HAVING survived any number of near-misses and minor accidents during his TV Gap Year adventures, funny guy
hardly thought he was putting his body on the line in the reboot of Talkin’ ’Bout Your Generation.
“To be honest, I forgot just how physical this show can be,” a slightly sore Lee said.
“We were literally given a playground and no instructions.
“I certainly had a bruised hip after one episode — maybe I thought I was more Gen Z with my physical abilities and then I realised maybe Gen Ys are just getting a bit older.”
Lee is captaining the Gen Y team, with helming the Gen Xers and
leading Gen Z on the show, which is a cross between a game show and quiz show with a bit of mayhem tossed in for good measure by host
The series kicks off next Monday on Channel 9.
Lee said it was the chance to work with Micallef (above with Lee) that attracted him to the show.
“I am such a big fan of Micallef and I think he is in his sweet spot with this show,” Lee said.
“He has got a great balance of stupidity that he brings to the screen and he takes no crap from any of the contestants.
“He rules the whole thing with an iron fist.”
Lee said he enjoyed being part of the team, rather than in the host’s or producer’s chair in this instance. “It was a great, fun, experience. It is like being an uncle as opposed to a dad,” he said.
FOOTY great believes he has emerged a better person from his m mental health battle tri triggered by the Essendon sup supplements saga.
H Hird, who underwent trea treatment in a psychiatric faci facility last year after reac reaching breaking point, spo spoke about his dark days and finding the light again at a lunch with his podcast part partner at C Crown on Friday.
T The pair have teamed up with to crea create the insightful Crawf & H Hirdy podcast.
H Hird said he wanted to nor normalise depression and enc encourage discussion about “wh “what can happen inside your head when it gets really dark”.
“When you are truly down in the dark deep depths of depression, it feels like there is no way out,” he said.
“You cannot see how you are going to get out when you u spend two or three days in bed and you can’t move, when your brain just won’t let you out of that cycle.
“The reason why I feel very comfortable talking about it is that it has happened to me, I have come out the other side, I feel like I am a better person because of it.”
Hird spent five weeks in a Melbourne clinic early last year.
“When you are in a psychiatric facility with people that are crazy — not that I was — I actually said to the doctor, ‘But I am not meant to be here, I am not crazy’, and he said, ‘Well, you are at the moment and that is why you are here’,” Hird said.
“It allowed my brain to get to a place where I could think about things again ... It was a tough time but I am really glad I went in there and am even gladder I am out.” Hird and Crawford’s podcast show showcases the pair’s huge knowledge knowle of football, but also sees them share anecdotes fro from their playing days. The lun lunch was the first that they have hav presented as part of their podcast p venture. Other top topics covered included their Grand Final vic victories, Brownl Brownlow Medal wins, and th their experience traini training under two of the A AFL’s greatest coa coaches in (Hird) an and (Cr (Crawford).
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