Wipeout Australia in the USA
5 million Americans watched Kelly Landry in Wipeout Australia, but Josh Lawson and James Brayshaw were left on the cutting room floor.
Channel Nine presenter Kelly Landry got US exposure this week when ABC aired Wipeout Australia across America.
Following President Obama’s latest address to the nation, ABC screened a re-packaged episode from the Nine series.
US hosts John Henson and John Anderson fronted an edited version from the safety of their US studio, but Kelly Landry, who travelled to Argentina for the on-the-ground commentary remained intact. Or maybe the Yanks just thought she was prettier than Josh Lawson and James Brayshaw (they didn’t even rate an acknowledgment).
“This Aussie-filled hour will feature native mates and ladies bouncing off Big Balls” said the ABC Press Release, “among other over-the-top obstacles in the outback. Wipeout, which is seen in 25 countries, will surely delight viewers with one of the most spectacular sweeper wipeouts ever seen in Wipeout history!”
5 million Americans watched the show, which was fourth in its timeslot behind America’s Got Talent on 9.7m viewers.
It also aired in Canada.
Hope Kelly has a good agent to chase up those residuals!