The gaping hole left in all our hearts when Charlie Pickering left The Project desk is FINALLY going to be filled.
Though when Pickering left the show in April, media speculation on possible replacements was rife, one classic Australian funny-man was completely overlooked.
But that’s set to be fixed today.
Comedian Rove McManus, whose show Rove was a staple in Australian homes between 2007 and 2009, is set to sign a contract to become a full-time member of the current affairs program today.
And in hindsight? The decision is kind of a no-brainer.
Confidential reports that 40-year-old Rove is keen to relocate back to Australia from the US, and reunite with friends Peter Helliar and Carrie Bickmore- both of whom rose to fame on his show Rove. He’s also keener to become more involved in the finer details of the show, which is produced by his production company, Roving Enterprises.
The Project is currently attracting an audience of 650,000 Australians per night. No doubt, executives at Channel Ten are hoping Rove will boost these numbers further, and help the struggling network with ratings.