After stepping into the breach for 2008’s live grand final of Australia’s Next Top Model, Charlotte Dawson is rewarded with another hosting gig, this time the upcoming reality boxing battle, The Contender Australia.
She is one of two hosts for the FOX8 series.
Produced by Granada Productions, the Australian version will feature 14 professional super middle weight boxers who compete over a six week period for the inaugural title. It will be the first time the Mark Burnett series will be hosted by a woman.
Charlotte Dawson said: “I am going from fashion to fisticuffs! In some ways it’s spookily similar to Top Model, except the fights on this series will be in a ring.
“I am thrilled to work on the series, the world of boxing is an enigma to many people and these men have true passion for their sport and some amazing stories behind them.
Foxtel’s Brian Walsh, said: “Charlotte is one of the most accomplished presenters on Australian television. Her experience across many genres of programming and honesty in telling it like it is makes her a perfect choice for this role.”
Production begins in August. Dawson’s co-host will be announced in the next few weeks.