Vernon Kay calls Jack Black a 'pig-faced c**k in rant about interviewing actor as young TV presenter

Vernon Kay has attacked Jack Black for being arrogant when he interviewed him (AP/PA)
Vernon Kay has attacked Jack Black for being arrogant when he interviewed him (AP/PA)

Vernon Kay has branded Jack Black a ‘rude, arrogant, pig-faced c**k’ as he recalled interviewing him at the start of his career.

The British TV presenter was in his mid-twenties when he got his big break on Channel 4 children’s magazine show T4, for which he interviewed the 50-year-old musican and actor to promote his films including Shallow Hal and School Of Rock.

Kay, 45, told The Sun: “I don’t know whether he’d had a hangover or whether it was because I was either the first or last interview of the day but he was horrible. He was an absolute d**k, an a******e.”

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“When you’re so rude, arrogant, and pig-faced to a young TV presenter, who’s so nervous and trying to hone his skills, and you’re so arrogant to dismiss that, it’s just not on.

"He was just a c**k. I interviewed him three or four times for various films... he was just the same every time."

LONDON - OCTOBER 1:  Presenters June Sarpong and Vernon Kaye launch this year's "Smash Hits T4 Poll Winners Party" at Channel 4 on October 1, 2004 in London. The event - to be broadcast on Channel 4 on the day -  takes place on November 21, 2004 at Wembley Arena, and tickets go on sale tomorrow. Confirmed acts so far include McFly, Blue, Goldie Lookin? Chain, Girls Aloud, Sugababes and Natasha Bedingfield, who will battle it out for the top awards across 23 categories. (Photo by Bruno Vincent/Getty Images)
'T4' presenters Vernon Kay and June Sarpong in 2004 (Getty Images)

Kay - who is married to Strictly Come Dancing presenter Tess Daly - is currently hosting the BBC’s coverage of Formula E Prix in Rome in April.

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He added: “I hope he reads it, and let this be a lesson to Jack Black.”

Bolton-born Kay first entered the spotlight when he was spotted by a model scout at the BBC’s Clothes Show Live and went on to win ‘Model of the Week’ on Channel 4 show The Big Breakfast.

He began his presenting career at the age of 26 on weekend and school holiday morning show T4 in 2000, co-presenting with June Sarpong.