The four words that will get anyone out of jury duty: Kyle and Jackie O reveal the one job that almost guarantees you won’t be selected for a trial
It’s the news many Australians dread: you’ve been called for jury duty.
While some find the idea of deciding the outcome of a criminal trial exciting, others aren’t keen to put their life on hold for potentially months on end.
Fortunately, the producers of KIIS FM’s Kyle and Jackie O Show have stumbled upon a sure-fire way of getting out of jury duty.
Good excuse: Kyle Sandilands (pictured) and co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson have revealed the four words guaranteed to get any one out of jury duty: ‘I work in Media’
During Tuesday’s show, the producers said telling the court ‘I work in media’ almost guarantees you won’t be selected for a trial.
The discussion began when one of the staffers, John Nicholson, revealed he’d been called to serve on a court trial that is expected to last 28 weeks.
After running down a list of possible excuses to get out of court duty – including ‘acting crazy’ and ‘pretending to be a white supremist’ – host Kyle Sandilands joked that being a media professional was a good get-out clause because ‘they lie’.
Untrustworthy Media: The radio stars discussed the best ways to get out of jury duty Tuesday during the Kyle and Jackie O show after one of their producers was called to serve on a court trial that is expected to last 28 weeks Pictured: Jackie ‘O’ Henderson
KIIS FM guest booker Jaimee ‘Mayo’ Blazquez then said she’d heard the courts ‘don’t like media people’ to serve as jury members.
While it’s unclear why exactly this is the case, it has long been rumoured that media types are considered undesirable jurors.
Sandilands’ co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson also said one easy way to avoid selection is to offer ‘extreme opinions’ when meeting court officials.
Put out: Outraged at the potential inconvenience of loser a producer/assistant for 28 weks for Kyle was disgusted to learn he had to pay his employee while he was earning money by serving the court
Newsreader Brooklyn Ross joked that anyone turning up to court for jury duty wearing a ‘F**k the Police’ T-shirt would almost certainly be excused.
During the segment, Henderson revealed she had long desired to sit on a jury trial.
As a rule jurors earn $110 a day in the first 10 days of a trial. After that, the daily rate for jurors goes up to $240.
During the chat, Jackie revealed that she had always had a secret wish to sit on a jury trial Pictured: Kyle and Jackie O