COMEDIAN Ruby Wax is taking a look back at some of her most iconic interviews from the 90s.
On When Ruby Wax Met… the 63-year-old is revisiting a particularly disastrous interview she had with former US President Donald Trump.
What happened when Ruby Wax met Donald Trump?
Chatting on Lorraine, Ruby Wax revealed that her interview with the controversial billionaire didn’t go quite to plan.
A frosty atmosphere began to develop when she quizzed the 75-year-old businessman about his presidential ambitions, which Ruby admitted she had assumed were a joke.
“He literally threw me off his plane at 33,000 feet, which is tricky,” she claimed. “He threw my crew out at Arkansas. We had no plans of going to Arkansas.”
She then revealed that she did eventually succeed in tracking down her interviewee, despite the billionaire’s best efforts, and got the chance to continue their interview and chat to Donald’s wife, Melania – who she was much more positive about.
Donald did end up running for President, but couldn’t keep another promise he made to Ruby in the interview – that he would use his own jets in lieu of Air Force One to save taxpayer money.
What has Donald Trump said about the interview?
The ex-President has never publicly commented on the interview Ruby called a “car crash”.
A former aide claimed in January 2020 that the ex-President wasn’t a big fan of journalists in general, however, alleging that Trump had said in private that he thought journalists were “scumbags”.
When is When Ruby Wax Met… on TV?
The first episode, which focuses on Ruby’s experience with Donald Trump, is set to air on BBC Two on Sunday 22 August at 9pm.
The series, which looks back at some of the Comedian’s most iconic interviews from the 1990s, will air every week at the same time.
Some of the upcoming episodes will include OJ Simpson, who Ruby claims spent much of the interview joking about his murdered ex-wife, and late Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher, who Ruby says she became great friends with.