ABC reveals presenters for Escape from the City

Jane Hall, Simon Marnie, Bryce Holdaway, Del Irani & Dean Ipaviz join upcoming ABC lifestyle series.

ABC has announced its presenting team for upcoming lifestyle series, Escape from the City.

They are: Jane Hall, Simon Marnie, Bryce Holdaway (pictured), Del Irani and Dean Ipaviz.

The series, being produced by FremantleMedia Australia, is based on Escape to the Country and sees sees one of the 5 hosts guiding participants through property moves to coastal, country or regional Australia.

It is currently in casting stages via escape.castasugar.com

The show is tipped for the 6pm weeknight slot later this year.

Jane Hall has been there, done that! Having undergone a tree-change of her own, Jane will share her first-hand experience of the highs and lows of relocating her life. An actor, presenter and radio host, Jane is a much-loved personality whose credits include Neighbours, Secret Life of Us, All Together Now and very successful stints on Melbourne radio stations Mix 101.1 and KIIS 101.1.

Simon Marnie is the presenter of The Weekend Show on ABC Radio Sydney. Passionate about regional issues and communities, there is nothing Simon hasn’t covered about life away from the city during the 18 years he has been on air.

Bryce Holdaway is a professional buyer’s agent and financial planner, a bestselling author of The Armchair Guide to Property Investing, a co-host of The Lifestyle Channel’s Location, Location, Location Australia and presenter of Australia’s No. 1 property podcast The Property Couch.

ABC News Breakfast presenter and finance journalist, Del Irani will be sharing her unique financial insights with our house-hunters. Del has worked internationally as a producer, journalist and presenter including for BBC World News where she was the presenter of India Business Report.

Dean Ipaviz is a qualified carpenter, registered builder and project manager with a passion for green building principles and practices, and is committed to creating awareness of environmental issues. Dean previously co-hosted Best Houses Australia on 7TWO.

5 Responses

  1. I have been a long time viewer of Escape to the Country. Tonight was the first time I’ve had the chance to watch the Australian version Escape from the City. Whilst l applaud the idea of this, why oh why does it have to be identical to the English version???
    The Southern Highlands which were showcased tonight did show the countryside. My comments are :-
    I am not familiar with towns being referred to villages. I live in a Victorian Country Town.
    I found the presenter Simon boring to listen to he needs to speed up the way he speaks, unfortunately l found him irritating to listen to.
    As l see it the presenters need to develop their own persona and not try so hard to mimic the English presenters.
    My opinion only.

  2. Well, I was looking forward to this but wont be watching the episodes with Bryce Holdaway on….he and the woman who co-hosted Location, Location, Location Australia are very annoying.

    1. I like Del, too. So this is the “special project” she mentioned as the reason for her leave from Breakfast.
      Simon Marnie I am not so keen about. I don’t know what he looks like, but his voice repels me on Saturday mornings on the radio.

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