Larry Emdur locks on as new host of The Chase
"I can’t wait dust off my shiny game show shoes," says Seven's Larry Emdur.
Seven has today confirmed Larry Emdur is taking the helm at The Chase Australia.
As previously tipped, he takes over the role following the departure of Andrew O’Keefe.
Emdur will film his first episodes next month, in addition to his duties on The Morning Show.
“I’ve had a love affair with quiz shows for most of my working life and the opportunity to host one of the TV world’s greatest formats is incredibly exciting,” he said.
“I’ve always enjoyed watching The Chase Australia and I can’t wait to dust off my shiny game show shoes, apply some ‘game show’ grade teeth whitener and learn how to say words like pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.”
Seven’s Network Programming Director, Angus Ross, said: “Everyone at Seven is delighted that Larry has agreed to take on this new role.
“He is the ideal host for The Chase Australia. Australians love Larry. Australians love the show. Together, they are the perfect combination.”
Emdur has famously hosted over 1,500 episodes of The Price Is Right, plus Wheel Of Fortune and The Main Event.
Emdur’s first episodes of The Chase Australia, produced ITV Studios Australia, will screen on Seven later this year.