Sunrise's David Koch revisits the awkward moment Khloe Kardashian hung up on them

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Sunrise team revisits the awkward moment Khloe Kardashian hung up on them during an interview – before they called her an ‘idiot’ on air

David ‘Kochie’ Koch has reflected upon one of the most awkward interviews in Sunrise history.  

Appearing on Thursday’s broadcast, the 65-year-old described the bizarre moment Khloe Kardashian hung up on him and former co-host Samantha Armytage mid-way through a live interview in 2014. 

At the time, Khloe beamed in live from LA to discuss the Kardashian Kollection’s new lingerie and baby clothing lines. 

'They deliberately pulled the plug!' David Koch, 65, (pictured) has revisited the awkward moment Khloe Kardashian, 36, hung up on Sunrise during an interview in 2014

Pictured: Khloe Kardashian, 36

‘They deliberately pulled the plug!’ David Koch, 65, (left) has revisited the awkward moment Khloe Kardashian, 36, (right) hung up on Sunrise during an interview in 2014

However, Khloe suddenly ‘lost satellite connection’ after Samantha asked a question about Khloe’s niece North. 

Describing what really happened, Kochie told his new co-host Natalie Barr on Thursday: ‘When we lost the satellite connection, [Khloe’s team] deliberately pulled the plug.  

‘Because [Khloe] came on to talk about, which one was it? I get them mixed up,’ Kochie continued, struggling to recall which child Khloe was allowed to discuss in the interview.  

'She came on to talk about her new children's clothing line, and then refused to answer questions': Kochie told his co-host Natalie Barr about the incident during Thursday's broadcast

‘She came on to talk about her new children’s clothing line, and then refused to answer questions’: Kochie told his co-host Natalie Barr about the incident during Thursday’s broadcast 

He continued: ‘She came on to talk about her new children’s clothing line, and then refused to answer questions about the other one’s babies. And they deliberately pulled the plug on her!’ 

The 2014 incident occurred after Samantha asked Khloe how ‘baby North was going’. 

‘The baby line is inspired by nieces and nephews starting to arrive, how’s baby North going?’ the journalist asked. 

Incident: The 2014 incident occurred after Samantha asked Khloe how 'baby North was going'. The live feed was immediately cut off following Khloe's response

Incident: The 2014 incident occurred after Samantha asked Khloe how ‘baby North was going’. The live feed was immediately cut off following Khloe’s response

‘North is fabulous she’s so beautiful,’ Khloe responded. ‘Penelope’s obsessed with her and it’s so cute to see that cousin dynamic.’

The live feed was immediately cut off following Khloe’s response. 

Sunrise quickly Tweeted that the interview was cut short due to Samantha’s line of questioning.

'We thought it was a technical glitch but turns out Khloe's people pulled the plug': Sunrise quickly Tweeted that the interview was cut short due to Samantha's line of questioning

‘We thought it was a technical glitch but turns out Khloe’s people pulled the plug’: Sunrise quickly Tweeted that the interview was cut short due to Samantha’s line of questioning

‘We thought it was a technical glitch but turns out @KhloEkardashian’s people pulled the plug after @Sam_armytage asked about baby North,’ Sunrise Tweeted.

Khloe promptly fired back, accusing the morning show of trying to create a story out of nothing.

‘Why would I cut an interview short because of North? Get over yourself Sunrise… The call dropped… stop reaching for a story. You are so f***ing desperate! ‘she Tweeted.

Get over yourself Sunrise': Khloe promptly fired back, accusing the morning show of trying to create a story out of nothing

Get over yourself Sunrise’: Khloe promptly fired back, accusing the morning show of trying to create a story out of nothing

Khloe later Tweeted ‘Sorry KhloMoney took my phone’, referencing her outspoken alter-ego. 

Sunrise executive producer Michael Pell told Daily Mail Australia that Khloe’s people did pull the plug on the interview and said her local rep had apologised.

He also Tweeted: ‘What happened with @khloekardashian on the show is a good lesson for publicists everywhere. Don’t try to censor natural conversation.’

Kochie fired back and called Khloe an ‘idiot’ later in the program.

‘[My daughter] Brie’s going to be very angry with me criticising Khloe, but she’s an idiot,’ he said. ‘I’m sorry… I’m sorry to do that.’

Kochie and Samantha also went on air after Khloe sent the Tweets to deny her claims the call was dropped due to a bad satellite.

‘Our information from LA was that the plug was pulled when we talked about baby North. We were not given any information that that was off limits, you are launching a babies’ clothing line which you yourself admitted was inspired by your nieces and nephews,’ Samantha said.  

'We were not given any information that that was off limits': Kochie and Samantha also went on air after Khloe sent the Tweets to deny her claims the call was dropped due to a bad satellite

‘We were not given any information that that was off limits’: Kochie and Samantha also went on air after Khloe sent the Tweets to deny her claims the call was dropped due to a bad satellite

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