Melbourne: Australian Nova radio host Timothy Dormer ran through Rihanna’s tour plane naked as baying crowds of music journalists got stir crazy drunk and the singer locked herself in a panic room, it has been revealed.
The 24-year-old singer’s promotional trip to push her new album, ‘Unapologetic’, involved flying 150 music journalists around the world for a week on a Boeing 777.
But things went a bit wrong when the singer refused to come out of the special panic room on the plane, leaving the rest of her passengers with nothing to do but get drunk on the free alcohol and collectively lose it.
The journalists started chanting before shaggy-haired Dormer, who works for Nova in Brisbane, decided to give them the drama they craved.
The crowd chanted “Just one quote!”, “I need a headline!” and “Occupy 777” while the Aussie journo stripped naked and ran around the plane.
It was all caught on camera and Twitter.
“The Australian with the harmonica STREAKED the plane as the press corp chanted. #RIHANNAPLANE #WHEREHAVEYOUBEENALLTHISFLIGHT,” News.com.au quoted MTV’s Mary HK Choi as joking.
According to Dormer, his decision to streak was spontaneous although he jokingly denied the incident when asked afterwards about it.
“I went to the bathroom and when I came back out, everyone was out of their seats and I don’t know what happened,” he said.
“Apparently some crazy dude took off his clothes and ran around the plane,” he added.