For six years Andrew Denton was considered the best interviewer in Australia.
On his ABC show, Enough Rope, he interviewed huge international names like Jerry Seinfeld, Michael Parkinson, Bono, and Helen Mirren. He also got inside the minds of some of Australia’s biggest talents including Steve Irwin and Rove McManus.
Now Denton, 57, has revealed the one interview that was so bad, it didn’t even make it to air.
When Brisbane’s 97.3’s Bianca, Terry & Bob asked Denton who he considers to be his worst guest ever, he hesitantly named and shamed.
“Maybe she was having a really bad day and it was via satellite, but she was so bad and so unpleasant, that we never even put it to air,” Denton told the hosts.
“It was Goldie Hawn.”
“It wasn’t just her, in fairness,” Denton explained. “It was her manager as well who called our producer the ‘c’ word.
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“It was just an awful experience and we just thought, ‘Well we’re not putting you to air… and goodbye.’”
Denton is returning to TV tonight for his new show on Channel Seven called Interview.
Earlier this year, Denton explained to Craig Bruce from the Game Changers: Radio podcast why he walked away from Enough Rope in 2008.