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Making It reveals hosts Susie Youssef and Harley Breen

Network Ten has announced comedians Susie Youssef and Harley Breen are the hosts of Making It, the local version of Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman’s US hit.

The reality crafting competition was first announced at the TV network’s October upfront presentation, joining The Dog House and The First Inventors as new additions to the slate. At the time of the announcement, co-chief Beverley McGarvey said the “aspirational, inspirational and fun” Making It will do for craft what Masterchef did for food, and air straight after the cooking show’s run.

Poehler and Offerman are on board as executive producers, and the victorious ‘Master Maker’ will win $100,000.

Breen and Youssef

“Making It Australia will not only showcase some of the most beautiful, quirky and imaginative craftmanship at work, but it just might inspire you to make something along the way,” Ten’s head of programming, Daniel Monaghan, said last year.

Youssef – who is also an actor, writer, and The Project panellist – explained she is “ecstatic to be working on a show that is going to bring so much joy to everyone who sees it”.

“I feel pumped that we’re showcasing some kick-arse creative geniuses from all over the country and I feel ridiculously short standing next to Harley Breen but, for this show, I’m ok with that,” she said.

Breen, a TV host and radio personality, noted he’s “thrilled to be given the opportunity to host a show of this magnitude”, adding: “In addition to craft time with my kids, for as long as I’ve been able to, I’ve wanted to be in my shed making things that could otherwise be purchased but not appreciated.”

Speaking to Mumbrella last year, McGarvey claimed each format will “add texture to the schedule” and be “something that differentiates us from what our competitors may be doing”. The network’s line up also includes I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, which performed strongly for Ten at the start of the year, The Amazing Race (currently airing), Australian Survivor, The Bachelor franchise, The Masked Singer, Gogglebox, and Have You Been Paying Attention?

In addition, Paramount+, parent company ViacomCBS’ streaming service – which replaces 10 All Access – will soon launch in Australia, and has begun building a local team.

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