Chris Bath was approached to host Pointless, according to reports this afternoon, but it isn’t happening due to her ABC commitments.
News Corp reports the Evenings host on ABC Radio was offered the hosting gig but the broadcaster has other plans.
“Chris Bath is a popular and highly valued member of the ABC Radio Sydney team,” an ABC spokesman said. “The ABC is looking to use Chris’ television and radio skills across all its platforms in the future.”
TEN indicated it was considering a number of hosting options (Gretel Killeen anyone?).
“Everyone we have screen-tested has been great, but it would be inappropriate for us to comment on speculation about any individual person,” they told the newspaper.
Pointless, which has screened on ABC with Brits Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman, requires a host and quiz master.
Chris Bath most recently narrated Keeping Australia Safe for ABC in 2018.
Pointless is being produced by Endemol Shine Australia and tipped for a 6pm timeslot later this year.