Shock jock Kyle Sandilands has slammed Andrew Denton as a 'non-believing arseh*le' after the television host's interview with self-proclaimed healer Charlie Goldsmith.
Goldsmith, who is the nephew of Olivia Newton-John and the younger half-brother of actor Tottie Goldsmith, claims that he can heal the sick with his touch. He claims he has been healing people for twenty years and that his 'powers' work '80 per cent of the time'.
Goldsmith was interviewed by Denton on his show Interview, last night. The segment divided viewers, with some labelling Goldsmith a 'con-artist', while others criticised the veteran interviewer for his perceived aggressive questioning.
Speaking about the interview on the Kyle and Jackie O Show, Sandilands made it clear he was not impressed with Denton's questions.
'I was so disappointed with Andrew Denton’s behaviour on the show,' the radio host said. 'He obviously is a nonbeliever and I just felt very uncomfortable for Charlie Goldsmith.'
Sandilands added that radio host Denton 'might as well have just come on and said, 'I don't believe you, you're a liar'.'
'The guy’s [Charlie Goldsmith] doing something that’s amazing doctors and helping people...he’s curing them in 60 secs...and Andrew Denton is a non-believing arsehole who was just attacking this bloke as far as I’m concerned.
Goldsmith later rang into the popular radio program and said he offered Denton and his producers to watch his work with patients before they sat down to film the interview, which he said is something he always offers before he sits down with media organisations.
'I insisted the same thing to Denton’s program so then it is an informed view,' Goldsmith said on KIIS FM.
'See it for yourself, give me patients to work on, I’ll do it...And they [Denton and his producers] really avoided seeing that and I think that for me it’s hard enough doing what I do without someone already deciding, without taking up my offer.'
Sandilands added one final blow to Denton, stating, 'Everyone keeps saying he’s the greatest interviewer ever, and after watching last night, I think he’s one of the worst ever!'