The Chase began an extended production break in Melbourne last week to allow host Andrew O’Keefe time out from exhaustion.
2 weeks of records were cancelled, prior to a scheduled 4 week break.
“Andrew O’Keefe is currently taking some time off from his demanding and busy schedule to regroup and work through some personal issues,” Mark Klemens, of Profile Talent Management, said in a statement to the Sunday Telegraph.
Seven has a stockpile of new Chase episodes with the break not expected to impact its schedule. Repeats will screen over Easter non-ratings period.
Last month O’Keefe was given a 12-month conditional release after telling a court he was unaware the registration on his wife’s car had expired one month earlier.
He recently referred to the past 12 months a his “annus horribilus” following a marriage breakdown.
Klemmens added, “He is looking forward to full health and hopefully being back in the studio in a couple of weeks.”