprah Winfrey’s One Night Only show and ITV’s An Audience With Adele Special.
However, Adele reportedly stormed out of her interview with Matt when he confessed he hadn’t listened to her new album, titled 30, and the exclusive chat has been banned from ever being aired.
Ahead of his interview, Dan shared a snap via Instagram of himself and two crew members posing in London before the sit-down.
The Australian interviewer captioned the photo: “Back at it with the boys! This one is going to be pretty special.”
But now that it has emerged his interview ended in disaster and has been canned, fans of Adele have been brutally mocking his unearthed snap.
One wrote in the comments section of the post: “This picture did not age well at all.”
While another mockingly commented: “It turns out, it was not going to be special.”
The retroactive comments have come after Adele allegedly walked off her interview with Matt after he admitted he hadn’t listened to her new album before interviewing her.
However, Matt himself has claimed his interview did go ahead, lasted nine minutes longer than expected, and explained the reason he hadn’t listened to the new record.
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 insisted: “Adele didn’t storm out. In fact, it was the polar opposite. What was meant to be 20 minutes was extended to 29 minutes.
“The majority of the chat was about the album. I told her: ‘I’ve only had the privilege of hearing Easy on Me, but not the other tracks.’
“As part of a long discussion about the new album, I remark that it would be reductive to say it’s about heartbreak and divorce; instead, it’s about empowerment and hope.”
Meanwhile, the star and his co-host Kylie Gillies have taken to mocking the mishap.
Kylie asked Matt on-air: “With [the new album] being called 30, we’ve been asking in droves – how old is Adele? It’s only right we should ask Australia’s biggest Adele fan, Matt Doran…”
And Matt joked in response: “I am a monstrous fan, Kylie.”