Interview shocker ranked chart success

Barry And District News: IN AT NUMBER 4: Jamie Edwards’s interview with Bruce Willis IN AT NUMBER 4: Jamie Edwards’s interview with Bruce Willis

A BARRY radio showbiz host has ranked fourth in the most shocking celebrity moments of 2013 in a television poll.

Former Romilly, Barry Comprehensive and Stanwell pupil turned Magic FM showbiz reporter Jamie Edwards finished ahead of Geordie Shore's Charlotte Crosby wetting her Celebrity Big Brother bed, Katie Price's shotgun, engagement, wedding, pregnancy and Justin Beiber losing his monkey, in the annual Channel 5 show.

Jamie’s listing followed his awkward interview with Bruce Willis, in which the star was supposed to be promoting his film Red 2, but instead acts totally disinterested and deflects questions about the film. The embarrassing episode was seen by more than two million people worldwide.

Jamie said: "I can't believe it's been as big as it has. I was getting calls to talk about it on radio and TV shows from all over the world, like South Africa, New Zealand, Ireland and Norway! I even appeared on America's CNN entertainment channel!

“Bruce got his comeuppance in the end. I found out that Sylvester Stallone heard about his antics and subsequently fired him from The Expendables 3, replacing him with Harrison Ford.

“I was beaten in the poll by Nigella Lawson's cocaine habit, the revelation that Simon Cowell is to be a dad, and Miley Cyrus's twerking at the MTV Awards.

"Beaten by Nigella's nose, Cowell's loins and Miley's backside puts me in a very unique place!

“Next time I'm doing an interview maybe I should stick my tongue out and grind against my interviewee if I want to make the top spot in 2014.”

He added: “The whole incident has certainly got my face recognised now. Quite a few of the celebrities I've interviewed since have seen it. Everyone thinks he was a complete idiot for what he did to me. I still think he was just trying to be funny and it spectacularly backfired. It's earned me the tag of the Nice Guy Interviewer though so it's clearly not done me any harm!

“I'm looking forward to next year! I gather Bruce has another new movie coming out, so it will be interesting to see if I get to chat with him again! "

The show is repeated on 5* at 9pm on January 4 and at 11pm on Channel 5 on January 5.


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