James Brayshaw & Josh Lawson for Wipeout
Nine appoints a sports presenter and an actor to front the Aussie version of that crazy game show.
Footy Show host James Brayshaw and actor Josh Lawson will co-host the Australian series of Wipeout.
The series is shot on the same course as international versions, in Argentina.
Former Wheel of Fortune co-host Kelly Landry is also on the presenting team.
The appointment of Lawson to the role, who has a strong comedy and acting background, is certainly a good choice. As anybody who has watched the show knows, the hosts are almost a show unto themselves, a veritable parody of extreme sports shows.
“The first time I saw Wipeout, I had no idea what I was looking at,” Brayshaw said. “My oldest sons were looking at it on YouTube on their computer. I asked what it was and they said, ‘Dad, it is Wipeout.’
“I always think if the two older of my boys think something is cool then there is a good chance that it is.”
So far, there’s no word if the Brayshaw and Lawson will actually travel to the location, or merely commentate from a studio like the US hosts do. TV Tonight is hedging its bets on the latter, with Landry likely to be on the ground in Argentina.