New talent blossoms
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