Quiz host Ed Phillips has been dumped by Channel Nine.
His contract with Nine recently expired and he will not be offered a deal next year, says Confidential.
The non-renewal unfortunately makes for untimely news, just days before Temptation returns to screens.
Only this week Nine even sent out a press release enthusiastically quoting the host: “We’re certainly coming back with a bang, making contestants sweat on the buzzers over summer.
“I can’t wait until it’s game on,” he said.
Livinia Nixon fares a little better with the network, as weather girl for Nine News in Melbourne plus occasional appearances on other shows.
Today’s newspaper article says Temptation is axed. TV Tonight reported this news exclusively way back in June when production staff at FremantleMedia were let go and moved on to other projects. At the time Nine was at pains to point out the show had not been axed, its block of records had simply concluded.