- AJ Odudu is the host of ITV’s “Celebrity Karaoke Club.”
- She said on the latest episode that Bruce Willis wouldn’t answer her questions in a press junket interview.
- Odudu added that Willis got his publicist to rip up the tape of the interview.
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A British TV presenter called out Bruce Willis on her show for being “absolutely appalling” during a press junket interview with her.
AJ Odudu, the host of ITV2’s musical game show “Celebrity Karaoke Club,” said the “Die Hard” actor had the recording of the interaction destroyed.
On an episode of the second season released this week, Odudu started a conversation about disappointing meetings with celebrities by revealing her “big disappointment” saying: “I’ll tell you all, Bruce Willis. Absolutely appalling right.”
She went onto explain how the interaction led to her being banned from press junkets for three months. Odudu said, “I was interviewing him in a press junket. They give you, like, three minutes, and they vet all your questions and he knows what’s coming. He was basically sat there going, ‘Next … next.’
“He then gets his publicist to tell me how much he hated me, and said that I’m not allowed to leave the building with the tape. Ripped it up in front of me, and I was barred from film junkets for three months. At the beginning of my career!”
Representatives for Willis did not respond to Insider’s request for comment.
Willis rarely does press and when he does it is usually televised rather than for print. In 2013, he apologized after facing criticism for a lacklustre appearance on BBC’s “The One Show,” for which he blamed jetlag.
“I have to apologize,” he later told UK radio station Xfm, according to The Guardian. “I didn’t get very many compliments about it. They said it was a little stale. But I was so jetlagged. I’m very sorry, you kids on ‘The One Show.'”
Willis added: “I’m sure it’s not their problem. I was a little bit boring, I think. I had a little sinking spell, that’s all.”