Tipping Point ripe to replace Hot Seat
All signs point to Tipping Point as Hot Seat's successor in 2024.
Nine’s likely plans for its 5pm timeslot in 2024 are looking much clearer with confirmation that a local version of Tipping Point will be filmed in Melbourne.
Casting by Endemol Shine Australia is underway for a local series filming from October.
“To be involved all you need is a fun positive personality, a good level of general knowledge and to be above the age of 18,” a casting notice announced.
The oddly hypnotic, slow-burn UK game show sees Ben Shephard test contestants on general knowledge to win counters which they use on a large coin pusher arcade-style machine. It currently screens at 3pm on Nine and often inches into the daily Top 20 shows.
Earlier this year UK producers RDFTelevision were seeking Aussie expats for episodes to be produced in Britain in conjunction with Endemol Shine Australia. It’s not clear how a local production impacts on those plans.
Last week when Eddie McGuire Hot Seat would go into “Hiatus” after January 2024 he added, “.. the good news is the show that will replace me will be produced out of Melbourne and the wonderful staff at GTV who have worked alongside me, hopefully would be a big part of it.”
Nine declined to comment.
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Updated: Peter Ford on 6PR tips Todd Woodbridge as local Tipping Point host.