- Gorilla Monsoon explained his absence stating King had been hit by a car.
- During the broadcast, presenter Dermot O'Leary acknowledged the brothers absence stating that it is due to " circumstances that have arisen ".
- The Absence stated in late 2008 that they would be entering the studio to record a new album in March 2009 . Due to time constraints and touring duties, the band said they would enter the studio on September 10 since the original date " wasn't the right time . " The band delayed the recording of the album again and later entered Mana Recording Studios on November 2, 2009 to record " Enemy Unbound ".