Footage of the Australian television presenter interviewing singer Beyoncé caused controversy when some people claimed that it looked like her pregnant tummy caved in as she sat down, sparking reports that she was faking the pregnancy and instead becoming a parent with the help of a surrogate.
Although Beyoncé's publicist Yvette Noel-Schure immediately labelled the speculation as "foolish", Meldrum said that he is still constantly asked if the rumours were true.
"I am really hesitant to go overseas and interview anyone because I spent the whole week trying to be some sort of authority on whether Beyoncé was pregnant or not," he told the Herald Sun. "Of all [the] people trying to confirm a pregnancy, that's ridiculous."
Meldrum also commented on the fact that Kylie Minogue once cried during an interview with him, while famously private singer Susan Boyle opened up, saying: "I'm wondering what's happening to my interviews. Kylie, she broke down and cried and that went viral, then Susan Boyle, she opened up completely, so I'm starting to feel like I'm a rather weird Barbara Walters."
Beyoncé was also accused of wearing a fake baby bump when she first revealed her pregnancy at the MTV VMAs earlier this year. The baby is due in February.
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