The Mole: Shura Taft Named As Host
Shura Taft, an up and coming TV host has been named the host of the new version of The Mole.
It is great to see someone relatively new on screen in prime time. He has learnt his craft as host of children’s TV shows Kids WB and Pyramid.
Also last year, he hosted The Supercoach Show on Fox Footy. He also co-hosted Uplate! On Go!, this was with Natalie Garonzi and James Kerley. When will someone give Natalie G a prime time gig?
He told the Daily Telegraph he was a The Mole fanatic.
“I am an absolute Mole nerd,” Taft says. “The first series started when I was in secondary school.
“A couple of mates and I used to keep Mole diaries that listed all the challenges and who behaved suspiciously.
“I guess it was a geeky thing to do but we were so into mind games.”
The Mole has not been on TV for eight years and previously was hosted by Grant Bowler who has been hosting The Amazing Race Australia.
The Mole follows a group of contestants that confront a series of challenges, however one of the contestants is a traitor aka mole – that is trying to sabotage the group’s money-making efforts.
The show is to start filming around Australia next week. This series is going to be one of the highlights of the reality TV year.
By the way girls if you are wondering he is straight he has dated Natalie Garonzi and Heidi Valkenburg.
The Mole to screen on SEVEN later this year.