Molly Meldrum is hoping his Sunday Evening particular will assist restore his friendship with Elton John.
The Channel 7 present, which the community is about to axe, will display screen Mollywood this Sunday at 8pm.
It would contact on the 2012 Sunday Evening interview the place a personal pre-interview chat between the 2 outdated buddies, the place Elton slammed Madonna, went to air – creating worldwide headlines.
Elton known as Madonna a “fairground stripper” and a “nightmare”.
Meldrum, who by no means watches something he does on TV earlier than or after it goes to air, assumed that personal footage wouldn’t be used.
Meldrum gave Elton John a Melbourne Storm jumper.
“I apologise to Elton, I am sorry all this mess occurred, but it surely wasn’t my fault,” Meldrum mentioned.
Madonna has forgiven the Aussie TV icon – Meldrum being given entrance row tickets to her final Australian tour.
Meldrum is trying ahead to attending the Hanging Rock gig on Elton’s farewell Australian tour, which runs for over three months this summer season, beginning in Perth on November 30.
“If he is nonetheless indignant with me, he can push me off the bloody rock!”
SCAN TO 7:38 FOR ELTON’S COMMENTS ON MADONNA:
Mollywood additionally options Meldrum’s chats with the likes of Katy Perry and Beyonce.
Meldrum filmed new interviews – speaking about his outdated interviews – with Sunday Evening host Mel Doyle over the previous few months.
“It is also bought all my errors,” Meldrum mentioned.
“You’ll be able to watch and see how I can mess something up, similar to that.”
Meldrum mentioned he was gutted Sunday Evening was being culled as a part of Channel 7’s brutal finances cuts.
Katy Perry throughout her 2013 interview with Molly Meldrum on Sunday Evening. Image: Channel 7
The community additionally axed its total Melbourne publicity workforce, a few of whom Meldrum labored with carefully for years, together with on the Molly miniseries.
“It is horrible when individuals lose their jobs, Sunday Evening was an awesome present with nice individuals engaged on it.”
Mollywood will air up towards the NRL Grand Remaining.
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Meldrum mentioned he is assured Cameron Smith from his beloved Melbourne Storm will play on, regardless of reviews he was set to retire.
“He is one of many best gamers of all time. I am certain he’ll be again subsequent yr.”
Molly Meldrum interviews Elton John in 1979 on Countdown. Image: AC