Rumour: Craig McLachlan to talk to Seven?
After vowing to speak in the new year, Craig McLachlan could be an ideal subject for Seven's Spotlight unit...
“We’re not going to speak in any detail today…. we will certainly do so in the immediate new year,” said Craig McLachlan in December.
“As you can imagine we have a lot to say.”
Those were the words of Craig McLachlan following his acquittal of assault charges in Melbourne Magistrates Court.
But with a separate defamation case pending against ABC and Nine (publisher of former Fairfax), many of the likely media outlets are effectively no-go zones: Australian Story, Four Corners, 60 Minutes, A Current Affair.
That leaves News Corp publications and Seven as possible destinations, or a magazine deal.
TV Tonight hears whispers Seven’s Spotlight unit, which recently drew a big crowd with a Ben Cousins special, as the likely candidate.
Helmed by seasoned producer Mark Llewellyn, Spotlight would give McLachlan access to the living rooms of the nation, to tell his story in his own words.
McLachlan continues to draw support from a defiant “Blake Army” fanbase around the world despite the Doctor Blake series ending in 2017. A recent petition to revive the show has over 7000 signatures.
Seven declined to comment.