Sometimes you say things, even write things, you go on to regret. Today I am experiencing that sickening feeling of knowing my public statements were simply too much
Yesterday was an emotional day for me. I watched as a show I worked very hard on for many years completely changed format. It would be fair to say the changes did not sit well with me.
Unlike other people who would probably talk to their partners about this, I have this annoying habit of speaking publicly – whether it be on podcasts, videocasts or twitter.
Last night I spoke from the heart while recording the TV Blackbox Podcast and those comments have since been published in an article on The Daily Mail. In the cold light of day, I look back at those remarks and I have regrets.
It’s one thing for me to disagree with the changes to Studio 10, but it’s another to pour scorn on the people working hard behind the scenes to deliver four hours of television.
You know you’ve gone too far when people you respect reach out to you to let you know.
I will admit when I see these quotes in a publication attributed to me, I don’t feel good about it:
‘lazy, boring television’
‘A piece of shit, no matter how much you roll it in glitter, is a piece of shit. It was woeful.’
How arrogant people must think I am.
So, because I made those comment publicly so I am going to apologise publicly. To all those people who work their arses off each and every day – I am sorry.
I’ve always thought I should be able to comment about Studio 10 as part of my job being a media commentator, but the simple fact is I can never comment without bias.
So, from now on I will leave the commentary to others.
Good luck to everyone who works on the show, it’s (finally) time for me to move on.
And for the record I think Sarah and Tristan make a great team.