Aussie television host Larry Emdur says he can’t wait to dust off his shiny game show shoes after being announced as the new host of The Chase Australia.
Channel 7 confirmed the news in a statement on Sunday morning, following the departure of former host Andrew O’Keefe.
“Everyone at Seven is delighted that Larry has agreed to take on this new role,” Seven’s Network Programming Director, Angus Ross, said.
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“He is the ideal host for The Chase Australia. Australians love Larry. Australians love the show. Together, they are the perfect combination.”
Emdur, who has previously hosted The Price is Right and Wheel of Fortune, said he is honoured to be taking the helm at The Chase Australia.
“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,” he said.
“I’ve always enjoyed watching The Chase Australia and I can’t wait dust off my shiny gameshow shoes, apply some ‘game show’ grade teeth whitener and learn how to say words like pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis”.
The TV host is expected to start filming his first episodes of the game show next month, which will then be broadcast later this year.
Emdur also co-hosts The Morning Show alongside Kylie Gillies every weekday.
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