Pete Evans appeared on Nine’s 60 Minutes Sunday night, but viewers didn’t have to turn the television on to watch the episode.
At the same time the episode went to air on Nine, Evans posted the raw, unedited version of the interview on his YouTube channel.
The move follows a comment from a fan on his Facebook page who couldn’t believe Evans trusted 60 Minutes, with the celebrity chef suggesting he was playing a “game of chess” with the news program.
The fan wrote: “Pete I cannot believe you trusted 60 Minutes, well known for editing to sensationalise.
“Even the promo is not flattering to you. I wish you luck.”
Evans responded: “I trusted them to do what they do best – I hope that makes sense.
“This is a game of chess that I enjoy playing. Look at who they sent in to do the interview and how this has been perceived.”
In an Instagram post with a link to the YouTube video, Evans explained his decision to share the unedited footage of the interview: “We don’t have free to air tv so I will not be watching 60 Minutes tonight I trust they will do a wonder filled story of hope and love and bringing the community together to evolve through this period … Enjoy the show and I invite you down the rabbit hole with me.”
It is unclear whether 60 Minutes knew Evans was filming the interview.
In the YouTube video description box, Evans wrote: “Apologies as I wished to have the whole interview filmed, however we were instructed just before recording, not to film the reporter asking the questions, so you are stuck with me I am sorry,” he wrote.
In a separate social media post earlier in the week, Evans said he wanted to share the full interview in case 60 Minutes “make it a sensationalist piece.”
B&T has approached Nine for comment.
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said Meta’s decision to stop paying for Australian news is “not the Australian way” and that he is “very concerned” about the announcement. Meta today confirmed it will walk away from funding Aussie journalism once the current content deals expire in what is a significant blow to Australia’s largest publishers. […]
The Australian media industry has responded to Meta’s decision to walk away from funding Aussie journalism once the current content deals expire. In a blow to local media outlets, Meta said it will not enter negotiations to extend deals to pay Australian media companies for the news that appears on its platforms. Michael Miller, News […]
Free TV has said that today’s announcement by Meta that it will not be renewing any of the deals struck with Australian media companies for use of news content on its platforms should be met with swift action by the government. Meta today revealed it will walk away from funding Aussie journalism once the current content […]
NOVA Entertainment has today announced the launch of a refreshed brand identity for FIVEAA, Adelaide’s premier commercial talkback station. The forward-looking brand refresh reflects FIVEAA’s new lineup and vision while paying homage to the station’s previous logo and rich heritage. Built upon the new tagline of Always Adelaide, the new direction celebrates the ‘AA’ branding […]
Australian social and content marketing workflow platform Fabulate has won big at the industry’s annual AiMCO Awards, taking out the highly competitive Best Influencer Marketing Technology Service category. Lead image: Fabulate team at Aimco Awards The win saw the start up platform, which has a team of around 50, receive the industry recognition against competitor […]
Australia’s newest transformative TV technology, Hubbl, will be on sale from March 10 in Harvey Norman and JB Hi-Fi retail stores nationally and via Hubbl.com.au. Lead Image: Foxtel CEO Patrick Delany at Hubbl Launch. Also from March 10, Hubbl will unveil a national advertising campaign starring brand ambassadors Hamish Blake and Andy Lee. The multi-channel […]
Marking a historic moment, THE LUME Melbourne will welcome original pages from Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Atlanticus to Australian shores for the first time, as they touch down on March 9, before going on display to the public from March 16, when Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius presented by Webuild opens to […]
Eyeota, a Dun & Bradstreet company and a global source of data for digital marketing, have selected Proximic by Comscore, a leading provider of audience and content targeting solutions for programmatic activation, as its preferred partner for making its full taxonomy of audience segments available for contextual cookieless targeting.