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Dan Walker and Sally Nugent slammed for ‘painful’ Damon Albarn interview on BBC Breakfast

‘Car crash TV at its finest’: Dan Walker and Sally Nugent slammed for ‘painful’ Damon Albarn interview on BBC Breakfast


Dan Walker and Sally Nugent were slammed by viewers for their ‘painful’ interview with Damon Albarn on BBC Breakfast on Tuesday. 

The hosts were criticised for asking the legendary Blur frontman repeated questions about his mullet hairstyle, rather than about his new single Particles. 

‘This Damon Albarn segment has been car crash TV at its finest. I started to wonder if I was still asleep,’ wrote one scornful fan. 

‘This has been car crash TV at its finest’: Dan Walker and Sally Nugent were slammed by viewers for their ‘painful’ interview with Damon Albarn on BBC Breakfast on Tuesday

After showing a clip from the hitmaker’s new single, Dan and Sally launched into an interrogation about his former mullet hairstyle. 

Sally quizzed the star: ‘I like to ask the most significant questions on Breakfast,” the host began. ‘I’ve got to ask you the main thing that has been bothering us… 

‘What was with the mullet in that video there? Where has it gone?’ 

Damon answered pointedly: ‘Well, it’s just gone. It was drawing too much attention. Unnecessary attention to me…When your hair is getting talked about more than your music.’  

'What was with the mullet?' The hosts were criticised for asking the legendary Blur frontman repeated questions about his mullet hairstyle, rather than about his new music

‘What was with the mullet?’ The hosts were criticised for asking the legendary Blur frontman repeated questions about his mullet hairstyle, rather than about his new music 

Attention grabbing: Damon made a point of stating that he got rid of his mullet because it was getting more attention than his music as he attempted to re-focus the chat on his work

Attention grabbing: Damon made a point of stating that he got rid of his mullet because it was getting more attention than his music as he attempted to re-focus the chat on his work 

Causing a stir: Damon's former edgy hair style threatened to overshadow his new single Particles (pictured in June)

Causing a stir: Damon’s former edgy hair style threatened to overshadow his new single Particles (pictured in June) 

Not taking the hint, Dan continued: ‘Can I ask you one more question about your hair before we talk about music? Was it Chris Waddle inspired?’ 

Damon curtly replied: ‘Yes. Chris Waddle. That era. You never know when you’re going to embark on a haircut like that how it’s going to turn out. I had to get rid of it though.’  

Sally persisted: ‘Last question on the hair…Did you enjoy it at the time?’ 

The musician admitted he did enjoy his haircut, despite the attention, adding:  I was in France at the time when it happened.’ 

Oops: But Dan didn't take the hint as he further interrogated the musician about his former hair style, which he admitted was inspired by Chris Waddle

Oops: But Dan didn’t take the hint as he further interrogated the musician about his former hair style, which he admitted was inspired by Chris Waddle

Polite: The musician admitted he did enjoy his haircut, despite the attention, adding: I was in France at the time when it happened.'

Polite: The musician admitted he did enjoy his haircut, despite the attention, adding: I was in France at the time when it happened.’

Viewers quickly took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the uncomfortable segment. 

One wrote: ‘Amazed he’s not just got up and gone with these ridiculous questions.’ 

Another added:  ‘This interview is painful did #BBCBreakfast even know who this bloke is, how serious he is about his music, how he doesn’t tolerate inane questions, or what he is about?’ 

A third said: ‘This Damon Albarn segment has been car crash TV at its finest. I started to wonder if I was still asleep.’   

'Ridiculous questions': Viewers quickly took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the uncomfortable segment

‘Ridiculous questions’: Viewers quickly took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the uncomfortable segment

Further fans continued:  This interview with Damon Albarn is absolutely excrutiatingly bad.’ 

While others expected the musician to ‘dash for the door’ after the interrogation about his hair. 

One posited: ‘I suppose if you spent 6 months straining your creative musical genius and the first question is about your haircut you’d be pretty p*ssed off too!’ 

'This interview with Damon Albarn is absolutely excrutiatingly bad,' further fans fumed

‘This interview with Damon Albarn is absolutely excrutiatingly bad,’ further fans fumed 

Damon’s new single Particles is his latest offering from his solo album The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows. 

He recorded the album in Iceland where he revealed he saw ‘climate change in action’ after being awarded citizenship in the country last year. 

The musician rose to fame as the frontman of Blur and later formed the virtual band Gorillaz in 1998 who topped the charts with hits including Feel Good Inc and DARE. 

Performance: Damon's new single Particles is his latest offering from his solo album The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows

Performance: Damon’s new single Particles is his latest offering from his solo album The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows

Career: The musician rose to fame as the frontman of Blur and later formed the virtual band Gorillaz in 1998 who topped the charts with hits including Feel Good Inc and DARE

Career: The musician rose to fame as the frontman of Blur and later formed the virtual band Gorillaz in 1998 who topped the charts with hits including Feel Good Inc and DARE

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