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Divorce radio stunt backfires on hosts

Published: 7:03AM Wednesday February 15, 2012 Source: ONE News

A radio stunt giving away an all-expenses paid divorce on Valentine's Day on the often-controversial The Rock FM backfired on the radio hosts.

Robert Taylor and Jono Pryor, hosts of The Rock FM's Drive, put on 'the Valentine's Day divorce', in which a listener could have their divorce paid for by the radio station on the condition the news is broken to the unsuspecting spouse live on air.

But a lesbian couple sabotaged the competition.

In the lead-up to yesterday's call, a woman put herself forward to win the divorce.

Sam registered for the competition saying she had been thinking of getting a divorce for a while, and when the opportunity presented itself, thought it was the right time.

"We've been married for four years and I think I've met someone else," Sam told the radio station prior to the show.

Sam said it was a good opportunity because she did not have the funds to hire a divorce lawyer.

"It's my life and people can think what they want but it's my happiness."

Sam offered the hosts a chance to pull out before the call was made yesterday evening.

"I want to, I want to pull out right now to be honest," Pryor said.

Sam told the radio station her husband's name was Andy and when a woman answered the call the hosts seemed taken aback, asking if they had the right number.

"No, this isn't Andy. It's never going to be Andy. It wasn't Andy to start with you f***ing idiots," said a woman who then revealed she is Sam's wife, Amber.

"So how does it feel you two - how does it feel like, being on the other end of something?

"We sabotaged you, you dickheads."

Sam said she was appalled by the competition and could not let it happen to someone else.

Pryor said although he felt embarrassed it was genius.

"I feel like I'm in an episode of Scooby Doo and we're finally figuring out how you caught us out and we would have got away with it if it wasn't for you dastardly lesbians."

Taylor said: "You shot us in the arse. You got us fair and square."

The host asked Sam if she had anything to say to the listeners who supported the competition.

"They aren't very intelligent if they are and they've got no ethics or morals if they are."

Comments on The Rock's Facebook page have been mixed, but most are criticising the couple saying it was a "let down".

Latora Lyn Cattley commented: "Wowwwwwwww. What a dick move by Sam! If people want to get divorced it's up to them to make up their mind. If they didn't want it, they wouldn't enter the comp."

And Shane Winders said: "Civil union?......nothing civil bout that at all, what a let down."

But Matt Weldon-Smith said: "Loved it! So funny that they got caught out".