New Zealand is bracing for the return of Paul Henry.
Henry is said to have his eye on a presenting role on NZ current affairs show, Close Up, which returns next year in a 7pm timeslot.
But the NZ Herald writes, “Reappointing him after his racial comments on TVNZ Breakfast and the train crash ratings of the Australian Ten show will bring indignation from viewers who dislike Henry.
“It will probably be matched by people who see him as a politically incorrect hero.
“Much of Henry’s humour aims to shock or put down people who are different.
“On TVNZ Breakfast he was sometimes plain mean.
“Now TVNZ is drawn to the purported dream team of Paul Henry and Pippa Wetzell. TVNZ should be careful that the publicity and hype about Henry does not blind them to the commercial risks.”
Maybe they would be happier with reruns of The Hamster Wheel?