Kyle Sandilands slates 2Day FM, Merrick Watts and claims new KiisFM show will be number one

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Kyle Sandilands has attacked his former employer 2Day FM describing program controller Guy Dobson as a “fuckwit”, claiming there is “no direction at the station and describing the new breakfast lineup as “a mess” in an explosive interview in the Sunday Telegraph.

The radio DJ, who starts his new breakfast show with long-time on air partner Jackie ‘O’ Henderson next Monday, took the opportunity to hit out at the new 2Day FM Breakfast show with the Stars lineup of Merrick Watts, Jules Lund, Sophie Monk and Mel B, labelling Watts as a “fuckhead” and claiming the former Spice Girl would only be on board for three months.

Claiming the pair were “bored” at Southern Cross Austereo Sandilands said the duo’s new KiisFM breakfast show on the Australian Radio Network (ARN) will be number one in the first radio ratings with a nine per cent share, saying: “I’m so sorry, but I totally believe that. I think we will take all of our listeners … that’s what I so arrogantly believe.

“Put it this way, if my favourite show is Revenge on Channel 7 and it shows up on Channel 9 – I’d still watch it.

“I don’t care where it is, I just want to watch it. If they stop selling Kit-Kat’s at the 7/11 and only sold them at the Shell servo … well, that’s where I’d be at.”

After Dobson described the pair as “out of date” in an interview Sandilands said : “Guy Dobson is a f…wit. I’m sorry, but he seriously won’t be employed in the next maybe three months.”

On Watts he said: “Poor old Merrick over there, running around and telling everyone I got fired. Well, now he is going to experience the same old s*** bricks that we had to, day in and day out. And I don’t think that team will get on. Because Merrick is a f…head.”

On the new 2DayFM breakfast show: “Well Mel is only there for three months, one hour a day. That won’t last…They would have done that because they had Merrick, Sophie Jules, and thought f***, this isn’t good enough. Let’s get Mel to do it.

“I know that already for a fact, she’s only there for three months, one hour a day as guest, which to me, feels like interviewing the same person everyday which would be a nightmare.”

On negotiating with new employer ARN:  “The program director (Duncan Campbell) and CEO (Ciaran Davis) were saying; ‘What are we going to do and how are we going to win’. And they said you write down something on a piece of paper and I’ll write it down – you know the old thing, and they both wrote down that they needed this show.

“And they told me this story and I said; Well that’s great, and that’s how it all started.

“And they knew they were in for it. It’s not a cheap show to run. But our support staff are good as well and they are all high paid.”


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