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Rove McManus to host new Ten panel quiz Show Me The Movie

Rove McManus is to return to TV hosting, with a new panel show on Ten.

McManus will host Show Me The Movie, which will feature teams captained by comedian Joel Creasey and Offspring actor Jane Harber tackling film questions.

According to the announcement from Ten, “visiting international stars” will join a rotating panel of guest panellists. Ten said: “From big-budget Hollywood blockbusters to sci-fi, animation and chick flicks, Show Me The Movie! will celebrate the good, the bad and the ugly of the big screen. The stars, A-list gossip, iconic movie dialogue and classic cinematic moments all get a comedy make-over.”

In the previous decade, McManus was one of Ten’s most familiar faces, hosting weekly Sunday night show Rove Live from 2000 to 2009. After the show ended, his links to the network continued, including his production company Roving Enterprises making current affairs show The Project.

More recently, McManus co-hosted 2Day FM’s Sydney breakfast show with Sam Frost until it was axed at the start of last year.

He said: “I’m excited to start work on this new show and very happy to be back at Ten.

“Like many people, I enjoy going to the movies, so combining that with my love of television should make this the perfect vehicle to have fun with.

Ten’s chief content officer Beverley McGarvey said: “We are so pleased to have Rove back on Ten. Show Me The Movie! is a brilliant mix of movies, comedy and trivia – and Rove, Jane and Joel are the perfect people to lead this engaging and funny new show.

“There’s one thing Australians love more than watching movies and that is talking about movies.”

The show is a co-production from Ronde Media and Blink TV. It has been created by Ben Davies, who previously created Bondi Rescue and co-created Here Come The Habibs, and Spicks and Specks creator Paul Clarke. Ten’s executive producer for the show is Paul Leadon.

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