Sam’s awkward question to X-Files star


SUNRISE host Samantha Armytage has been left awkwardly trying to explain herself after appearing to offend David Duchovny with a question about his longevity.

The X-Files star was a guest on Seven's breakfast show this morning, where he was asked "how much longer" he'd be able to do the show for.

The sci-fi drama, starring Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, first aired from 1993-2002, before making a comeback in 2016.

Replying to Armytage's question, the actor simply stared her down and said: "I don't know."

"So you'd just keep going?" she asked.

"You say that like it's a bad thing - 'You just keep going?'" Duchovny mimicked back, leaving the TV host scrambling to smooth it over.

"No, I don't mean it like it's ... No, I think it's great!" Armytage insisted, before adding: "No, but 25 years ..."

Duchovny cut her off, telling her: "You're making it worse and worse. 'Twenty-five years' - when are you going to stop?"

"But how long do you want to do it for?" Armytage continued.

"I don't know, if I can find a challenge in it, and people want to watch it ... I can't sit here and answer that right now."


Duchovny also refused to reveal whether he believed in aliens - as per the theme of the hit show - telling the hosts that he'd already answered it too many times over the years.

"I'm not going to answer that right now," he said.

"I've probably answered that a million times so - and I've given 500,000 yes's and 500,000 no's."

Remember when Hastings St looked like this?

Remember when Hastings St looked like this?

Old photos of Noosa bring the past to life

Looking for 20-yr Peregian patrols as nippers sign on

Looking for 20-yr Peregian patrols as nippers sign on

Nipper sign on backs Noosa SLSC commitment

A big show of volunteers

A big show of volunteers

The people who make it all happen

Local Partners