TV personality Larry Emdur has been confirmed as Andrew O’Keefe’s replacement on the Channel 7 game show, The Chase.
O’Keefe was recently arrested and charged over an alleged domestic assault on his partner, and as a result was dumped by the network at the end of 2020.
“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,” Emdur told The Sunday Telegraph.
“The Chase is one of the most important shows on the network. Having spent a lot of time in this premium space — going into the news — I know that it’s a really great time of the day, just before dinner, when the family gets together.
“It’s a tumultuous time but shows move on and productions move on and over the years many hosts have been replaced with many other hosts.
“It’s happened very quickly. There’s no doubt about it, there’s lots of focus on it, but in keeping with what the network wants me to do, I have to aim for the blue sky and look forward.”
Emdur currently hosts The Morning Show, however was reportedly close to not renewing his contract with Channel 7 at the end of 2020.
The star was offered The Chase hosting role in a bid to keep him at the network.
While this role is new to Edmur, this definitely is not his first rodeo after he hosted The Price Is Right from 1993-1998 and 2003-2005. He also hosted Wheel Of Fortune on Channel 7 in 2006.
“The production is in Sydney now (having moved from Melbourne), so it’s manageable and it’s an exciting new challenge in my career when I was probably thinking more about winding down,” he said.
This article originally appeared on Over60.