A familiar, yet not often seen face made an appearance on The Project Wednesday night – and fans were loving it.
The experienced TV host joined old friend Pete Helliar as well as Gorgi Coghlan, who filled in for Carrie Bickmore, and Studio Ten presenter, Joe Hildebrand.
Fan feedback was overwhelmingly positive on social media, with viewers praising the choice of stand-in for Waleed.
“Great to have Rove back. After all, it is his show,” wrote one fan on Facebook.
“Love Rove, please stay,” commented another.
Many were happy to see Pete and Rove together again as a throwback to the early 2000s when the 43-year-old hosted Rove Live and was joined by his comedian friend each night. It was only a bit of a pity Carrie – who read satirical news headlines on the show – couldn’t be there for a complete reunion.