The announcement of Hugh Sheridan as host of I Will Survive has led to speculation about his role in Packed to the Rafters.
Today Hugh Sheridan tweeted that he would be continuing to appear in the hit Seven series.
“Not leaving, I will be in (series) 5 and 6, promise.”
But in a coup for TEN and his own career, he has signed a network deal that will see him exit the Seven camp. He was not under a network deal with Seven.
“He is on a network deal with TEN and Season 5 of Rafters has finished production,” a spokesperson told TV Tonight this afternoon.
“We have allowed him to be in a limited number of episodes for Season 6.”
The signing of Logie-winning Sheridan is certainly a coup for TEN under new CEO James Warburton.
In an earlier statement, Warburton said: “Hugh is an immensely talented young man and signing him to TEN and this project underlines our commitment to reinvestment in content and securing the best people for all our shows.
“His arrival at the network is one of a number of key talent announcements we plan to make in the coming months.”
While Sheridan will host I Will Survive, which begins filming later this month, having a network deal opens the door for other vehicles, which would have undoubtedly been hard to resist for the young actor.
“Absolutely. With a network deal with anybody we’d love to pursue other opportunities with them,” said the spokesperson.