A "mortified" Australian TV reporter has tried to explain how he bungled an exclusive interview with the singer Adele about her new album.

Matt Doran- from Channel 7- flew from Sydney to London on 4 November to meet Adele for her only Australian interview about her new album, 30.

Sony is refusing to release the footage.

Doran has now admitted he missed an e-card with a preview copy of her latest work.

"it was an oversight but not a deliberate snub.

“ This is the most important email I have ever missed. ” He went on to tell the title he was 'mortified and unequivocally apologetic' to the English singer for being so unprepared.

The host of Channel Seven's Weekend Sunrise, Matt Doran, and a crew flew to London for the chat, which was reportedly part of a A $ 1m package including broadcast rights to Adele ’ s One Night Only television special.

Journalist Matt Doran shared he was ‘mortified’ (Picture: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for NATAS)

It was to be a high-profile interview for Doran, who co-hosts a programme called Weekend Sunrise.

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The writer Tarla Lambert described it as "privilege personified".

She wrote in Women's Agenda : 'There are thousands upon thousands of highly qualified, talented reporters waiting in the wings who would kill for Matt Doran ’ s position.

"The fact that he thought it was reasonable to rock up to an interview with one of the world's most influential women, and fail to ask her about her work, is reason enough to give one of these other young hopefuls a chance."

Doran told the Australian he was "totally unaware" he was in possession of her album, which was only publicly released on Friday, a couple of weeks after Doran's London trip.

"I haven't listened to it," Doran reportedly responded.

Sony had veto rights on the interview as well as footage of Oprah Winfrey ’ s One Night Only special with Adele.

doran said he had "somehow missed the email on landing in london but denies initial reports that adele walked out on the interview.

"adele didn't storm out," he said.

in fact, it was the polar opposite.

what was meant to be 20 minutes was extended to 29 minutes.

"The majority of the chat was about the album.

I told her :' I 've only had the privilege of hearing Easy on Me, but not the other tracks. ’ "Doran also says he wasn't formally suspended from Sunrise, after reports suggested he ’ d been spoken to and suspended for two weeks.

"Go easy on me …," he tweeted.

But what do we know about the broadcaster?

When asked by Adele what he thought of her 30 album, Matt allegedly admitted he had not listened to it.

''when i sat down to interview adele, i was totally unaware that i'd been emailed a preview of her unreleased album.

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