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Molly Meldrum's 'off-the-record' conversation with Elton John

Posted by: Ellen Feely | 6 August, 2012 - 12:00 PM
Molly Meldrum Elton John Sunday Night Channel 7

Molly Meldrum is involved in editorial controversy over comments made by Elton John concerning Madonna which aired on Channel 7's Sunday Night program last night.

IMAGE: Molly Meldrum interview Elton John on Sunday Night (Source: Channel 7)

In the Sunday night interview, Elton described Madonna as a "f---ing fairground stripper" whose career was over.

"Why is she such a nightmare? Sorry, her career is over. Her tour has been a disaster and it couldn't happen to a bigger c---," Elton John said.

3AW's entertainment reporter Peter Ford told Ross and John he had been contacted by Elton John's publicity team, first saying the claims made by Molly Meldrum were rubbish.

Pete Ford said after telling Elton John's representative that the claims had aired on television, he was told that the conversation was allegedly 'off-the-record'.

"Elton's been around long enough to know that if there's a camera there and someone's standing behind it with a red light on... It's still being recorded," Peter Ford told 3AW Breakfast.

Speaking with 3AW Breakfast, Molly Meldrum said he was taken aback by Elton John's comments attacking Madonna.

"I love Elton, but when he launched into Madonna I slightly went into shock because Madonna also is a friend of mine," Molly Meldrum told Ross and John. "But I have to say that she has been very naughty of late."

Peter Ford said Molly Meldrum had a good enough relationship with Elton John to not do the wrong thing by him.

"Unless you actually specify it's off the record, then everything is up for grabs," he said.

Peter Ford said he had been asked to give Molly Meldrum's phone number to Elton's publicity team, as Elton was demanding he speak with him, but he respectfully declined.

LISTEN: Molly Meldrum and Peter Ford speak with 3AW Breakfast:

Blog comments Your Say

  • Ian Meldrum what a tool its a pity he didnt live in a 3 story home .. What is his claim to fame ..did he ever have a real job i dont think so maybe it was being at the right place at the right time .. The saints should dump this hammer , screwdriver , pliers . he is such a tool AND whats with the stupid hat ..

    Gino Tommasi Wednesday 12 December, 2012 - 5:50 PM
  • Elton, you are my favorite artist ever but you are now damaging your own brand, hang up your microphone.

    Philip Monday 10 September, 2012 - 9:50 AM
  • I think Elton has no success, and Madonna is !!!!!!!
    So Elton, leave the show for the Queen !!!
    Thank you old fat guy !!!!!!!

    Paulo Thursday 16 August, 2012 - 9:14 PM
  • elton otsells madonna anytime . she is most overrated artist ever!

    simon Saturday 11 August, 2012 - 5:59 AM
  • Sorry seems to be the hardest word!

    A.Milbourne Wednesday 8 August, 2012 - 7:15 PM
  • madonna should have given the game away years ago

    rod fallon Wednesday 8 August, 2012 - 1:56 PM

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