This week with talk of Bruce McAvaney being elbowed out of future Melbourne Cup broadcasts by a strategic 10 deal with the VRC, talk turned to recognition of the legendary broadcaster.
6PR’s very own Seven man Basil Zempilas on Monday suggested McAvaney should be given a Gold Logie.
“If Bruce is not the most loved in Australian television… I am completely off the planet,” he said.
“Tell me someone who doesn’t love Bruce?
He continued, “He’s never even been nominated!”
But there is an argument, surely, that if he’s never been nominated then by definition he isn’t the Most Popular Personality on Australian TV, which is what the Gold is supposed to represent.
That said, McAvaney should absolutely be in consideration for the Hall of Fame award. It’s up to Seven to push him forward for that.
McAvaney was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in 2002 for service to sports broadcasting, charitable and sporting organisations and was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame the same year.
And if not a Hall of Famer he could easily fire up the opening number with One More Time.
Updated: Seven did not put forward Bruce in the Most Popular Presenter category in 2018.