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Matt Doran's botched interview with pop star Adele risks derailing the Channel Seven presenter's charmed run to the top of breakfast television.

Network bosses were reportedly 'angry' at the Weekend Sunrise host after he failed to listen to Adele's latest album, 30, prior to interviewing her earlier this month.

The journalist, 37, was previously said to be a 'network favourite' who was being 'groomed as Kochie's successor' on Seven's flagship Sunrise program.

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As recently as February, the newsreader was being named by sources as the man expected to succeed David 'Kochie' Koch.

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'It's no secret at the network that Matt is the heir apparent - he's a nice fit for all demographics and the female viewers love him,' an insider told Woman's Day at the time.

Kochie's contract with Seven is set to expire in 2022, but he has said he has no plans to retire and wants to keep his job for as long as the network will have him.

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The source also claimed that Doran's Weekend Sunrise co-host Monique Wright, 47, was expected to join him as co-anchor of the network's weekday breakfast show.

'[Monique has] been at Seven since 1996 and she knows her stuff,' they said.

However Seven's carefully laid succession plan may now be in jeopardy following Doran's expensive Adele gaffe.

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The TV host was reportedly taken off the air for two weeks after 'offending' the 33-year-old singer.

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Doran flew to London to chat with the pop diva but admitted during the interview he hadn't actually listened to her new album, reported The Sunday Telegraph.

He was then 'suspended by Seven Network bosses', the newspaper claimed - but Doran has since clarified there was no formal suspension and he just took a week off.

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Daily Mail Australia has contacted Seven for comment.

Doran reportedly sat down with the Hello hitmaker for a '20-30 minute' interview, during which he did not 'ask a single question about the new album'.

When asked by Adele what he thought of her 30 album, Doran allegedly admitted he had not listened to it.

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An offended Adele is then said to have walked out of the interview; however, other sources have disputed this.

Although the interview was recorded, Adele's label Sony reportedly denied Seven the rights to air any portion of it.

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The network allegedly spent $1million on the ill-fated interview, plus her sit-down with Oprah Winfrey and footage from her One Night Only concert.

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Seven seemingly still have the rights to the latter two events, as they are continuing to advertise both on social media.

'Angry' Seven executives reportedly went on to pull Doran off the air for a fortnight.

He was back on air co-hosting Weekend Sunrise alongside Wright on Saturday.

Doran told The Australian on Monday he was 'mortified and unequivocally apologetic' to the English singer for being so unprepared.

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Doran explained he'd missed the 'e-card' link to the album, so he wasn't able to listen to it after his flight from Sydney to London.

'When I sat down to interview Adele, I was totally unaware that I'd been emailed a preview of her unreleased album,' he said.

'I have since discovered it was sent to me as an "e card" link, which I somehow missed upon landing in London. It was an oversight but not a deliberate snub. This is the most important email I have ever missed.'

Doran has had a successful career as a journalist, previously working for The Herald Sun, before going on to work for Network 10.

He's engaged to Weekend Today producer Kendall Bora.

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Matt Doran's on-air apology to Adele .
Matt Doran has issued an on-air apology to Adele after admitting he didn't listen to the singer's new album before flying to London for an exclusive interview. During the sit-down with Adele, Matt reportedly didn't ask any questions about her new album, 30, and later admitted he missed an email from Sony that contained a copy of the record. Weekend Sunrise co-host Matt Doran has issued an on-air apology to Adele after admitting he didn't listen to the singer's new album before flying to London for an exclusive interview.

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