A Current Affair to swipe big name stars from rival The Project
A CURRENT Affair is out to swipe big name stars from rival The Project in 2017.
The Channel 9 current affairs show wants to attract overseas talent to be interviewed by host Tracy Grimshaw.
The Project has built a reputation for celebrity interviews. Each week Ten publicises the show’s upcoming guest list.
Recent guests have included celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, singers Cyndi Lauper and Ellie Goulding, A-list actor Matt Damon and comedians Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.
Now A Current Affair wants a piece of that action, which attracts an advertiser-friendly audience for their rivals at Ten.
Grant Williams says he wants to add "more of that entertainment flavour" and have Grimshaw interview celebrities instead of spending most of her time "topping and tailing other journalists’ reports."
Seems strange given that the shows are produced in different cities so studio guests wouldn't clash and anyone interviewed remotely could easily do both shows.