Eddie rested for now

There are few lifelines in television when you’re “overexposed”, and that’s just what Nine has said about one of its favourite sons, Eddie McGuire.

The game show host and former CEO was chief MC at the Underbelly launch this week – a fitting role for a man who was instrumental in getting the story to screen. The drama may well become his legacy as CEO, and it’s one which any boss could proudly look back upon.

A Nine spokeswoman told Confidential the former executive’s other vehicle, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, was not scheduled to return until “later in the year”.

“He’ll be back in the next few months,” the publicist said.

Indeed at the 2008 launch last year, McGuire was included but neither 1 vs 100 nor Millionaire were. Still, he isn’t alone in that status. Bert Newton is in the same camp. Now his old eps of What a Year have ended, what will he be doing for Nine? It’s a great way for both to earn their salary.

Neither host was given the job of Power of Ten (although there has been some talk Eddie didn’t want it anyway), which goes to Steve Jacobs. The show was shooting in Melbourne this week. Having a new host, as Nine did with The Singing Bee, at least gives the show every chance of an audience sampling without prejudice.

Source: Daily Telegraph


  1. I’m a fan of Eddies but he is overexposed and it gives fresh faces a go and also give Nine a more dynamic feel. I think once a slot is open with a decent lead in 1 vs 100 will return. With a decent lead in it will get about 1.2 million. Also possible he may get the gig hosting The Moment Of Truth.

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