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Matt Preston To Get His Own TV Show

Matt Preston

Matt Preston is living proof you can become a star when your in your forties, overweight, and have dubious fashion credentials. Ok well Susan Boyle also fits that bill as well.

Anyway the Daily Telegraph, states Matt Preston is in talks to have his own show.

What the show’s format would be is unknown, however the articles states:

…one TV insider has tipped a show similar to the US cable hit On The Road Again, which sees hosts Mario Batali and actress Gwyneth Paltrow travelling through Europe by car.

“Me and Claudia Karvan in a car sounds good,” Preston laughed.

“It is just a matter of time. It’s a matter of finding time to do stuff but we do have a few things bubbling away.

“There are some things which we are trying to find time for.

I have just done filming for [British network] ITV out here which was very exciting. But I feel I still have training wheels on.”

A Ten spokesman admitted they had discussed some options with their super-popular star.

“[Matt] is Ten talent and he has pitched ideas,” the spokesman said.

I look forward to seeing the show as he is articulate and enthusiastic about his pet subject – food. By the way does anyone else think he looks hungover in this photo?

8 comments

1 Anonymous { 05.11.10 at 4:51 am }

I watched a few episodes of the UK Masterchef last weekend. What a stark difference to Season 2 of Australia Masterchef. The contestants were a broad range of “normal” people, the emphasis was on the food, the food looked “real” not styled and the chef judges were real, focused and there were no smart-alec puns, quotes or preening. Australia Masterchef Season 1 was also “produced” but far less than this year. Masterchef Australia has become some weird morph of an enertainment-reality cooking show-drama. If Matt P. ends up with a “spin off” of some sort it will be the day Masterchef Australia jumps the shark. And yes, he does look hungover in this photo. He was piss drunk from the few minutes I saw him on the Logies last week. He is getting heavier and his slovenly look works as the well-travelled, well-informed food critic who is really into his job…but it loses appeal fast when he starts becoming an “entertainer”. Sigh.

2 Fiona { 05.11.10 at 10:32 am }

I think he is missing a bit of makeup and a hairwash – not his best photograph. He is articulate and has a definite presence, but he tends to overstate things and overenunciate, in his own show that could be really annoying. Whilst we find him different and I like his ad for Handee Ultra, it is always appealing when someone will poke fun at themselves, I am unsure about watching him being paid to swan about exotic places pontificating about food unless he keeps that sense of humour going.

3 seepi { 05.11.10 at 12:37 pm }

It could work if he had some kind of bogan offsider.

It could be called ‘Real Australian Food’ and Matt and the bogan would visit country towns. Bogan boy would buy up some pies and make Matt eat them sitting on a surf beach getting sand in the cravat and gristle in the teeth. Matt could do a sophisticated review to camera “pastry rather too long in the crust – actually no visible crust, sauce reminiscent of dishwater, with added gristle for texture”.

then they could move on to a gorgeous winery, where Matt would try to introduce bogan boy to squid tentacles, goats cheese and a nice sav blanc. Matt could explain in fairly simple terms why sav blanc goes with the food – which would be good for all us wine novices too.

that guy that won Dancing with the stars could be the bogan = except I find him really annoying.

4 sourkraut { 05.11.10 at 2:27 pm }

So duz that mean he will do ads for handee wipe on the show?

5 corrie { 05.11.10 at 4:23 pm }

I’m actually not a fan of him, I prefer the other 2! definitely not his best shot!

6 Wurstsemmel { 05.11.10 at 4:34 pm }

Just wait for the CD….

Oh, wait, he’s already done that.

7 Pollywaffle { 05.11.10 at 6:00 pm }

Will be interesting to see if Matt P can push his own barrow independent of MC.

The problem for him will be that C10 will stuff up his winning formula if he hasnt got his wits about him.Typically it will…
… make him over Mikey Robbins style – nup, he’s gotta stay big, goes without saying
…. put him on his own – dont think thats a good idea, he needs someone to spark off, otherwise his gargantuan proportions will just suck up the oxygen in the show – plus I dont really want to look at him for 30 mins straight
…allow his outfits to get more extreme dangerously treading the line between ‘avant garde critic’ and ‘Benny Hill Show extra’

Seepi – had the same thought on the bogan partner, a bit like the Oz and James series except introducing the food bogan to taste experiences around Australia. Shane Warne would be good – given he took baked beans to India, I think he passes the entry requirement for the show.

Other thought was something in the vein of 2 fat ladies, but this time I big bloke – maybe with a teeny bloke with different skill set – cooking perhaps? They could trundle into shanty towns, mining villages and hippy enclaves and forage for the best dish in the village. Surfing the menu style, preferably with pants on.

There was another foodie show briefly on Lifestyle that had a scottish women cycle around Scotland meal to meal which was great – maybe Matt could do it on a Penny Farthing ?

Lots of directions, will be fun to see what they arrive at

8 seepi { 05.11.10 at 10:14 pm }

Ian Parmeter is a very skinny chef – he would be good.
Shane Warne – oh dear. But watching matt’s face might be entertaining.
I think he could have a great show, but he definitely needs an offsider of some sort to make it work.