Larry Emdur anointed to host THE CHASE AUSTRALIA


Australia’s #1 pre-6pm game show has a brand-new host, with the Seven Network today announcing that Larry Emdur is taking the helm at The Chase Australia.

TV Blackbox reported Emdur was the hot tip inside Seven’s executive halls a fortnight ago, and fans confirmed he’d be their pick given their say.

One of the country’s most experienced and loved television presenters, Emdur will film his first episodes of The Chase Australia next month, to be broadcast later this year.

Emdur’s exciting new role is in addition to his day job on Seven’s top-rating The Morning Show, where he has been co-host alongside Kylie Gillies since 2007.

Given Seven’s delicate financial situation it makes sense to carry someone as capable as Emdur into the role as it doesn’t significantly increase their spend on wages and doesn’t increase head-count–critical at a time the Network is forging on to improve its challenging balance sheet.

Emdur said:

“I’ve had a love affair with quiz shows for most of my working life and the opportunity to host one of the TV world’s greatest formats is incredibly exciting.

“I’ve always enjoyed watching The Chase Australia and I can’t wait dust off my shiny game show shoes, apply some ‘game show’ grade teeth whitener and learn how to say words like pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.” 

Seven’s Network Programming Director, Angus Ross, said:

“Everyone at Seven is delighted that Larry has agreed to take on this new role.

“He is the ideal host for The Chase Australia. Australians love Larry. Australians love the show. Together, they are the perfect combination.”

THE CHASE AUSTRALIA airs 5pm weeknights on Seven.

Steve Molk
Steve Molk is sharply focused on the business of TV in Australia across all its formats - FTA broadcast, commercial, subscription, catch up & SVOD. Based on the Central Coast of NSW he's a passionate advocate for Australian-made programming, particularly drama and comedy. He loves podcasting, gaming & watching too much TV. For all media enquiries please call or text 0401-709-405



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