Spicks & Specks host concedes, “It’s still Adam’s seat.”
Josh Earl remains upbeat despite the axe falling on Spicks & Specks, but agrees he was keeping Hillsy's chair warm.
Earl and Adam Richard spoke to Steele Saunders’ podcast I Love Green Guide Letters about the axing.
The trio filmed 13 weeks of episodes for the ABC before being given the bad news by producers. A week later when the news broke on TV Tonight, Earl was becoming a father for the second time.
“I got all these texts from people saying ‘I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry,” he said.
“But I was like ‘I’ve just got a kid!’ This is the best day of my life. Well second best. It’s my second kid.”
But Earl admitted, despite the show’s improvement after a rocky start, the news was not a surprise.
“The fact I even got a TV show was amazing to me. So I think I never felt comfortable in it. So when they took it away, it wasn’t like ‘They’re taking something amazingly mine away from me,'” he said.
“I always felt like, I’m kind of… it’s still Adam’s seat and I’m kind of, just here….”
“I reckon I’d be more upset if it was 4 years into it and it was axed.
“But with just one season it was really fun.”
Adam Richard joked about being something of a TV curse, likening himself to US actor Ted McGinley. But he agreed he had endured much bigger job losses than the 13 week run on the ABC.
“It felt like we’d barely started so it doesn’t feel like we’d lost anything (that big),” said Richard.
“It’s a job, I will get another one. All shows end,” Earl acknowledged.
Still laughing despite the axe, Earl also couldn’t help but wonder about other ABC shows that had faced bad news.
“Collectors got another season…. how bad were we?”