What next for Hamish & Andy?
Could it be Gap Year Africa, Gap Year Middle East .... or something new entirely?
They won the Logie for Most Popular Entertainment and both Hamish Blake and Andy Lee were individually nominated for the Gold.
Next on their calendar is more radio, returning to a national Drive slot soon.
But as two of the most popular faces on TV, what’s next for the duo?
Andy Lee says they are considering their next move, but acknowledges Gap Year has been a team effort.
“Hame and I are very grateful. We know we’re not the stars, it’s those weird people around the world that we’re visiting. So we should probably smelt and Logie and send it on to the Amazon, where most of those guys did the great work,” he says.
“We’ve done some research on Africa and the Middle East. Both of them are touchy in regards to logistics and security. I wouldn’t say there was any chance this year, but we haven’t put our passports away.
“But there’s been an opportunity to also look at some other ideas we’ve had over the last four years but haven’t managed to realise. We’re hoping in the next few months to settle on one of them that we like the most, to work it up and see if it’s good enough for broadcast.”
With any new television projects would come new network negotiations. Their last multi-year deal was rumoured to be worth between $15m – $17m, although it also included production costs for their shows.
Lee confirms the duo are no longer contracted to Nine at the moment.
“Yes. So if Nine is reading this, we’ve both been nominated for Gold so we’d probably be worth at least triple this time.”