Andrew Denton returns to TV as host of talk show, Interview. Picture: Justin Lloyd
Andrew Denton returns to TV as host of talk show, Interview. Picture: Justin Lloyd

Denton reveals his worst celeb guest of all time

ANDREW Denton has revealed which famous actor was so bad when he interviewed her that he refused to let it air on TV.

Denton will return to TV tonight on Channel Seven with his new show, Interview, similar to his hit show Enough Rope which he hosted from 2003 to 2008.

Denton's question that stumped Matt Damon

In an interview with 97.3's Bianca, Terry & Bob, Denton was asked who he considers to be his worst guest ever.

"Maybe she was having a really bad day and it was via satellite, but she was so bad and so unpleasant actually that we never even put it to air," Denton said before announcing, "it was Goldie Hawn."

Goldie Hawn wasn’t a pleasure to interview. Picture: Sarah Matray
Goldie Hawn wasn’t a pleasure to interview. Picture: Sarah Matray

"It wasn't just her, in fairness," Denton said. "It was her manager as well who called our producer the 'c' word.

"It was just an awful experience and we just thought, 'Well we're not putting you to air, and goodbye.'"

The radio trio also asked Denton which guest shocked him the most during the 500 interviews he conducted on Enough Rope.

"Rolf Harris," Denton replied.

"I went to interview him and as the interview went on it got darker and darker and there was this clear self-hatred coming out, none of which I had had a clue about from all my research.

"I remember driving away from that interview and saying to my producer, 'I'm paid to do this for a living but I have no idea what just happened there.'

"I think we know why there was such self-hatred, but at the time who could have guessed?"

Interview will kick off tonight on Channel Seven at 9pm with Denton's first guests to be swimming sisters Cate and Bronte Campbell and Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant.

Andrew Denton with Rolf Harris on Enough Rope.
Andrew Denton with Rolf Harris on Enough Rope.


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