“Folks will learn into the state of affairs nevertheless they need”: Peter Helliar newest to give up The Challenge
Comic Peter Helliar has give up The Challenge, the third massive title to give up the present in what’s now a unprecedented exodus by key presenters.
He departs in two weeks’ time on Wednesday, December 7.
“It’s been one thing on my thoughts for some time,” he instructed viewers tonight. “Folks will learn the state of affairs nevertheless they wish to learn into it. However I really feel like I have to create some house for some some tasks that I wish to work on. I’ve been in a position to juggle over time… Learn how to Keep Married, rise up and books over time, however I really feel like there’s some new areas that I’m going into subsequent 12 months that I must be current for.”
He follows from Carrie Bickmore and Lisa Wilkinson’s bulletins, with the previous to exit subsequent week after a 13 12 months run.
Referring to Carrie Bickmore’s announcement he stated, “You stated that you’re glad you’re leaving The Challenge while you continue to like it. And I nonetheless love the present. I actually do. It means quite a bit to me. It’s accomplished superb issues for me, I interviewed Luke Skywalker as soon as… I look ahead to seeing what the present is sooner or later.
Helliar joined The Challenge in 2014, changing unique solid member Dave Hughes.
Beverley McGarvey, Government Vice President and Chief Content material Officer, Paramount Australia and New Zealand, stated: “It’s unimaginable to suppose Peter Helliar has been a part of the ten household for 22 years.
“After all, all of us bear in mind Pete delivering his comedic brilliance on Rove Dwell again in 2000, but additionally his position on the much-loved AFL present, Earlier than The Sport the place his alter ego Strauchanie was born.
“Pete’s expertise at 10 has additionally prolonged behind the digicam as author, director and star of How To Keep Married which ran for 3 seasons, plus his comedy reveals Skithouse and Cram.
“Some of the liked and revered comedians within the nation, Pete joined The Challenge in 2014 filling the comedy seat, a seat which he has held for the previous eight years. Given the breadth of his work, it’s superb that we’ve got been fortunate sufficient to have him sit at The Challenge desk 4 days every week.
“Pete has made the choice to take extra time to dedicate to his first loves – writing and stand-up and we look ahead to our persevering with relationship.”
Rumours are swirling that the present will bear a serious refresh for 2023, together with hypothesis round Waleed Aly as host. Sources inform TV Tonight he isn’t departing.
This publish updates.
After practically 8 years on the desk, Peter Helliar will probably be leaving The Challenge. Right here is the second he made the announcement. pic.twitter.com/k1i19lWcM5
— The Challenge (@theprojecttv) November 22, 2022