Warnie the last (inglorious) hurrah at Studio 9
It just doesn't seem right. Warnie gets the final hurrah at Studio 9 in Bendigo Street today, under a cloud of murky headlines.
Shane Warne has been the subject of media attention since it emerged on the weekend that has supposedly been friendly with Elizabeth Hurley.
Both have since confirmed they are separated from their partners.
Such stuff isn’t normally worth wasting energy on, but given Warne is a Nine personality this summer, it’s pretty hard to ignore.
What consenting individuals get up to in their personal time is really their business, but as any TV star knows, personal stories do impact on a network show, for better or worse. In the case of the ailing Warnie, it’s rating so low could it actually have the reverse effect?
The media story also caps off a year of bad boys on the telly, most of them at Channel Seven.
What is arguably more curious than a celebrity affair is that fact that today’s recording of the chat show will be the last ever production to emerge from Studio 9 in Bendigo Street Richmond.
With it’s glorious history of variety it seems like a whole lot of wrong that Warnie gets the final hurrah, under a cloud of murky headlines. Out with a whimper and not a bang….
What a shame it wasn’t the farewell special attended by the stars that kept the place alive.
Nine News will continue to be produced at Bendigo Street until the shift to Docklands is complete.