Bye bye Hughesy and & Carrie at the Newsdesk

dhuTonight’s episode of Rove will be the last regular appaearance for Dave Hughes and Carrie Bickmore, now set to focus on The 7PM Project.

With Rove taking a four week break, TEN will fill the spot with an advance screening of Glee next week, followed the week after by a movie: Night at the Museum.

The new weeknight show will comprise much of the schedules for Hughes and Bickmore, who will join Charlie Pickering, James Mathison and Ruby Rose. TEN already has some clever promos running which give a glimpse of how the new show will look.

Both shows are produced by Roving Enterprises, along with Hughesy’s other TV regular, Before the Game. Hughes said he is sad to be leaving Rove but expects to be back in the future.

“I will now have a clear day just to be a family man, which is great,” the new dad told the Sunday Telegraph.

Agents are already being approached in the hunt for a replacement for Bickmore. In a show dominated by male personalities it really needs to retain a female presence (although we did love Bert reading the news last year).

(Corrected: Apologies to Petespace. Doh!)



  1. It is a shame they are going as they add a lil genuine humour (and a lil gender balance) but I promise that I wont shed a tear if Ryan Shelton is removed completely. He adds zilch and is just plain crap. Longer interviews could be good.

  2. I doubt Carrie will be gone long. They’re such a bunch of no-talents on that 7pm show, it can’t possibly last. Myf only has one talent and that’s to be herself.

  3. i like the idea of not replacving Dave hughes and have long interviews…but i also agree that a female presence is needed…now if Rove reads this, start an internet audition online on Rove daily and get someone fresh and new, Carrie was fresh and new to most of us, and was great if Myf gets the gig i will turn off, i like her but dont think she is funny and natural enough for this role, and when all is said and done its a 2 min spot then sitting on a couch…so get on with the Youtube audition comp…that would be great, then we can all have a say

  4. myf warhurst was terrible when she replaced carrie, the delivery was terrible and you could tell she was just reading the lines from an autocue. celia was kind of funny but she was trying too hard, that style of rambling looses something when it is over rehearsed. i’ve never liked rebel wilson. corrine grant left for the glasshouse didn’t she? that’s over so she should come back, corrine was great and she’s been on GNW a bit lately so she doesn’t appear to have anything stopping her from appearing on channel 10.

  5. You know who they should get as a replacement?? Who remembers the ‘Real Stories’ presenter Jennifer Adams? She’s be perfect for the news desk segment. The way she read was very funny, with all those parody current affairs

  6. Don’t put that Celia girl on – she had a good 3 minute slot on Rove the other week and died badly. I’d like to see Rebel Wilson do a Tina Fey type ‘Weekend Update’ sketch each week.

  7. Give Nikki Osborne the job!

    She has the experience, she’s a Melbournite, she is appealing to all demographics and also she’s a new mum and now a blonde!

  8. I’m expecting the 7PM Project to be a mini-The Panel, though not as narrow. If so, it’s big shoes to fill, but if it gets a good chance to find its feet it could work well.

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