News.com.au yesterday published a piece about how the Kyle and Jackie O show was repeating segments on different days without telling listeners about it. An Australian Radio Network spokesman told the title yesterday’s show was a “best of” program. “Some elements of today’s show had aired previously, this was due to Kyle being unwell and a short turn around to get the show to air at 6am.” Which is all well and good, news.com.au’s Matt Young wrote, but listeners weren’t told the segments were old.
This morning, Sandilands hit back at the outlet, saying he was sick of papers publishing “lies” about him.
“I’m sick and tired of reading things in the newspaper that are outright lies. Even when they contact me for a comment, I might as well not even answer because they just write what they want anyway.”
“But pretty much to wrap things up, over the past few weeks I have had a couple of days off, I haven’t been feeling that well, and it goes on and off, some days good, some days not good. But the truth is, you know, I think i’m still trying to deal with the death of my dad — and I just wanted to keep it private, but I’ve gotta put it out there now.”
“I don’t want all the doom and gloom and people speculating, but you read things online, you know accusing us of tricking listeners and ‘Kyle’s chucking sickies’ and i got a little bit annoyed and then I thought, ‘hang on, don’t be ashamed of actually missing your father. The guy’s died.”
“I’ve gotta come on here everyday, which I love, but some days I just can’t do the fun, do you know what I mean?”
“Darl, you don’t have to explain yourself,” said co-host Jackie O. Sandilands responded: “I feel like I do, because there’s lies about car accidents and I’ve ‘fled the scene’ and it’s just typical, weird lies. I just can’t stand liars.”