Channel 10 confirms EDDIE MCGUIRE as host of 2022 MELBOURNE CUP CARNIVAL


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After several weeks of leaks and rumours, Network 10 has finally confirmed sports broadcaster Eddie McGuire will host the 2022 Melbourne Cup Carnival. 

McGuire will host the week-long racing carnival for the 10 network while continuing to host Hot Seat and Footy Classified for Channel 9.

Eddie McGuire said:

“I’m excited to return to 10 where I started my career all those years ago, coming onboard as part of the fantastic Melbourne Cup Carnival team.

Racing has always been a passion of mine and I can’t wait for this year’s Carnival – it’s an honour in conjunction with VRC and 10 to bring the joy, fun, history and glamour of this world event back to new heights post COVID.”

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Taking the reins in the mounting yard is racing expert Michael Felgate who will be joined trackside by trainer and Lexus Melbourne Cup winning jockey, Michelle Payne.

Brittany Taylor’s extensive racing knowledge will be on show as she delivers all the insights as horseback reporter for the Carnival returning after two years from afar, while 10 News First sports reporter Caty Price will take viewers to the inner sanctum as stalls reporter.

The audience at home won’t miss a thing with 10 Sport’s Archie Thompson trackside with all the excitement and the colour of the Cup Carnival.

Also returning and adding to the racing team credentials is renowned form expert David Gately and Group 1 winning jockey James Winks.

With a multi-studio set-up across Flemington Racecourse, fans will have unprecedented access to jockeys, trainers, owners, celebrities and of course all the fashions on the field over the four days of the Carnival. 

Adam Cush, Director of Sport Production at Paramount Australia and New Zealand, said:

“It’s a coup to have someone with Eddie’s experience join the team and bring his extensive sports broadcasting skills to the Carnival coverage. We’ve assembled a fantastic team once again to bring all the excitement and action to viewers around the country.”

Neil Wilson, Victoria Racing Club Chairman said:

“The Victoria Racing Club is delighted to welcome Eddie McGuire as the host of Network 10’s Melbourne Cup Carnival coverage. Eddie is an incredible talent who is passionate about sport and major events across the country.

Eddie has been a regular attendee at the Melbourne Cup Carnival and his involvement will no doubt continue to increase the coverage of Cup week in Australia and internationally.

“Eddie will work with a fantastic team, including Michael Felgate, Caty Price, Brittany Taylor and Lexus Melbourne Cup winning jockey, Michelle Payne. Their expertise and experience is going to make for a magnificent Cup Week broadcast.”

It all begins with Penfolds Victoria Derby Dayon Saturday, 29 October, followed by Lexus Melbourne Cup Day on Tuesday, 1 November, Kennedy Oaks Day on Thursday, 3 November and VRC Champions Stakes Dayon Saturday, 5 November, live and free on 10 and 10 Play.

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