Adele 30: Australian journalist Matt Doran ‘apologetic’ after interviewing singer without listening to new album | Ents & Arts News

An Australian TV reporter who’s “million dollar” interview with Adele was canned after he admitted not listening to her new album is “mortified and unequivocally apologetic”.

Matt Doran, who works for Channel 7, and a crew flew to London ahead of the singer’s first new LP in six years, 30.

After carrying out the interview, it is said that Adele asked Doran if he had listened to her album – and he said he had not.

As part of the deal agreed for the sit-down, it is reported that Sony had veto rights over the chat – and subsequently said it could not be broadcast.

The Australian Daily Telegraph reports that the deal negotiated by Channel 7 was worth $1m (£540,000) as it included rights to Adele’s chat with Oprah Winfrey.

Following the debacle, Doran said he had missed an email with a preview copy of the album on it while flying to London on 4 November.

The album came out on Friday.

Doran told The Australian he is “mortified and unequivocally apologetic” about…

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