TEN’s Winter Re-Launch – The Bachelor And The Idol Boys Are Back
Last night TEN threw a fabulous bash to launch the rest of the year’s programs and personalities. What was great to see was the former Australian Idol hosts, James Mathieson and Osher Gunsberg aka Andrew G, back with the Network that made them famous. Both are talented and entertaining presenters.
Osher Gunsberg who has had more names changes than hair styles was announced as the host of The Bachelor. He and “the bachelor” Tim Robard’s had a moment on stage talking about some of the most spectacular dates Tim had been on, and how the girls on the show were the most eligible bachelorette’s in Sydney.
Tim was very easy on the eye and rumour has it he has cut quite a swathe through the Sydney ladies before his time of the show. So maybe he is ready to settle down….
Osher who has lived in the USA for the past few years should be a good host and will know just how huge the show over there. Ironically now that he is single he himself could have been the protagonist on the show.
Andrew/Osher’s name has been evolutionary. He was born Osher and changed his name to Andrew G during his early radio days. Then when he was host of the ABC reality show, Photo Finish, in 2011 he was Andrew Gunsberg. Now the cycle is complete and he has reverted to Osher. The reason for this at this stage is unknown, well until we read about it in the Sunday papers.
His former partner in reality TV crime, James Mathison has been announced as one of the presenters of TEN’s new breakfast show called WAKE UP. He will be along side Natarsha Belling and Natasha Exelby. The show will be coming from Manly and is produced by morning TV guru Adam Boland. Apparently they will be know as Tash, Tarsh, and Matho.
There will definitely be eyeballs wanting to check the show out so if the chemistry is as good as they are saying they should get viewer traction fast.
Recipe To Riches the reality food show where the contestants compete to get their “recipe” on a supermarket shelf will also be coming to TEN’s screens later this year. Viewers will get to buy the contestant’s products in Woolworths after the episode has screened which will have some novelty value.
TEN is also going heavily into drama as it has been successful for them this year and new show Wonderland, which looks like a beach side version of Melrose Place, looks interesting. OK I have to confess I have never seen such a good looking cast, but being the professional I managed to keep my jaw from dropping to the floor.
Other former reality show contestants that will pop on TEN will be Celebrity Splash judge Alisa Camplin who will be commentating for the Winter Olympics, and Eamon Sullivan who won Celebrity Masterchef, he will be seen on a sports comedy show A League Of Their Own. This show is apparently a bit like Spicks and Speck and Qi.
Hopefully this new suite of shows, plus their heavy push into sport will see a resurgence in ratings for TEN, because viewers need three healthy free-to-air commercial networks to ensure we get programs we like to watch.