A very amusing interview of Duncan Garner by Michele Hewitson. An extract:
So, I’ll tell you what he had to drink: the best part of a bottle of wine and five beers, plus two more after I left. Northing would give me greater pleasure than to be able to tell you he was rolling, and indiscreet.
Alas, the only discernable effect was that his cheeks turned a fetching shade of pink (which exactly matched his shirt) and he swore more, but no great surprise there, now, is there?
Duncan can hold his piss.
He’d sent an email suggesting we book the table under Mark Sainsbury’s name, so as to get star treatment.
Now that is a good idea.
He is relentlessly competitive. He talks about going head-to-head with his great mate and competitor, Guyon Espiner, at TVNZ, like the sports journo he used to be: “We’re here to knock each other out.” I asked about a rumour that he and Espiner collude on story angles which earned me one of his eruptions: “Complete crap. It’s bullshit. I’ve heard this rumour. It comes from print hacks.”
Both TV and print bosses hate it when one of their competitors runs an exclusive, which they didn’t have.Tags: Duncan Garner, Michelle Hewitson