Gold, at any price

Larry Em­dur’s thrilled he’ll head this re­vival of an old fave

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - PLAY TV -

IT gameshow The Price is Right is re­turn­ing to its orig­i­nal home on Chan­nel 7 with the show’s long­est serv­ing host Larry Em­dur at the helm.

‘‘I’ve al­ways been madly in love with this show,’’ says Em­dur. ‘‘Its sole pur­pose in life, the rea­son it ex­ists, is to have fun and lots of it. When I was asked if I wanted to be in­volved in this new ver­sion, I was as ex­cited as 20 show­case win­ners in an in­flat­able spa bath.’’

The Price is Right de­buted in Australia on Chan­nel 7 in 1957.

Em­dur hosted two se­ries be­tween 1993 and 2005 for Chan­nel 9.

The late Ian Turpie hosted Price on Chan­nel 7 from 1981-1986.

Em­dur says ‘‘Turps’’ would be thrilled the show is back.

‘‘Dur­ing our very first pro­duc­tion meet­ing we all agreed we should ded­i­cate the first episode to Ian Turpie,’’ says Em­dur.

‘‘We’ll be­gin with a spe­cial trib­ute to Turps. There’s a whole gen­er­a­tion of peo­ple who grew up watch­ing Turps on The Price Is Right. Now, we’ll now have a new gen­er­a­tion see­ing the show for the first time.’’

Em­dur con­tin­ues host­ing The Morn­ing Show with Kylie Gil­lies.

The show goes into pro­duc­tion next week and is ex­pected to de­but post-easter in a 4.30pm times­lot ahead of Deal or No Deal, where an hour of gameshows will lead into news.

Reg­is­ter to be­come a con­tes­tant or join the au­di­ence at pri­ceis­righ­tau­di­

Seven, Prime7.

Com­ing soon,

Larry Em­dur.

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