Thu, 18 Apr, 2019
“Fire me!” Kerri-Anne Kennerley calls for Channel 10 execs to sack her
TV icon Kerri-Anne Kennerley isn’t a fan of the show Bachelor in Paradise. She slammed the reality TV show this morning on Studio 10 and urged Network 10 bosses to fire her if they don’t like her comments.
The reality show was talked about amongst the panel, which included co-hosts Sarah Harris, Joe Hildebrand and Yvie Jones. The hosts were discussing the backlash to Bachelor in Paradise’s Paddy Colliar’s creepy comments about the show’s first same-sex date.
Colliar’s comments were slammed on the show, as he explained that he’d “love to be a fly on the wall between those two”, and that he hoped that their date included “oil and, like, massages”.
He was referring to two women on the show who are going on a date.
He apologised for his comments after death threats were made about his insensitive comments on the show.
However, Kennerley wasn’t having a bar of it. After sitting in silence while the hosts discussed the reality TV show, Harris eventually attempted to get her take on the issue.
“Have you ever had women kissing on your shows on Midday and Mornings?” Harris asked the TV veteran. “That’s new?”
After a long pause, Kennerley responded with, “Seriously?”
She continued, “They put that stuff on because it’s titillating, and it’ll rate and stupid people with half a brain like Paddy will make those remarks.
“Yes, he is reflecting what a whole bunch of blokes do, but it’s only there because people are going to go ‘ooh, aah’. It’s moronic.”
Kennerley didn’t stop there.
“Sorry, we have got a lot of issues to discuss (on Studio 10) but trust me, this is not one. If people are excited by this, and that’s what they’re (Network 10) banking on in terms of the ratings, go and do it, fine.
“I have far more important things to think about and talk about,” Kennerley said angrily.
“I just think that’s titillating television that is moronic, but so is Bachelor in Paradise but that’s just me.
“I know it’s the network, sorry, so fire me now!”
The segment awkwardly ended with Studio 10 anchor Sarah Harris encouraging viewers to tune into tonight’s episode of Bachelor in Paradise.
“7.30 tonight on Ten … get behind it,” she said.
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