Since Shane Bourne’s polite “thanks, but no thanks” all eyes have turned to Lazza for the plum gig. And given he will have some time off air while Yum Cha takes over during August, he would theoretically be available for rehearsals on the variety hit.
“It would be awesome but I’m not so sure that it’s me,” Emdur told news.com.au
“I did do a couple of tests but as far as I know I’m just one of the names on the list.”
So who else is on the list? Former Dancing on Ice host turned Seven man Jamie Durie? Mr Chippie / Gladiator Tom Williams? What about the “slightly gutted” Burgo? Nah, it makes sense to cross promote Emdur and The Morning Show.
“Larry is a safe bet because they know he will carry the show,” an industry insider said.
The coming season of DWTS will be produced by BBC-affiliated Freehand, instead of Granada, and has been rumoured to be eyeing a shift to Sunday nights.