Kyle Sandilands reveals he spent a staggering $100,000 on ONE flight in a private jet to see his fiancée Tegan Kynaston and their baby Otto during filming for Australian Idol
Kyle Sandilands has revealed he spent a staggering $100,000 to fly home in a private jet to see his family during filming of Australian Idol.
The shock jock said he ‘had to’ fork out a large sum of money while travelling around the Australia during auditions so that he could go home to spend time with his fiancée Tegan Kynaston and their baby son Otto.
Speaking to The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show, the radio host said: ‘Even while we were just filming all of the Australian Idol auditions, all the judges were like, “oh we are off to the Gold Coast and how much free time have we got?”
Kyle Sandilands has revealed he spent a staggering $100,000 to fly home in a private jet to see his family during filming of Australian Idol
‘I had to hire a private jet out to fly out of the Gold Coast at 11.30pm at night so I could get home to see my child and fiancée.
‘I only wanted to be with them and it cost like $100,000 flying here to Adelaide, the Gold Coast to Canberra.
‘They were like, well there is the Idol budget but I didn’t want to wait in the Gold Coast for another day.’
The shock jock said he ‘had to’ fork out a large sum of money while travelling around the Australia during auditions so that he could go home to spend time with his fiancée Tegan Kynaston and their baby son Otto
The 51-year-old is a judge on the rebooted season of Australian Idol which premiered on Channel 7 last Monday.
The controversial radio host is the only original judge that returned to the show, and he is now joined by singers Harry Connick Jr, Megan Trainor and Amy Shark.
Auditions for the new series were filmed around the country at the end of last year, when Kyle’s baby son was just a couple months old.
Kyle is joined by singers Harry Connick Jr, Megan Trainor and Amy Shark in the newest season of Australian Idol
The radio host said he ‘loves’ being a father, and by being with his son and partner he has opened up his ‘softer side’.
In the wide-ranging interview with Rowe, Kyle admitted that his harsh exterior may come down to some childhood trauma that he’s not properly dealt with.
‘I am what I am. I am harsh, I am all of these things. Not many people see the soft side, people I’ve worked with, some of them see the soft side, my partner does, obviously,’ he said.
‘A lot of the harshness may have been a front early on in my life just to suck in all of the pain and push foreword.
‘I didn’t know what I was going to do. I had no education, no nothing, no prospects, got fired from a few radio jobs because I didn’t know if the boss says “hey don’t do that, you can’t confront him” and start swearing and calling him names without getting fired. So I learnt that the slow way.”
The radio host said his young son Otto and his fiancée have helped him show his ‘softer side’