Australian radio hosts put in their two cents about The Edge's prank
Australian radio show hosts have told More FM staff to "pull it together".
The Edge's bad-taste prank on More FM co-host Simon Barnett has made it to the other side of the Tasman where hosts of a morning breakfast show The Kyle and Jackie O Show shared a similar version of an 'interview' with Tom Cruise, that turned out to be an imposter, before playing the More FM and The Edge prank to its Sydney listeners.
In an Australian prank made a few years ago, co hosts Kyle Sandilands and Jackie Henderson phoned 'Tom Cruise', but realised straight away the person was an imposter.
The imposter was seeking revenge on Henderson for an apparent prank she had played on him some time ago.
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"He fooled all of our producers into thinking he was Tom Cruise," Henderson said.
The presenters then introduced the New Zealand version of events, describing More FM as "an older station".
"Si is the biggest Tom Cruise fan, anyone that listens to the show knows its his dream to meet or talk to Tom Cruise," Henderson said.
She played the segment of the interview where Barnett told 'Tom Cruise' that he had a man crush on the Hollywood star, who is in New Zealand for filming of his movie Mission: Impossible 6.
And then went on to play the point where The Edge hosts Jay-Jay Harvey and husband and co-host Dominic Harvey chimed in on the interview.
"To say it was awkward would be an understatement," Henderson said
Sandilands said "it was a bit of an overreaction".
"Pull it together."
Henderson went on to explain "apparently the S-H-I-T has hit the fan".
"We wanted to speak to the guys from The Edge and apparently they're not allowed to talk and they are in lots of trouble," she said.
But Sandilands was not sympathetic to the situation that many New Zealanders have labelled 'workplace bullying'.
"I thought it was brilliant, it's a little bit of fun."
"This is the biggest publicity they've ever had in their life.
"It's just radio man, it's taking the piss."
"Take it for what it was - you got duped ya old fools."
Jay-Jay made an apology on her Facebook page yesterday to "anyone else who was offended" by the prank.
However, The Edge's Twitter page is still promoting the prank.