Despite axing the long-running Video Hits format, TEN is set to return music and entertainment to Saturday mornings -this time on ELEVEN.
Scotty Tweedie, best known as host of ABC3’s Prank Patrol, will front an unnamed Saturday morning show next year.
Network TEN chief programming officer, David Mott, said: “We think an interactive music and entertainment program of this nature fits in perfectly with the demographic ELEVEN is focused on. It’s a fresh, forward thinking format that not only showcases the best of the entertainment industry, but also embraces the wonderful technology we have available to us now.”
ELEVEN is currently searching for a female co-host to join Tweedie via a ‘Hunt For A Host’ online campaign.
A statement says: ‘Our casting call goes out to all ladies over 18 with a firm grasp of pop culture, and a bank of music knowledge. To get their foot in the door, bright and edgy hopefuls must head to the Eleven Music website and upload an audition piece by Thursday 15 December. The winner will be chosen the following week, and set into the mix with Tweedie.’ That’s fast!
Tweedie, who has also hosted Studio 3, 3on3 and the 2011 Trop Jr Festival, added, “I think every Australian kid grew up watching music programs on the weekends, to be a part of one that’s so dynamic is really exciting. As for my new host, I can’t wait to meet them! My start on TV came through winning a competition, so it will be great to show someone else the ropes.”
More info is at www.eleven.com.au/hunt-for-a-host.htm (check out the cheeky video).