Did Tom Gleeson really quit Hard Quiz?
Updated: Friday's Hard Quiz announcement was news to ABC.
On Friday afternoon Tom Gleeson shocked fans on social media when he quit his hit show Hard Quiz.
Gleeson attributed the move to a busy schedule, juggling TV and live comedy commitments. While it clearly wasn’t April 1st, there were no jokes in his statement.
— Tom Gleeson (@nonstoptom) May 24, 2019
The resignation was reported far and wide (including at TV Tonight which noted Grant Denyer won Gold after Family Feud was axed).
Yesterday he was nominated for the Gold Logie, prompting him to declare…
I’M UP FOR THE GOLD LOGIE! Last year proved you can only win if you don’t have a show. That’s why I axed myself. When I win Gold, I promise I will un-axe #HardQuiz immediately. Please forgive me HARD! Voting opens June 24. #Gleeson4Gold #tvweeklogies pic.twitter.com/vYj9Z9Sono
— Tom Gleeson (@nonstoptom) May 26, 2019
An ABC spokesperson told TV Tonight, “Tom’s statement that he has sacked himself from Hard Quiz is news to us, particularly as we have 10 new episodes airing later this year. Sounds like Tom needs to have a good old HARD chat with himself.”
Those 10 episodes are already in the can.
Update: My info now is it was not legit.