Herald Sun

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.

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