Merrick, a meat pie kind of guy

Merrick: serious about meat

Could radio personality Merrick Watts be the new face of Meat & Livestock Australia?

The Triple M DJ called MLA marketing head Andrew Cox yesterday for an on-air chat, pitching his case to replace Sam Neill – who got the chop as the brand ambassador for red meat.

He even made a mock-up ad to make his case. Here’s the clip…


But Cox, who is meeting with Watts to have a chat about the idea, told Mumbrella via email: “We are not against using Merrick as a spokesman, but what does he know about WHOLESOME FOOD?”

“Currently he strikes us as a meat pie kind of guy – nothing wrong with that but he would need to prove he has a repertoire of healthy beef and lamb meals he can share with Australia.”


  1. Bec
    12 Jul 12
    12:56 pm

  2. Gold Merrick, but don’t give up your day job.

  3. Merrick
    12 Jul 12
    3:40 pm

  4. What a bloody great idea. A perfect fit for a brand if i have ever seen one. Down to earth, relatable, well spoken., handsome, modest. He truly has it all! Merrick should definitley be the face of M.L.A.