Ryan jumps ship to land host­ing role

The Courier-Mail - - CONFIDENTIAL -

BEAU Ryan has fol­lowed in Lisa Wilkinson’s foot­steps and de­parted Chan­nel 9 bound for Net­work Ten.

The for­mer rugby league star (pic­tured above) made the an­nounce­ment on KIIS FM’s Kyle and Jackie O show yes­ter­day and re­vealed plans for next year.

“One of their big­gest shows next year is called Sun­day Night Take­away with Ju­lia Mor­ris and Dr Chris

Brown,” he said. “It is the big­gest show. It’s a va­ri­ety show. There’ll be pranks, there’s mu­sic from big stars … I’ll be a rov­ing re­porter and I’ll be host­ing a seg­ment called ‘Chris ver­sus Ju­lia’ at the end of the night.”

Ryan has been with Chan­nel 9 for 10 years but has been look­ing for new op­por­tu­ni­ties af­ter the NRL Footy Show was axed.

“They’ve been good to me,” he said.

“Is it like when you just fall out of love with some­one?” Kyle asked.

“You care about them; you love them,” Ryan said.

The Net­work 10 va­ri­ety show is based on the British TV show hosted by An­thony McPartlin and De­clan

Don­nelly (bet­ter known as Ant and Dec) that has been air­ing in the UK since 2002.

Mean­while, Chan­nel 9 has also parted ways with pop­u­lar Bris­bane re­porter and pre­sen­ter Dar­ren Cur­tis (be­low). The net­work yes­ter­day con­firmed that his con­tract had ex­pired. It is not be­ing re­newed.

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