It is a return to the role for him after a three-year break.
His co-hosts for the evening will be James Mathison and Hamish and Andy.
The ceremony on Sunday October 28 kicks off at 8:30pm. TEN will also screen the ARIA Red Carpet from 7pm with an ‘Australian Made’ theme for Australian Idol sandwiched in the middle in its usual 7:30 slot. In previous years this has been pre-recorded to allow the contestants and judges to attend the event.
This week Rove told The Age he often thought about being over-exposed. “That’s why I haven’t said yes to the ARIAs for the last couple of years. I thought that people were getting a bit sick of me. So I tried to step out of the limelight for a little bit.”
Roving Enterprises will again produce the event, which has generally received industry acclaim. As McManus’ contract comes up for renewal with TEN later this year, the host can look back on 2007 as a year of highs and lows. Following the death of wife Belinda Emmett, Rove took 6 months off, bounded back with a renewed tonight show, won Logies, appeared twice on Jay Leno’s show and has had a strong launch with Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?
So far the answer is yes.