“He was in a filthy mood”: Triple M’s Gus Worland reveals best and worst celebrities to interview
Triple M radio star Gus Worland is celebrating 10 years on radio as he hosts Moonman in the Morning with Lawrence Mooney and Jess Eva.
After reflecting on his time in radio, he’s revealed which two celebrities were the most disappointing out of the hundreds that he’s interviewed.
Worland spoke to news.com.au to mark the milestone and reveal which celebrities are the best and worst ones to interview.
“The best, the number one standout, is Hulk Hogan,” he said. “He was actually meant to go to Kyle and Jackie O (who at the time were broadcasting on 2Day FM which is in the same building as Triple M) who were one level above us.
“But the security guy that let him into the building just assumed, ‘Oh, he must be here for Triple M.’
“Hulk Hogan wasn’t going to sit outside the studio and wait, he literally busted through the door when we were halfway through a break and all of a sudden Hulk Hogan was there,” Worland said. “That was a real highlight.”
Other celebrities that were a joy to interview include Rick Astley, Michael Buble and Michael Parkinson.
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The worst celebrities include an Aussie motorcyclist and a Hollywood action star.
“The one we disliked the most was Steven Seagal who is the perfect actor for Triple M listeners but he’s always been very difficult,” Worland said.
“Every single time Seagal’s been on he just hasn’t wanted to play or even talk about the reason he’s actually on the show for. I’ve never watched a Seagal movie since. I just look at him now and think, ‘What’s wrong with you, brother?’
“Wayne Gardner (former 500cc Motorcycle World Champion) was a bit of a knob-end too,” the Triple M host said.
“He was in a filthy mood and we wanted to talk about a whole lot of things from motorcycling to V8s and he just didn’t want to play. He gave really short answers and there were no explanations when we asked for a story. We ended up not even airing it.
“When you meet someone that you’ve looked up to and they don’t play ball, it does leave a bit of a sour taste in your mouth,” he added.