New tal­ent blos­soms

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - TV -

FIRST Mar­garet and David went over to the ABC and now SBS gar­den­ing maven Costa Ge­or­giadis has seen greener pas­tures at the national broad­caster. Ge­or­giadis (pic­tured) will front the ABC’S lon­grun­ning pro­gram Gar­den­ing Aus­tralia in the New Year, tak­ing over from pre­vi­ous host Stephen Ryan, whose three-year con­tract wasn’t re­newed at the end of this sea­son. Ryan took over from host Peter Cun­dall af­ter he re­tired in 2008. The ABC’S head of fac­tual Jen­nifer Collins says Ge­or­giadis has been cho­sen for his abil­ity to mix in­for­ma­tion and en­ter­tain­ment. Ge­or­giadis looks for­ward to his leap to one of the ABC’S longestrun­ning shows. ‘‘I can’t wait to travel the coun­try, share in­cred­i­ble gar­den­ing sto­ries and cre­ate some new projects to get us all talk­ing and blos­som­ing,’’ he says.

Gar­den­ing Aus­tralia: Satur­days from March 24, 6.30pm, ABC1

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