Hilary Barry and Jeremy Wells upset 'Seven Sharp' viewer with Goodnight Kiwi segment

Publish Date
Thursday, 14 November 2019, 4:45PM

Hilary Barry and Jeremy Wells celebrated the return of Goodnight Kiwi by giving Seven Sharp viewers a sneak peek of what's to come - but things took a drastic turn when Jeremy "crossed the line".

In a segment during the show, the pair took turns reading children's books - as they will in Goodnight Kiwi - with Jerry reading Dawn McMillan's I Need a New Bum and Hilary reading The Moon and Farmer McPhee.

Throughout the segment, each of them were shown laying in bed being lulled to sleep by the other's story, but when the stories were done the camera panned out to reveal the pair were both in the same bed.

Jeremy bid Hilary goodnight, to which she responded with a gruff: "Turn out the light!"

As you'd expect, it was at this point things went dark and took a turn for the worst.

Hilary said: "You better have clothes on under there," to which Jerry replied: "You know I sleep in the nude."

Cutting back to the studio, Hilary said what we were all thinking.

"I don't know whose idea that was, but that definitely crossed the line."

And one viewer agreed.

Taking to Facebook, the viewer called the clip "inappropriate", writing: "My daughter was excited about seeing the part of Goodnight Kiwi. I found it inappropriate watching Jeremy listening to kids stories in bed shirtless / "in the nude" with Hilary."

Goodnight Kiwi is streaming on TVNZ On Demand as of Monday, with two episodes airing each week.

Jeremy will appear in Episode 3 while Hilary will appear on Episode 5.


This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and is republished here with permission.

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