The most disliked on-air personalities of 2012

In this roundup from the Encore and Mumbrella Annual, we look back at the seven most disliked on-air personalities from the last 12 months. 

1. Kyle Sandilands

While the public don’t seem to like Kyle Sandilands all that much, his Sydney breakfast radio show remains number one among the FM commercial stations.

2. Matthew Newton

Broadcasters and producers have stayed away from the troubled Matthew Newton who has been diagnosed with a mental illness and is living in the US. It looks unlikely he will return to our screens any time soon.

3. Sam Newman

Newman is no stranger to public backlash and has been hauled over the coals for sexist and racist on-air comments. In May he angered anti-drug advocates when he pretended to smoke a bong on TV.

4. Ben Cousins

The good-looking Ben Cousins should be perfect talent but he has struggled with drug issues in the media spotlight and, as recently as April this year, was charged with cannabis possession.

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5. Brynne Edelsten

Socialite Brynne Edelsten stepped into the spotlight in 2011 in Seven series Dancing with the Stars before fly-on-the-wall reality series Brynne Edelsten, My Bedazzled Life aired this year delivering mediocre ratings.

6. Pauline Hanson

Famous fiery redhead Pauline Hanson showed her human side during last year’s premiere season of Celebrity Apprentice but according to Encore’s survey of the public in June this year, it wasn’t enough to endear Aussies to the politician.

7. Brendan Fevola

Brendan Fevola had been off air since 2009 when he appeared drunk during Nine’s The Footy Show. He competed on Dancing with the Stars this year.


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