Following the success of Rove co-hosting in June it was a fait accompli to have this decision be made for the show that his production company makes. It’ll should certainly lift the ratings of the program through the next 5 months and that’s not a bad thing. From the press release:
Rove Joins The Project As Guest Co-Host.
On The Desk With Carrie And Pete From Monday, August 18.
Network Ten is thrilled to announce that Rove McManus will take a seat at The Project as a special guest co-host from Monday, August 18.
After co-hosting The Project in May, Rove jumped at the opportunity to return to Melbourne to join his long-time friends and former colleagues, Carrie Bickmore and Peter Helliar. Currently based in Los Angeles, the guest co-host position gives Rove the perfect opportunity to return home to Australia for a few months. He will be on The Project until December 2014.
“It was fantastic being back doing live TV with Carrie and Pete in May and I couldn’t resist the opportunity to return and co-host again for a few months. Plus I think I left my phone charger in the dressing room,” Rove said. “It will be great to be able to be part of The Project for the remainder of 2014 as member of the regular team. Everyone involved does such a tremendous job putting the show together and even better for me, I’m essentially working with friends every day.”
Craig Campbell, Executive Producer, said: ”It is great to be getting the old team back together again. It was a joy to have Rove on the desk in May, our audience loved seeing him again in a whole new way.”
Regular guest panellists Steve Price, Waleed Aly, Fifi Box, Meshel Laurie, Todd Sampson and Anthony “Lehmo” Lehmann will join Carrie, Rove and Pete from Monday, August 18, at 6.30pm.
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