Convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby had a rather awkward encounter with Kerri-Anne Kennerley during her first live televised interview on Studio 10. 

The conversation took a twist when Kennerley candidly asked Corby about the profits from her 2006 autobiography, My Story, which has been re-released with additional chapters.

Since Australian laws prohibit criminals from profiting off media adaptations of their crimes, Kennerley asked who would be making money from her book.

“Well, it is not about money. It is about me finishing my story. It is about going back and being cathartic to myself and my supporters, to let them know what really happened,” Corby explained.

However, Kennerley continued to push for a definitive answer, asking: “It is not about money, but where will the profits go?”

“I am not sure… it’s true, I am not sure,” she said.

She added, “Why would you bring yourself to do something like this for… I don’t know. All I know is I needed to finish this book.”


It didn’t stop there.

While Corby was talking about her relationship with her Balinese boyfriend Ben Panangian – who she sees two weeks a year – Kennerley suddenly cut her off.

“Schapelle, I agreed with your people, one minute only, because you were only asked to do six minutes,” Kerri Anne said.

“So I have to say, we should absolutely let Schapelle go.”


Network 10 confirmed that Corby did not receive payment for the interview.