Isn’t it just for a month over Easter, so will be done by early May?
If Idol is axed maybe Scott Tweedie might go back in the other direction. As for what Chris Brown will do at Seven - the casting notice out for “Ultimate Escape” seems like the sort of format they might give him.
That’s the thing though. Without Julia as his sidekick is he really that good? Will he go to Better Homes and Gardens? Will Seven role out more pet programs cause The Dog House does well? What other show could he be on apart from the regular Vet guy on Sunrise and Mornings?
Without The Living Room this year, his only gig would be I’m A Celebrity, which is airing in April/May. And apart from the rare hosting gig on The Project, then there’s not much else? At least some other tv personalities have regular radio gigs to fall back on.
Seven do need a big name to fill in the shoes for Dr Harry once he retires… Could Dr Chris host a new season of Cats Behaving Badly and Funny Cat Videos?
A possible gig could be the “main fill-in host” of The Morning Show when Larry’s away doing The Chase, and doing the odd story for an ever growing team on Better Homes & Gardens.
Out of the names being thrown around to work with Julia, the only one I can see potentially working is Denyer but that would need the chemistry to really work… although with Chris gone, it wouldn’t surprise me if Julia went elsewhere for other things too.
I like the idea of Chris replacing Dr Harry who surely must be ready to retire at some point and it wouldn’t be seen as a bad thing, just a succession and Harry being ready to retire. Whether Chris would need something to “boost” his profile more at 7 and his credentials I could see another season of something like a Bondi Vet or a Harrys Practice working for them. As long as it’s cheap and not expected to set the ratings world on fire it could replace some of the very old Border Security repeats around and would work as filler content in the future while also reminding people he is an actual vet after the years of working with Julia.
Patti Newton (who turned 78 yesterday) has told the Sunday Herald Sun that she turned down another offer to take part in I’m a Celebrity, because of having to ingest disgusting food, the remote South African location and wise counsel from daughter Lauren and grandchildren.
Harry Garside’s professional boxing career is up in the air after he opted to appear on a reality TV show instead of taking on a fight.
Garside has reportedly rejected the opportunity to headline a Foxtel Main Event boxing card in his home city of Melbourne, choosing instead to appear on Channel 10’s reality TV Show I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here!