Blake screens options but still in the picture
HAMISH Blake is glad his focus is on radio but he hasn’t ruled out doing television again.
Blake and his partner in comedy, Andy Lee, officially returned to the airwaves this week with Austereo after a seven-month break from filming their Channel 9 Gap Year shows.
“Not at all (saying never),’’ Blake said. “It’s just a different beast and it requires a lot of time and there are a lot of people involved, and it can take months to produce. It is a lot of fun and we have the best memories, but you do also need a network to say ‘yes please’.
“We’ve had such a great time doing radio in the past and this is 100 per cent the right choice.
“We really wanted to do radio again because we love it and we’ll keep doing it until we get sacked.”
Blake said the pair took a long break because they needed it. Both Blake and Lee went overseas for holidays.
“If it was doing any other job than sitting in a studio with your best mate having a laugh, you’d be a bit shocked doing a five-day-a-week commitment,’’ Blake said.
“It’s a bit like going back to high school and you forget how fun it is.”
The drive timeslot will be the radio ratings battle of 2015, with the boys up against Kate Langbroek and Dave Hughes on KIIS FM and the established trio of Tim Blackwell, Marty Sheargold and Kate Ritchie on NOVA.