Max Music VJ Yumi Stynes (pictured), former Big Brother housemate Chrissie Swan, Anne Marie Biggar, Anne Fulwood and even Kim Watkins are some of the names who have supposedly been approached to front TEN’s new morning chat show, believed to be called The Circle.
The show is in pre-production as a replacement for 9AM with David and Kim -although nothing has been confirmed by the network.
As revealed last month by TV Tonight, TEN is looking at a panel-style show to replace the former morning show, to be produced by Pam Barnes. At stake is $11m worth of advertorials for the network. The show is said to even be considering ‘entertainment-style’ advertorials.
But according to the Daily Telegraph, it is yet to sign any talent.
“The problem is the show would include a lot of infomercials and it’s hard to see the calibre of guests and profile of the hosts being enough to come anywhere near matching The View,” one unnamed industry source told the newspaper.
I wouldn’t be quite so pessimistic. Australia is yet to cancel any TV show because it doesn’t have hosts waiting in the wings. This is television. There will always be hands waving…
Source: Daily Telegraph