WHO IS ‘THE PRONOUNCER’?
CHRIS Edmunds (right) has a pretty sweet gig. He’s the guy who reads the words kids must spell on the show. But with the good folk from the Macquarie Dictionary in his ear, the former teacher says it’s much harder than it looks. “It’s not my world, but my job was made easier by the supportive team around me,” says the former Head of Acting at the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts.
The hardest part is remaining detached from the spellers. “Your first instinct is to applaud or shout praise but of course I can’t,” he says.