Kyle busted slagging off Aussie star
Kyle Sandilands ranted about an Aussie star and called him a "Z-lister", without realising the celebrity could hear every word he was saying.
The KIIS FM breakfast host recalled the incident this morning which occurred years ago when he and Jackie O were on 2Day FM.
The radio duo were set to interview Shane Jacobson that morning.
"I was in such a bad mood," Kyle said. "He (Shane) was on a satellite feed in Melbourne in a studio hearing us, waiting to come on and do an interview."
Kyle explained that it was a very busy morning and they had lots to get through, but one of his "very annoying" producers kept reminding him about the interview with Jacobson.
"'What about Shane? He's waiting!'" the producer repeated, according to Kyle.
"I screamed at the producer and said, 'I don't give a f**k about Kenny the dunny guy,'" Kyle recalled, referring to Jacobson's 2006 movie Kenny. "He can wait all f***ing day for all I care.'"
Jackie O said that Kyle actually said even worse on the morning in question. "You called him a Z-lister," she reminded him on air. "You said, 'I'm not prerecording this Z-lister. Nobody even knows who he is.'
"It was awful," she said.
What Kyle didn't realise at the time was that Jacobson could hear his rant.
"He heard the whole thing," the radio star said. "I felt bad," Kyle said.
"I actually played everything that I said off air, I played it all to the audience.
"I wasn't angry at him; I was angry at the idiot producer who was so annoying."
Jacobson wasn't too bothered though, with Kyle saying: "He was good about it and he had a laugh about it.
"I felt for him because I thought if that was me hearing someone, I'd bash them nearly to death," Kyle continued. "I know I would. I wouldn't be able to handle it."
Jackie praised Jacobson as "the biggest sweetheart" and added, "You'll never meet a nicer guy in your life."
Kyle told the story on air this morning in response to a story from the UK where a BBC weatherman announced on air he wasn't a fan of singer Rick Astley, unaware that Astley was waiting to be interviewed on the show and could hear his comments.
Originally published as Kyle busted slagging off Aussie star