TV Tonight hears whispers Andrew O’Keefe is set to host The Chase for Seven.
The game show is understood to be nearing production to aid Seven’s lead-in to the 6pm news. If a one-hour format proceeds it would effectively replace both Million Dollar Minute and repeats of Deal or No Deal.
The Australian suggests Seven tried to lure Eddie McGuire across with the game show and AFL, but he declined.
Having had both Grant Denyer and Simon Reeve as game show hosts, it appears to now be taking no chances and returning to Andrew O’Keefe who won the battle for years with Deal.
But it looks like a case of back to the future for the versatile O’Keefe who looks set to be making weekly flights to Melbourne and into the Coventry St studios to play ringmaster once more. Sometimes it’s a chore being so good at your job!