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Eddie McGuire ‘signs with Channel 10’ to host Melbourne Cup coverage

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Nine’s ‘Eddie Everywhere’ McGuire returns to Channel 10 to host the network’s Melbourne Cup coverage

Eddie McGuire started his career with Channel 10 in the 1980s.

And the sports journalist turned TV director will return to the network where it all began, if we are to believe industry rumors

The Millionaire Hot Seat presenter, 57, looks set to host 10 Melbourne Cup Carnival coverage next year, reports the Herald Sun

Homecoming: Sports journalist turned TV director Eddie McGuire will reportedly return to Channel 10 – where he started his career in the 1980s – to host Melbourne Cup coverage

McGuire was asked about the rumors about Nine’s Footy Classified, which he presents every Wednesday night.

Sportscaster Caroline Wilson immediately asked him if he would be leading race coverage this year.

“I have no comment on this,” McGuire said.

Stopping the nation: The 57-year-old host of the Millionaire Hot Seat looks set to host the broadcast of Ten's Melbourne Cup Carnival next year, according to the paper.  Pictured: The 2021 Melbourne Cup

Stopping the nation: The 57-year-old host of the Millionaire Hot Seat looks set to host the broadcast of Ten’s Melbourne Cup Carnival next year, according to the paper. Pictured: The 2021 Melbourne Cup

When pressed for his potential role, he simply said, “We’ll see what happens.”

It comes after the media personality returned to radio as a regular guest on Neil Mitchell’s hit 3AW morning show.

“He’s a free agent and a loose cannon. What more can you ask for?’ Mitchell told the Herald Sun from McGuire.

He's back!  McGuire is also set to return to the airwaves as a regular guest on Neil Mitchell's hit 3AW morning show

He’s back! McGuire is also set to return to the airwaves as a regular guest on Neil Mitchell’s hit 3AW morning show

“Eddie and I have probably argued, argued and laughed together for 30 years, so why don’t we air it,” he continued.

Mitchell said their biweekly segment will be called The Ideas Factory.

“It’s about ideas,” he explained. “Eddie is always good for an idea, I usually have a few, we can toss them around and agree or disagree or whatever.”

Neil Mitchell’s 3AW morning show is one of the highest rated shows on radio.

Excited:

Excited: “Eddie and I have probably argued, argued and laughed together for 30 years, so why don’t we air it,” Neil Mitchell said.

McGuire closed out 11 years on Triple M Melbourne’s The Hot Breakfast at the end of 2020.

The former Collingwood president said at the time that the decision to leave radio had “haunted him for a while.”

McGuire joined Triple M in 1988 as a young journalist and has hosted the Hot Breakfast show since 2009.

“Always leading up to an announcement like this, convince yourself five times to go on, not to go, to go on, not to go, because you love the show, but it’s been hurting for a while. ‘ he said.

Flashback: Eddie closed 11 years with Triple M Melbourne's The Hot Breakfast in November 2020

Flashback: Eddie closed 11 years with Triple M Melbourne’s The Hot Breakfast in November 2020

“To be honest, the constant jet lag you have when you do breakfast radio gets bigger the longer you do it, and you get a little older too.”

McGuire added that his other various personal and professional commitments regularly include “huge records of” [his] diary blocked’, which made him ‘tired’.

“So there it is. I’m looking forward to being a little more relaxed, to be quite honest,” he reasoned.

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