Seven’s Million-Dollar Man: Larry Emdur, The Morning Show’s host, ‘negotiates seven-figure contracts’ following Andrew O’Keefe’s departure from The Chase
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Larry Emdur has proven himself to be one Channel Seven’s most valuable assets.
The Morning Show’s host, 56-year-old, has reportedly signed a seven-figure new contract with The Network after taking over for Andrew O’Keefe, who was hosting The Chase.
‘Between The Morning Show and The Chase, Emdur is now on the big bucks,’ an insider told New Idea on Monday.
After replacing Andrew O’Keefe as host of The Chase, Larry Emdur (56), has reportedly signed a seven-figure new contract with Seven.
“After many rounds of negotiations, they settled on a very attractive position. He’s saved the most popular game show on the network, so it’s worth every cent. According to the source.
Emdur is being considered by seven executives as an option for David Koch’s replacement as Sunrise’s breakfast host.
Daily Mail Australia reached out to Seven for comments.
The Morning Show, The Chase and Emdur are a valuable asset. An insider revealed this to New Idea Monday. After rounds of negotiations, Emdur is now sitting in a very nice position. He’s saved the most popular game show on the network, so it’s worth every cent!
Emdur was hired to replace O’Keefe’s job in February, after Seven declined to renew his contract due to legal issues.
O’Keefe recently had assault charges against him dropped on mental health grounds.
Court proceedings reveal that the ex-TV host had an episode of manic episodes with his ex-partner, who claimed he took an icepipe to a party.
Court case: O’Keefe (pictured), recently saw his assault charges against him drop due to mental health reasons. Court proceedings reveal that the ex-host allegedly suffered a psychotic episode after he hit an ex-partner, who claimed he brought an Ice Pipe to a party.
Emdur’s inaugural episode of The Chase aired last Monday, during Seven’s Olympic coverage.
Before his first appearance, he said: “I am thrilled to host The Chase. I can’t WAIT to see my mom’s reaction when I say all these big words.”
“I am excited to start Monday at the Olympics. You can be sure that any Chaser will tell you that this is the Olympics for quizzing.
Emdur explained the importance of The Chase in an interview with The Daily Telegraph. Emdur said that they play a key role because they lead into news bulletins which, often, are the most-rated evening programs.
In an interview with The Daily Telegraph last month, Emdur explained that game shows like The Chase are ‘super important’ because they are lead-ins to news bulletins, which are often the highest-rated programs of the evening.
He said that he did not take the decision to host this series lightly.
He said, “We have a beautiful thing going on The Morning Show. Top of the ratings for fourteen years. I love working [co-host] Kylie Gillies, and the team.”
“I want people to continue enjoying the show in the same way they did over the years, and I hope that I can bring something new to it.”
Emdur has hosted several game shows before, including Wheel of Fortune and The Price Is Right.
Experiential: Emdur has hosted several game shows before, including The Price Is Right (previously) and Wheel of Fortune.
Publiated at Sun, 01 August 2021 22.51:29 +0000