If last night’s pilot at Channel Nine is anything to go by, Eddie McGuire could be back to being ‘Eddie Everywhere.’
McGuire hosted a pilot of the trusty game show Let’s Make a Deal in the Richmond studios with Scott Brennan as voice over guy.
The Nine host has already been announced to front a returning version of Millionaire to be known as Millionaire Hot Seat.
So is Nine really wanting to get their money’s worth? Not necessarily. TV Tonight understands the studio was home to another pilot of the game show this week with another host: James Tobin.
The cheery Tobin has been a Seven personality, notably on Sunrise. But the recordings may have been part of a push by FremantleMedia to put the game show back on its feet. A Tobin-hosted pilot could be used to shop the format in the European market.
Let’s Make a Deal, which sees contestants having to choose between mystery prizes, was last on air in Australia on the TEN Network, hosted by comedian Vince Sorrenti.
If McGuire did end uphosting Deal (the other one) and Millionaire, it still wouldn’t topple Andrew O’Keefe’s simultaneous Deal / Rich List / Weekend Sunrise triple threat. But could the two hosts meet head on at 5:30pm?
For the record, reports are McGuire breezed through the pilot.