Dave Hughes Quits Channel 10’s ‘The Project’ To Pursue Stand Up Career, Replaced By Peter Helliar

Following four years behind the desk of Channel 10’s The Project, straight talking comedian Dave Hughes has announced his departure from the nightly news program. 

In a series of tweets this morning, Hughes announced his departure from the show, prompted by his desire to pursue his stand up comedy career. “I’ve been banging on about doing a proper national stand-up tour for years and if I don’t do it now before my kids start school, I never will,” said Hughes, according to news.com.au.

Replacing the man with the most Australian accent ever spoken on Australia’s struggling free to air network is comedian Peter Helliar. “I look forward to covering everything from Royal Commissions to Justin Bieber’s latest stripper/graffiti/pet-monkey adventures, often in the same show, sometimes in the same story,” said Helliar to news.com.au. 

Farewell Hughesy, and welcome Pete; for your sake, here’s hoping you avoid doing a Carrie Bickmore and don’t let slip an accidental C-bomb live on air. 

Via news.com.au
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