Doc’s Nine lives
Some mysteries under the microscope include whether doing crosswords really can delay the onset of dementia, whether sit-ups are the best way to flatten your stomach and what causes ice cream headaches.
Rochford will be joined by a fresh team of reporters, including nutritionist Janella Purcell, retired swim champion Grant Hackett and former MTV host Lyndsey Rodrigues.
Rochford says Hackett is becoming a TV talent after some viewers labelled his early efforts as a sports newsreader ‘‘wooden’’.
‘‘I’ve seen some of his stuff for WGFY and the great thing is, it’s letting Grant be himself,’’ he says.
‘‘It’s an exceptionally hard thing to come from a place where he’s so trained and skilled to presenting TV . . . how you learn it I don’t know. I kind of learnt as I went along. I’m better than when I started (but) the problem with someone like Grant is that he’s such a high achiever.
‘‘We all just expect him to do everything at such a high level.
‘‘He sets the bar quite high for himself so you know he’s going to be better at it.
‘‘I don’t think he’d get much sleep at night if he didn’t feel he was getting better. It’s just the nature of who he is.’’