Rove has Rip­per idea for open­ing

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - TELEVISION - – DAR­REN DEV­LYN

ROVE McManus joins Eddie McGuire for pay TV provider Fox­tel’s cov­er­age from the Open­ing Cer­e­mony of the Lon­don 2012 Olympic Games. He also hosts a daily Rove’s Lon­don colour seg­ment. ‘‘My first re­sponse when I was asked to do the Olympics was, ‘Well, don’t ex­pect me to com­men­tate. I know even the ca­sual fan does not take kindly to peo­ple who take the piss too much’,’’ he says. ‘‘Now my role is de­fined I’m look­ing for­ward to . . . be­ing a part of that. I’ve been given a small phone book of things you can and can’t say dur­ing an Olympic broad­cast, which is good to know. We had lawn­mow­ers, we had Nikki Web­ster on a ca­ble. Maybe they (Lon­don) will have a gi­ant in­flat­able Jack the Rip­per or some­thing. That would be all right.’’

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