WILD MAN AT IT AGAIN
Aussie hero Russell Coight is back, better than ever. In this Q&A, he talks to Seanna Cronin about what to expect in his highly anticipated return to TV and what we can do to protect our natural treasures
It’s been more than a decade since outback legend Russell Coight was last on our screens. Fans will be glad to hear the wildlife and survival expert is back with a new series of bush adventures. our crocodile petting zoo is not going quite so well – we’re still having a few teething problems. Then there’s my TV work. I’ve been pitching various ideas to the networks. Outback Ninja is looking good; contestants have to pitch a tent, rope a steer and inseminate a cow. There’s also been a lot of interest in BootScootin’ With the Stars – just trying to convince Todd McKenney to come on board. Over the years I’ve been called many names. Adventurer, Pioneer, the Defendant. How about we go with Outback Legend? Idiot city-slickers who don’t realise just how precious our Aussie fauna is. I was lucky enough to recently have a rare species of pygmy possum named after me. Scientists didn’t even know this creature existed until I drove over one up in the Kimberley. It’s now known as Coightus Extinctus. Quite an honour. Kids are our future and I spend a lot of time trying to teach them basic bush skills. If I come away from this series with just one child knowing how to skin a rabbit or roll their own cigarette, I will be very proud.
Fans of Russell Coight's All Aussie Adventures are in for a treat, with the dashing outback hero returning to our screens on Channel 10 on Sunday night.