Kyle and Jackie O Show in recess
Kyle Sandilands’ management has advised Austereo that he is unable to perform his duties on-air at this time.
Returning from his honeymoon in New Zealand to break the news to Austereo, Sandilands’ decision follows a segment that aired on the show in which a 14-year-old girl was strapped to a lie detector and asked about her sex life when it was revealed the girl had been raped.
In a statement released by the radio brand, it stressed that the decision was made in full consultation with Sandilands’ co host Jackie O.
“Following a great deal of consideration and having consulted Jackie O and all stakeholders, Austereo has formed the view that it is in the interest of all parties, for the Kyle & Jackie O Show to go into recess until we have completed an across-the-networks review of the principals and protocols of our interaction with our audience,” explained the statement.
It is speculated that Sandilands job on Australian Idol is also under review by Network Ten following the stunt.