The Morning Show's Larry Emdur negotiates huge 'seven-figure' contract

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The Morning Show's Larry Emdur has reportedly earned himself a huge salary increase after replacing Andrew O'Keefe as host of The Chase.

Larry has reportedly signed a new seven-figure contract with Seven after taking on the gig, according to New Idea.

Larry Emdur on The Chase
The Morning Show's Larry Emdur has reportedly negotiated a huge 'seven-figure' contract after joining The Chase as host. Photo: Seven

"Between The Morning Show and The Chase, Emdur is now on the big bucks," an insider told the publication.

"After rounds of negotiations, he's sitting very pretty. He has effectively saved the network's most successful game show – so he's worth every penny!" they added.

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The host is reportedly also being considered as a possible candidate to replace David 'Kochie' Koch when he retires from Sunrise.

Taking to Instagram ahead of his first episode last Monday, Larry joked: "I'm thrilled to be the host of The Chase and I can't wait to see the look on my mum's face when she hears me saying all those big words.

"I'm excited to be starting on Monday during the Olympics. Mind you, any of the Chasers will happily tell you this show is the Olympics of quizzing."

Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies
Larry's Morning Show co-host Kylie Gillies on The Chase set. Photo: Seven

Larry recently explained to The Daily Telegraph why shows like The Chase are "super important", revealing it's because they lead into the news bulletins, which are often the highest-rating programs of the night.

He also shared that he didn't make the decision to host the show lightly. "We've got a beautiful thing happening on The Morning Show, top of the ratings for 14 years and I love working with [co-host] Kylie Gillies and the team.

"I hope people continue to enjoy the show the way that they have over the years and I hope I bring something different to it as well."

Larry is no stranger to game shows after working on The Price is Right and Wheel of Fortune earlier in his career.

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