Kate for Carols in the Domain

By David Knox on November 21, 2008 / Filed Under News 20

Kate Ritchie will return as host of Carols in the Domain for the Seven Network this year, after co-hosting the event with Grant Denyer in 2007.

A co-host is yet to be announced.

“It’s a real honour to host,” says Kate. “As a kid we’d always watch the Carols on the TV at home. And now to be up there on that stage is amazing.

“I think the Carols make everyone stop and enjoy the Christmas spirit. Everyone gets caught up in Christmas shopping and getting ready for the day, and the Carols give everyone a moment to let the Christmas spirit wash over.”

The Gold Logie winner, who followed her years on Home and Away with radio work, is also in the cast of Nine’s Underbelly prequel.

The annual Sydney event, now in its 26th year, will air on Seven on Saturday December 20th.

So which Seven personality should co-host with Ritchie? Any suggestions?

Press Release:
Kate Ritchie is returning home to Channel 7 to host this year’s Woolworths’ Carols in the Domain.

As the event celebrates its 26th year with the biggest line-up of Australia’s top voices, Kate is excited to mark her second year as co-host.

“It’s a real honour to host,” says Kate. “As a kid we’d always watch the Carols on the TV at home. And now to be up there on that stage is amazing.

“I think the Carols make everyone stop and enjoy the Christmas spirit. Everyone gets caught up in Christmas shopping and getting ready for the day, and the Carols give everyone a moment to let the Christmas spirit wash over.”

An announcement on Kate’s co-host and the stars set to join her on stage to sing the nation’s favourite Christmas carols will be made in the near future.

The free concert is broadcast live on Channel 7 across the country on Saturday, December 20 from Sydney’s Domain.

Woolworths’ Carols in the Domain brings Australians together to celebrate the songs and spirit of Christmas. It also provides crucial support to The OASIS Youth Support Network, The Salvation Army’s response to youth homelessness.

Woolworths’ Carols in the Domain is proudly presented by MLC and Telstra.

20 Comments »

  1. jessica baxter February 27, 2009 at 7:09 pm -

    kate we love you

  2. David Knox February 18, 2009 at 6:15 pm -

    Please note stars do not write to fans via this website.

  3. jessica baxter February 16, 2009 at 7:25 pm -

    Sally we love your show and i watch home and away

  4. danielle January 28, 2009 at 5:01 pm -

    I Like Sally

    I Recond She Should Have Married Brad

  5. Zambora November 22, 2008 at 2:04 pm -

    Like this choice.

    Particularly as Kate Ritchie no longer in Seven stable.
    Makes change from mass cross promotion

    Could almost imagine 7 being silly and putting up O’Keefe and Matt White as hosts or even Fifi Box.

  6. lauren November 22, 2008 at 12:20 pm -

    i so hope its not daniel mcpherson!-all the good funny people are on ten (hamish and andy, dave hughes etc…) as long as its not jenn hawkins or dan mcpherson i think i could deal….i like matt white ;) he is spunky!!! lol

  7. David Knox November 22, 2008 at 11:45 am -

    She’s no longer in the Seven stable since leaving H&A. She even did ABC’s Stepfather of the Bride telemovie while with Seven.

  8. Andrew November 22, 2008 at 11:43 am -

    Is Kate Ritchie the only tv personality in Aust that is allowed to be on multiple networks at the same time? normally channel nine would not allow their actors to be on rival networks like when they stopped underbelly actors from attending the premiere of rush. its hard to believe that a h&a actress can have so much respect within the industry.

  9. David Knox November 22, 2008 at 1:39 am -

    That might be footage from early weeks….?

    I checked with a very reliable source yesterday. While there was no definitive yes or no on Carols, I was reminded he has said he ‘intends’ to be ready in a magazine interview already.

  10. Andrew November 22, 2008 at 1:25 am -

    I don’t think Grant Denyer is going to do it by the looks of him on the ad I just saw for next weeks Today Tonight story.

    He basically saying it’s the lowest point of his life, is wearing a full back brace and is crying a lot in the promos.

  11. Kuttsywood November 22, 2008 at 12:20 am -

    Tim, how did you guess that the self censored name was Kochie?

  12. Paul November 21, 2008 at 9:48 pm -

    What about Andrew O’Keefe?

  13. Tim November 21, 2008 at 4:51 pm -

    Kochie and Mel should host

  14. Mike Beckham November 21, 2008 at 2:49 pm -

    If Grant can’t do it, Larry or Daniel would be great.

  15. Kuttsywood November 21, 2008 at 2:48 pm -

    Betcha it is K****e.

  16. David Knox November 21, 2008 at 2:33 pm -

    Denyer has previously said he intends to be ready to do Carols. Maybe there will be no change…

  17. jak November 21, 2008 at 2:17 pm -

    I would put my money on Dan McPherson

    Grant has been off air for too long

  18. Jerome November 21, 2008 at 1:31 pm -

    luke jacobz, quite a silent achiever, no big hosting jobs yet. he has a great personality, kind, not the ‘over the top-self absorbed’ type and people obviously like him (winning DWTS popularity contest)

    or maybe matt white, although i think he has enough on his plate and wouldn’t seem to match well with kate.

    daniel macpherson?

  19. Rose November 21, 2008 at 12:03 pm -

    Oh i hope its Larry. I love him.

    I might consider going to the Carols this year. I love to watch Carols in the Domain <3 Ah Christmas, my fav time of the year :)

  20. Will November 21, 2008 at 11:55 am -

    larry emdur

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