Seven has announced a string of new and returning reality programs coming to the network in 2024, including three shows for former Channel 10 star, Dr Chris Brown.
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The TV vet and I’m A Celebrity host announced in February that he would be moving from Channel 10 to rival network Seven. After hosting the Logies alongside Sonia Kruger in July, it’s now been announced that he will be joining her as co-host of Dancing with the Stars next year.
Chris will also host a new animal series titled Once in a Lifetime, where he will be “pushed to his limits in the pursuit of the ultimate animal encounter” alongside various Australian celebrities acting as his veterinary assistant, and the renovation competition series Dream Home.
Other new shows coming to Seven in 2024 include the reality show Stranded on a Honeymoon Island from the creators of MAFS, the return of First Dates and the controversial Big Brother Uncut, and a local adaptation of the UK docu-reality series Made In Chelsea titled Made in Bondi.
Meanwhile, popular reality shows returning next year include Farmer Wants A Wife, The Voice, Australian Idol, SAS Australia, Big Brother and My Kitchen Rules.
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Dream Home is set to rival The Block in the renovation reality space, following six pairs of everyday Aussies as they transform suburban homes into “the biggest and best renovations Australia has ever seen”.
The show is based on the successful New Zealand series of the same name that aired from 1999 to 2013 and will be produced by the team behind MAFS, MasterChef and Big Brother.
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The Block host Scott Cam tells Yahoo Lifestyle he wishes Chris Brown luck with the success of Dream Home, saying: “Competition is healthy and if his show rates reasonably well, that means that people are still interested in this style of television. As soon as they stop watching other shows or our show, then that's the end of that style.”
Daryl Somers, who has hosted 10 seasons of DWTS over the past two decades, confirmed his exit from the show earlier this week, posting on Facebook: “I am happy to hand the Mirror Ball over to Chris and wish him all the very best. He should enjoy working with a great team both in front of and behind the camera.”
Farmer Wants A Wife host Samantha Armytage says she has “lots of surprises in store” for the new season and Australia will fall in love with the “gorgeous” new farmers and “really lovely” ladies.
SAS Australia’s Chief Director Ant Middleton teases that next year’s season will be “bigger and better” than ever before with a brand new location.
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