Icke slammed chat show hosts Lisa Wilkinson and Karl Stefanovic for their behavior during the Thursday morning interview, accusing them of being “childish and superficial.”
The eccentric former journalist, who is currently touring Australia and presenting 12-hour seminars, said he was also abused by another team member of the show off air.
The chat show began with Wilkson and Stefanovic questioning why someone would spend (AUS)$140 to sit through a 12-hour seminar on conspiracy theories.
“You know why they’re doing it? Because they’ve got a mind of their own,” Icke replied.
The interviewers went on to ask Icke about some of his more controversial beliefs.
“Let’s drill down into some of your beliefs. You think our moon is a hollowed out space station. That’s a hard one to buy, that one,” Wilkinson said.
Footage of the interview shows Wilkinson and Stefanovic grilling Icke over some of his more bizarre conspiracy theories, which include the belief that many influential people are actually shape-shifting lizards.
Icke described the interview as “a joke,” but admitted he “knew” what he was getting into while chatting to the hosts before the show went live.
“First of all this was the strange thing, in my perspective the buffoon sports presenter, some big bloke, was shouting abuse at me across the studio. It was just ridiculous,” Icke told Daily Mail Australia.
“And then I said to the gentleman, the man presenter (Karl) when I went over: ‘Is this going to be serious or taking the piss?’ He said: ‘bit of both, well, taking the piss – we’ll be taking the piss a bit.’”
“So I sort of knew what I was coming in to,” Icke added.
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The BBC sports presenter turned lonewolf investigator is well known for his controversial theory that world leaders and the royal family are in fact an ancient race of reptilians from outer space.
However, he also mentioned less outlandish conspiracy theories, such as the recent revelation that Prime Minister David Cameron was working with big business to keep Britain in the EU while publicly saying he was still on the fence.
Icke sells out venues across the UK with conferences with talks covering everything from Western foreign policy to 9/11 conspiracy theories.