Channel 7 has reportedly decided who the next host of The Chase Australia will be.
While personalities rumoured to be in the running for The Chase gig are Sunrise weather presenter Sam Mac, Daniel MacPherson and Grant Denyer, according to a recent report by TV Blackbox, Larry Emdur is gearing up to take over from Andrew O’Keefe as host of the popular game show.
A Channel 7 spokesperson told news.com.au: “Seven is obviously very concerned to read the reports regarding Andrew O’Keefe. Seven has had a 17-year relationship with Andrew across a number of programs, although he is no longer with the network.
“As this is a police matter before the courts, we cannot comment further.
“The program hosted by Andrew, The Chase Australia, is not currently in production. The program is produced for Seven by ITV Studios Australia. Production will resume soon and a decision about who will host future series is still to be made.”
The TV network has since been on the hunt for his replacement.
According to TV Blackbox, Channel 7 sources are “adamant” that Emdur has landed the gig.
Emdur has hosted many game shows throughout his career. He was the host of The Price Is Right from 1993-1998 and 2003-2005. He also hosted Wheel Of Fortune on Channel 7 in 2006.