Ross and Brand left a series of obscene messages on the answering machine when they could not reach Mr Sachs, 78, for a pre-arranged phone interview. Each message, aired on October 18 after senior producers authorised the programme for broadcast, contained lewd jibes about how Brand he had slept with Ms Bailie.It seemed like the kind of moronic prank afflicting FM radio in Australia.
However, one isn't sorry any more:
Ms Bailie, a burlesque performer known as Voluptua, confirmed she slept with him three times in late 2006 but said: "It was never going to be a serious relationship but I felt I could trust him as a friend. I feel utterly exposed and betrayed.If you don't want your grandfather to be upset by your behaviour, don't behave that way.
"What happened between us was supposed to be private but he is clearly no gentleman. What girl would ever want to have to tell their granddad who she slept with? He hasn't asked me about it because he is too much of a gentleman – unlike Russell Brand."
She added: "It was bad enough that they recorded these things on my grand-father's answer machine but astonishing the BBC saw fit to broadcast it when they could have stopped it."