DARREN MCMULLEN set to host new Channel 10 series THE REAL LOVE BOAT


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The accomplished presenter and actor has found his next calling.

The Herald Sun is reporting that actor and presenter Darren McMullen is set to host Channel 10’s new dating series, The Real Love Boat.

TV Blackbox previously reported that the series was casting before it was announced in March of this year.

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With singles looking for love by embarking on a a trip of a lifetime, the reality dating competition in inspired by the hit 1970s series, The Love Boat.

McMullen taking the reigns of host sees him step into familiar territory, having previously presented both Minute To Win It on Seven and The Voice on Nine.

When not hosting, McMullen has starred in some of Australia’s homegrown shows and films, such as House Husbands, SeaChange, Doctor Doctor and the Stan original movie, Christmas on the Farm.

Brooke Satchwell and Darren McMullan in an episode of SEACHANGE (image - Nine)
Brooke Satchwell and Darren McMullan in an episode of SEACHANGE (image – Nine)

He is currently a contestant on Nine’s reality program, Celebrity Apprentice, having previously competed in the inaugural season of Channel 10’s The Masked Singer.

Just when an official announcement on McMullen’s casting or an airdate for the new dating series will be made is yet to be known.

The Real Love Boat was expected to be filmed throughout the month of June, according to the online application process conducted earlier this year.

About the series, executive vice president and chief content officer of Paramount Australia and New Zealand, Beverley McGarvey, said:

“The Love Boat was synonymous with exotic locations, glamour, excitement and of course romantic connections underpinned by wonderful comic tales.

“The Real Love Boat will encompass all of this and more. A dating show showcasing suspense, exhilaration, humour and love as it sets sail for romantic adventures.”

The Real Love Boat is expected to air on 10 later in 2022.

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Matthew Simmonds
Matthew Simmonds
Matthew Simmonds is a journalist and blogger, with a keen interest in the world of Reality TV. He loves exploring both what’s happening in front of the camera but also how the magic comes together behind the scenes. If not glued to the TV bingeing one of the newest obsessions or a timeless series, you’ll find Matthew endlessly scrolling through Twitter (and he may even tweet a time or two). Matthew graduated from a Bachelor Degree in Communication, majoring in Journalism, at the Queensland University of Technology in 2022.



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