Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has made his first appearance as TV host during an episode of CNN’s international global affairs program Amanpour.
During the broadcast, K-Rudd interviewed Chinese vice-finance minister Zhu Guangyao, UN executive director for climate change Christiana Figueres and climate change expert professor Lord Nicholas Stern.
He also made a terrible Ashes joke about an exchange with a customs official in a London Airport:
“He says to me, ‘what do you call an Australian who’s good with a bat’?”
“Respectfully, I replied, ‘I have no idea’.
“He then says to me, ‘a vet, of course’.”
— Kevin Rudd (@MrKRudd) August 28, 2015
— Alice Workman (@workmanalice) August 29, 2015
— Melinda Healy (@MelindaHealy) August 29, 2015
— DC (@DCglobal83) August 28, 2015
Kevin Rudd was one of the sanest politicians we had in the recent past, but he’s too stiff for a career in journalism. #Amanpour
— Illi Ferreira (@illimaniac) August 28, 2015
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