Greek gardening guru Costa Georgiadis has been named as the new host of ABC’s Gardening Australia, to replace presenter Stephen Ryan.
Best known as the host of SBS series Costa’s Garden Odyssey, his career began in landscape architecture before fronting his own TV series, last seen on air in January.
Jennifer Collins, Head of Factual for ABC TV, says: “Costa will bring an informed and entertaining spirit to the series. He’s got a reputation for having his finger on the pulse and I’m looking forward to seeing him communicate his exciting approach to gardening in his own inimitable style.”
Georgiadis added, “Gardening Australia is about gardening all of Australia – nurturing its plants and its people. I can’t wait to travel the country, share incredible gardening stories and create some new projects to get us all talking and blossoming.’’
Earlier this month Gardening Australia host Stephen Ryan said he had been sacked after being asked to sign a Press Release to say he was retiring.
”They’ve cut me completely loose and obviously don’t want me hanging around any more,” he said.
Yesterday an ABC spokesperson told TV Tonight, Ryan’s contract had not been renewed.
The series returns on Saturday March 24.