Kelly Landry, former co-host of Million Dollar Wheel of Fortune, has scored a co-host role in the Australian version of Wipeout.
Landry has been filing stories for Getaway since the demise of the Nine game shows.
Wipeout has enjoyed considerable success on Nine, so much so that Nine is to begin shooting the local version at the same obstacle course in Argentina in six weeks time (if they are really practical, Landry could shoot some Getaway stuff while she’s in that neck of the woods).
The US version is hosted by two smarmy, sports-casters who make the show half the fun, but they don’t actually appear on the obstacle course. A female co-host is on location to grab vox pops, likely to be the role that Landry dons for Australian viewers.
Last week the show dropped in popularity, down from 1.4m to 1.1m. Nine will want to hurry these eps to screen before the novelty wears off.