KIIS FM’s Intern Pete in hot water after cringeworthy radio stunt
KIIS FM’s Intern Pete is well known for his stunts on the top rating Kyle and Jackie O Show. From spray painting himself gold for the Logies to asking inappropriate questions of celebrities, he’s done it all.
But, this time he may have taken it too far after gate-crashing Thursday’s Steve Smith media conference on his return from South Africa.
Ok all who asked me, here’s a video of that tool from the Kyle and Jackie O show. It was a dumb stunt at the expense of a shattered man pic.twitter.com/HBvDsKSw7F
— Natasha Robinson (@NC_Robinson) March 29, 2018
As the former cricket skipper broke down as he spoke of the ball tampering scandal and his year-long ban from the sport he loves, Intern Pete Deppeler has bizarrely began quizzing the distraught cricketer about Married At First Sight.
“I want to let you know the perspective from non-sports committing Australians, to see you upset tonight is very sad.
“We asked our listeners, as I said we are not a sports show, we asked our listeners what we thought about this and we have … mate I’ve got to tell you hold your head up a little bit high for what you have done.
“… Because what has actually been worse is what Dean and Davina did on Married At First Sight.”
And it hasn’t gone down well on social media with some people demanding he be sacked.
Hey @Peter_Deppeler you’re a fucking idiot mate. You’re not funny, you’re not clever, you’re actually just a dickhead. @kyleandjackieo should be embarrassed having been a part of such a farce. Such an important moment put in further disgrace by your behaviour. Get a life.
— Adam Joseph (@AdamJosephSport) March 29, 2018
Hi Tom. Kyle & Jackie O aren’t on 2DayFM. Please send all comments to @KIIS1065. Have a nice night!
— 104.1 2DayFM (@2DayFM) March 29, 2018
Would have loved to be in the presser to give it to him afterwards. Will be cooking Big Macs within five years.
— Daniel Garb (@DanielGarb) March 29, 2018
— Matthew Oliver (@MattTurfie) March 29, 2018
Deppeler is currently trending on Twitter.
UPDATE: An ARN spokesperson has issued the following statement to Radio Today:
“The ball tampering incident has evoked an extraordinary reaction from a broad range of Australian audiences, both those who follow cricket, and those who don’t know anything about the sport.
“Obviously the majority of those asking questions at the airport tonight were sports journalists, unlike Intern Pete, so Pete’s question was framed for those who don’t follow cricket.
“But as you can hear when you listen to the audio of the question, Pete genuinely felt for Steve, as he tried to inject some warmth to what was a difficult situation.”