Model Bridget Malcolm refuses to return to Kyle & Jackie O Show, implores hosts to be better
Model and mental health advocate Bridget Malcolm has revealed she rejected an offer to appear on Sydney’s #1 Breakfast program because of its previous form with regards to disrespecting women.
Malcolm said last time she went on the show was after her appearance in the 2015 Victoria’s Secret fashion show, and she was confronted by the line of questioning from co-host Kyle Sandilands.
“Last time that I did the Kyle & Jackie O Show, I was about 25 or so, 25, and I had just done the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Show. I thought I was going to be discussing, you know, the Victoria’s Secret show and all that exciting stuff. And I get there and Kyle, charming fellow that he is, asked me if I watched Kendall Jenner get naked and changed backstage,” Malcolm said in a video online.
She then showed viewers a recent email exchange between herself and a show producer, in which Malcolm is invited back on the program.
“And so I responded… ‘Thank you very much for the offer, however I’ll have to decline at this stage. Last time I was asked live on air if I looked at Kendall Jenner while she was naked getting changed. Given the extreme lack of respect this statement shows towards women, I think you understand why I do not feel comfortable returning,'” Malcolm said, reading her email.
She finished with a call to action for the radio host: “Do better, Kyle.”
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KIIS 106.5’s owner, the Australian Radio Network (ARN), has been approached for comment.