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MTV TRL Australia to return with Hit Network’s Ash London and Angus O’Loughlin

MTV Australia has recruited 2Day FM breakfast show host Ash London and former Hit Adelaide host Angus O’Loughlin to host its new show, MTV Total Request Live (TRL).

The new MTV show will feature music, celebrity and pop-culture creators in front of a live audience, and will premiere on March 8. It is the first international format of the show since it was revived in the US in 2017.

The new show premieres on March 8

London and O’Loughlin will be joined by two presenters, DJ Flex Mami, and MTV.com.au editor, Lisa Hamilton. Each episode will feature performances from local and international musicians, as well as interviews with celebrities and the latest entertainment news.

The show was previously aired between 2004 and 2006 in Australia, with hosts including Kyle Sandilands, Maz Compton, Jason Dundas, Nathan Sapsford and Lyndsey Rodrigues.

London said she was looking forward to hosting the show with O’Loughlin.

“I grew up on a solid diet of MTV, memorising Britney moves and dreaming that one day I’d be part of that world,” London said. “Music is my number one passion and as soon as I heard that TRL was coming to Australia I knew I wanted to be part of it. Hosting it with Angus is a bonus… we once got married in Vegas so I feel like hosting a show together on MTV is the natural next step”.

“So stoked to be joining the MTV family alongside my bestie Ash London,” O’Loughlin added. “We’ve already started talking about how these live music shows will be like nothing ever done in Australia before. I just can’t wait to begin.”

Simon Bates, vice president and head of MTV Asia Pacific welcomed London and O’Loughlin on board.

“Their combined wealth of talent, knowledge, experience and energy will bring a distinctly local flavour to this brand new Australian version of an iconic MTV franchise,” Bates said.

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