Leave it to the silly season to throw up the most shocking story of behind the scenes wheeling and dealing. It’s rare that press releases are actually news worthy but the following release from channel seven qualifies…
There’s no doubt that this is a win for seven, a win for Working Dog and a massive kick in the nuts for Grant Blackley, David Mott and co.
I thought it might be interesting, to pull out an old article where Tom Gleisner mentions the relationship with channel ten…
From PerthNow.com, dated 7 October 2006:
Working Dog's long-standing relationship with Ten played a big part in the TGYH deal.
``It's called the fear-of-loss factor: Ten couldn't afford to risk having Working Dog go to Seven or Nine with it,'' a Melbourne-based producer said recently.
``If you've been going out with Miss Australia (Working Dog) for 10 years, you don't want to share her with another bloke, even for one night. She may not come back.''
Well, you heard it from the horse’s mouth, Miss Australia is officially a slut.
She’s just run off with the rich older millionaire, taken the house and kids leaving ten with only the shirt on its back
The only silver lining in any of this for ten is the likelihood that the eventual infiltration of known stinkers such as Kochie & Mel, Noni Hazelhurst and Larry Emdur could bring down this show faster than Yasmin could get married. Gleisner, Stich and Co can only Thank God that Daryl Somers and Shelley Craft had already left their new home before they moved in.