Friday Flashback: The Weakest Link

Today marks 20 years since The Weakest Link debuted on Australian television, with the inimitable Cornelia Frances.

Years before Tom Gleeson found success as a gnarly host, Cornelia Frances took great delight in sending contestants out the door.

In the US The Weakest Link is currently enjoying a revival on NBC, with host Jane Lynch.

So that got me to thinking….

Who would be the perfect host for a revival in Australia?

I vote Gretel Killeen.

Also easy to shoot with social distancing…. just sayin’!

42 Comments:

  1. John McEnroe if you could afford him or Virginia Trioli.
    She knows how to cut someone down to size.
    Although it was all scripted when I worked on it.

  2. I’d look to people who are good at barbs on Twitter e.g. Nakkiah Lui, Catherine Deveney, etc.

    I also see Courtney Act mentioned and I think a shady drag queen would be a really fresh take (might be too daring for a Channel 7 audience though haha). I don’t think Courtney is that shady but maybe we’ll have another contender after Drag Race Down Under airs.

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