Ben Cousins to host The Amazing Race?
With The Amazing Race Australia set to go into production next month, a number of names have been floated as potential hosts, including reformed drug addict and AFL star Ben Cousins.
Among other names believed to be in contention are Seven Network stars Daniel MacPherson, Tom Williams and Luke Jacobz.
The Sunday Telegraph reports a well-placed source confirmed the network was looking at the controversial footballer for the hosting role.
“There’s a definite belief he could do it. Sure. He was outstanding last week, and plus he brings women onboard. He has this real James Dean feel to him,” said the source.
Cousins is said to have been well received during an in-house screening of his documentary, which will go to air on Seven next week.
However, Cousins is yet to be signed to the network, and it is believed Daniel Macpherson is currently running as favourite to host the reality series.
“Dan’s proven himself as one of the best hosts – blokes like him, women love him. He’s a strong starter for this.”
New Zealand born Phil Keoghan, who hosts the US version of the show has also been named amongst rumoured hosts for the local version.
More than 100,000 people have visited the official casting website for the show, which is set to go into production in September. SOURCE