Here’s a rumour I never expected to be filing…
Further to the chatter of The Weakest Link coming to Nine is a whisper that Magda Szubanski could be a contender as host.
That would be quite a switch from the late Cornelia Frances who perfectly presented as a stern, head-mistress like character.
By contrast, Magda is embraced with much affection (unless she is about to channel a Fast Forward character!).
No doubt she could take on the role with a twinkle in her eye, which has proven hugely successful for Tom Gleeson on Hard Quiz. And while 2006’s clip show Magda’s Funny Bits may not have set the world on fire, The Weakest Link is a tried and true format.
So tried and true it is currently rebooted in the US with Glee‘s Jane Lynch.
Nine is yet to comment on queries about a faux casting notice Quizical, which is to be filmed in Melbourne by BBC Studios Australia.