EXCLUSIVE | Airdate for final ever Andrew O’Keefe version of THE CHASE AUSTRALIA revealed

Larry Emdur is replacing Andrew O’Keefe as host of THE CHASE (image – 7)

Channel 7 is nearing the end of its run of The Chase Australia episodes featuring Andrew O’Keefe as host. While it has been known for some time that Seven is planning to launch replacement host Larry Emdur around the Olympics, we now have confirmation of a transition date.

The final new episode of The Chase Australia with original host Andrew O’Keefe will air Tuesday 20th July at 5pm on Channel 7. Repeats are scheduled for the next three additional nights with the final ever episode airing Friday 23rd July.

O’Keefe and Seven parted ways with little warning due to ongoing mental health issues with the popular presenter, hence there will not be a farewell episode. Police charges against AOK were recently dismissed under the Mental Health Act.

Soon after O’Keefe’s departure the network announced he would be replaced by Larry Emdur.

939 episodes were made featuring AOK and the show often outranks programs in prime time. The Chase Australia has not suffered any viewership loss despite the headlines surrounding O’Keefe.

TV Blackbox can confirm every episode filmed will air by 20 July with repeats taking the AOK series to the end of that week, allowing a clean transition to Larry Emdur.

The Chase Australia final new episode featuring AOK: Tuesday 20th July on Channel 7 at 5pm

Aaron Ryan
Aaron Ryan is currently the Broadcast Guide Editor and a podcast contributor for TV Blackbox. An experienced media writer, his work has appeared on sites including TV Central and Mumbrella since 2009. For all media enquiries please call 0400-218-566



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