Daryl Somers will not host next season of StarDancers

This news just in via a Channel 7 media release:

In a joint statement today David Leckie, CEO of Channel 7, and Tom Maclean, CEO of Somers Carroll Productions, announced that Daryl Somers has decided not to sign for another series of Dancing with the Stars.

After seven hugely successful seasons of the show he wishes to move on.

“I’ve had a fabulous time on Dancing with the Stars but I’m ready for a new direction” Daryl said.

“To be honest, I have felt somewhat restricted by the tightly structured format and feel if I don’t move on now I’ll regret it. If the Network do another season, and I think they should, I hope they hit the refresh button. It’s been a great franchise for Seven and deserves to be taken to a whole new level. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the very professional teams at Granada and Seven and have forged some wonderful friendships along the way”.

CEO of Channel Seven, David Leckie, added: “Daryl has done a great job on Dancing with the Stars for the network but we understand his reasons for moving on and wish him well for the future”.

Firstly, after the shock of “really? seven series?” there’s only one thing that this means to me: The producers wouldn’t let Daryl play drums with the band so he’s taken his sticks and gone home.

Are there any StarDancers fans amongst the Boxcutterati? Will this make you more or less likely to watch the show? Do you think Daryl has other offers up his sleeve? Tell us in the comments.

5 Comments

  1. I think another reason may be that they didn’t pick up his pitch of the ‘New Hey Hey it’s Saturday!’. I can’t recall where I heard this (it may well have been the boxcutters!) but I heard that Ch7 kept alluding to him that they wanted to pick it up to keep him interested in Star Dancers, but in reality had no intention of a new Hey Hey!

    So it will be the short ex-sunrise weatherman then?

  2. catbrain says:

  3. Gyngell lured him across to host a new variety show. I’d put money on it.

  4. catbrain says:

    How well did The Sideshow perform in the end, after its move from 7.30pm? Perhaps they’re planning some competition.

  5. Um… The Sideshow was canceled. So not very well, I’m afraid.

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