WATCH: Australian DJs Behind ‘Royal Prank’ Speak Out
The media backlash against Australian radio hosts Mel Greig and Michael Christian has been fast and furious after the nurse who patched through their prank call on the hospital where the pregnant Kate Middleton was being treated committed suicide last week. The pair have reportedly been in hiding since the story broke, but gave a tearful interview today expressing their sorrow and regret over Jacintha Saldanha’s death.
“Unfortunately I remember that moment very well,” said Greig, speaking of the phone call she received that conveyed the tragic news, “because I haven’t stopped thinking about it since it happened. I remember my first question was, ‘Was she a mother?’.” Now that we have all learned that she was indeed a mother of two, her fellow presenter expressed his hope that the family receives “the love, the support, the care that they need.”
The DJs insisted that they never hoped to gain information on Kate’s condition:
“We thought a hundred people before us would’ve tried it. We thought it was such a silly idea and the accents were terrible and not for a second did we expect to speak to Kate, let alone have a conversation with anyone at the hospital. We wanted to be hung up on.”
Greig summed up her current state of mind following the tragic turn of events: “There is nothing that can make me feel worse than what I feel right now.”