TEN is close to announcing the new host for Can of Worms.
Yesterday Zapruder’s producer Anita Jacoby tweeted: “Much speculation about the new host of @canofwormstv Can’t say too much but they’re about to celebrate their diamond jubiliee.”
Somehow I don’t think she means Queen Liz.
Rumours have been swirling that Breakfast‘s Paul Henry would land the role. A prime time gig might help the ailing morning show to attract some new viewers. TEN has even been declining interviews for Henry, despite the fact the show has been pulling audiences around 30,000 viewers a day.
While Henry can be smart and funny he can also be polarising, all of which would suit the brief of CoW -unless there would also be a risk of the host upstaging the guests. And could Andrew Denton defend suggestions of a ‘shock jock’ host?
But there’s no guarantee he will land the role -at 51, he’s nowhere near celebrating his diamond jubilee.
Ian ‘Dicko’ Dickson “sacked himself” as CoW late last year, but will remain involved creatively, along with Zapruders.