Hero on fame: ‘It’s simply ridiculous’


Aussie bloke Dan McDonnell sits down with Dawn to speak about chasing a runaway driver down the road in his lingerie. Courtesy: Dawn/Channel 7

Daniel McConnell on Dawn.

DANIEL McConnell’s 15 minutes of fame is displaying no indicators of stopping anytime quickly.

The Aussie larrikin made headlines world wide yesterday after a memorable look on Immediately [14 million views online so far] when he described how he helped police catch an unlicensed driver who fled the scene after smashing his automotive right into a fish and chip store.

This morning Mr McConnell appeared on Dawn for the second day in a row and had Samantha Armytage and David ‘Kochie’ Koch in stitches as he mentioned his new discovered fame.

“It’s ridiculous, it’s absolutely ridiculous,” he mentioned.

“All I was trying to do was a good thing … and look what it’s turned out to be. I’m glad I’ve turned my phone off at the moment because it won’t stop ringing.”

The hosts heaped reward on the person who has been labelled the ‘Hero of Hendra’.

“Dan, you do have the gift of the gab,” Armytage mentioned, “You’re very plain speaking, we love it.”

“Yeah well there’s no need to beat around the bush mate,” Mr McConnell mentioned, “you get to the point, tell it how it is and that’s all I done.”

Mr McConnell is a father of 4 and he informed the Dawn hosts that his associate wasn’t too impressed that he introduced in one other interview that they’re at present anticipating their fifth youngster.

“Everyone found out yesterday,” he mentioned concerning the being pregnant, “me partner didn’t even tell everyone.”

“She’s like, ‘I haven’t told anyone and now you’ve told the world!’”

Daniel McConnell was a hit with the Sunrise team.

Daniel McConnell was a success with the Dawn group.Supply:Equipped

As for his different youngsters, they assume he’s a hero.

“I picked the youngsters up from the varsity yesterday arvo … and there’s solely like 60 youngsters in the entire faculty. Everybody’s like, ‘Oh can I have your autograph?’ And I’m identical to, ‘Yeah, righto mate’.

“Did you signal them?” Armytage requested.

“Nah. I’ll give you a selfie, that’s better than an autograph mate. An autograph can get wet.”

Dawn flew Mr McConnell from Queensland to Sydney yesterday afternoon so he may seem reside within the studio.

In an interview on KIIS FM yesterday, Mr McConnell informed Dave Hughes that he wasn’t being paid for his look on the Channel Seven present.

However he sounded fairly excited on Dawn concerning the reality they have been placing him up in a pleasant lodge.

“I even brought a six pack down from Brisbane so I could have a beer in the Mercure resort last night,” he mentioned.

“Is it safe to say that you’re enjoying your 15 minutes?” Armytage requested him.

“It’s more than 15 minutes!” he mentioned to the delight of the hosts.

One factor’s for sure, we haven’t seen the final of Daniel McConnell.


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Alexandra Laverro


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