Rebecca Maddern and Mike Amor’s now infamously hot mic rant about Novak Djokovic has made its way to Jimmy Kimmel Live! in the U.S
The comedian, 54, played the moment on Thursday’s episode of the show and joked that “all the news” should be so unfiltered.
“It’s a really big story Down Under, and one that led to this exchange on TV news where these anchors apparently didn’t know they were on the air,” he said before introducing the clip.
Viral: Rebecca Maddern and Mike Amor’s now infamous hot microphone rant about Novak Djokovic has made its way to Jimmy Kimmel Live! after the comedian played the clip on Thursday’s show
‘Why isn’t all the news like this? I watched the news every night,” he laughed.
“I think he’s an asshole… Now let’s see Ron at the Channel 9 Weather Centre,” he joked.
Seven has enjoyed a surge in ratings after Rebecca and Mike’s leaked off-air expletive-laden rant about tennis star Novak Djokovic.
More viewers tuned in to 7News to see if Maddern or Amor would address the leak during Wednesday’s 6 p.m. news bulletin — which they didn’t.
“Why isn’t all the news like this?” The comedian, 54, played the moment on Thursday’s episode of the show and joked that ‘all the news’ should be so unfiltered
Wednesday night’s bulletin saw an increase of 40,000 viewers compared to Tuesday night.
The 6pm Wednesday bulletin had 301,000 viewers from across Melbourne tuning in. By comparison, Tuesday’s bulletin at 6 p.m. had 261,000.
Seven’s 6:30 p.m. news that same night held 291,000 more viewers.
The ratings still lagged behind Nine news, which usually dominates the ratings for news in the major metro cities.
Follow-up: More viewers tuned in to 7News to see if Maddern or Amor would address the leak during Wednesday’s 6pm news bulletin — which they didn’t
Nine News Melbourne had 322,000 viewers for their 6pm bulletin on Wednesday evenings.
It was still an unexpected boost in viewership for Seven, who are still racing to track down the culprit behind the forceful tirade leak and possibly report the incident to the police.
Network sources at Seven have since accused the subtitling company Ai-Media as being primarily responsible for the leak.
Ai-Media Chief executive Tony Abrahams is now leading an internal investigation into whether Ai-Media was involved in the recording or sharing of the footage, according to The Australian.
Investigation: Seven are still racing to track down the culprit of the explosive-laden tirade leak and possibly report the incident to the police. Network sources have since accused subtitling company Ai-Media as the main responsible
Seven employees have been cleared of any wrongdoing related to the leak due to the timestamp visible in the footage, which does not appear on Seven’s internal video outputs.
On Wednesday, both Seven and Ai-Media sat down for “high-level discussions” about the incident.
The accused company, Ai-Media, is a subtitling company that provides subtitles for many Australian TV and streaming networks, including Seven and Nine.
They have been working with Seven since 2016.
Serious: Wednesday, both Seven and Ai-Media sat down for ‘high-level discussions’
In the footage, which went viral on Tuesday night, news anchor Rebecca Maddern and veteran broadcaster Mike Amor criticized Djokovic after a court ruled he could stay in Australia.
Maddern said, “Any way you look at it, Novak Djokovic is a lying, sneaky bastard. ‘
Amor added, “That’s it, I mean, he’s an asshole. He got a damn excuse and then fell over his own damn lies. It’s just what happens, right, that’s what happened.
Maddern has since apologized to her bosses for badly voicing the world’s #1.
Context: The leaked footage, which went viral Tuesday night, shows news anchor Rebecca Maddern and veteran broadcaster Mike Amor criticizing Djokovic after a court ruled he could stay in Australia
Djokovic had landed in Australia with a medical exemption from vaccination because he tested positive for Covid-19 on December 16, but was detained for five days when border police officials refused the exemption.
He has since been released, but it is still unclear whether he will be able to play in the Australian Open from January 17.
Djokovic could already be expelled from the country on Thursday after inconsistencies arose between his affidavit and social media posts.
The world’s No. 1 hopes to compete in the Melbourne tournament hang in the balance as more questions are raised about his visa application and Covid-19 vaccine waiver.
Rant: The world’s number 1 (pictured) was called a ‘lying, secretly, a *** hole’ in the leaked images