A GOOD EXCUSE TO STAY IN
REMEMBER the days when Fridays meant heading out for a night on the town. Now, it’s much more fun to shake off the working week, don your PJs and slippers and snuggle into the sofa. Or is that just me? I’m so happy that and the awesome foursome – host with most Amanda Keller (honestly, can we just give her a Gold Logie now), Chris Brown, Barry Du Bois and the irrepressible Miguel Maestre – are back on their couch too. Tonight, Barry runs into Jon and Khanley, who want to put in a doggy door for their two cavoodles. While Kyal and Khanley put the door in, Jon and Barry whip together a flat-pack cubby house for their kids. Meanwhile, it appears Chris, after wrapping back-toback live shows with his other partnerin-crime, Julia Morris, is in dire need of a break. He’s off to the crystal clear waters of beautiful Bora Bora. Most visitors to the Pacific island paradise spend their time relaxing by the beach with a fruity cocktail and doing nothing more adventurous than a sunset sail or a lagoon snorkel. Not our Chris, who heads to the hills (well, mountains really) and discovers the world’s largest banyan tree, which not only inspired director James Cameron’s but also contains the body of seven ancient mummified kings. Plus Miguel catches up with the godfather of molecular gastronomy, Heston Blumenthal, to whip up some tender delicious lamb using charcoal.