Anh Do Responds To Rumors That ABC Is Being Forced To Delete Anh’s Brush With Fame

Anh Do has responded to claims that ABC could be forced to scrap his show Anh’s Brush With Fame after rumors circulated that he “refused to sign for another season.”

On Wednesday, the talented performer, 44, confirmed that The Daily Telegraph that while he is very eager to sign for a seventh series, he cannot do so immediately due to other work commitments.

“This year I’m just so under the pump to meet the book deadline, so I just told the ABC I can’t commit to anything right away, but I love the show,” he told the publication.

Answer: Anh Do has responded to claims that ABC could be forced to cancel its interview show Anh’s Brush With Fame, amid rumors he’s “refusing to sign for another season”

Anh has a publishing deal with Allen and Unwin, where he has been awarded a contract to write 50 children’s books over the next three years.

“If the writing workload can be reduced, I’d be happy to come back and do some more,” he added.

“The ABC wants another series and I would like to make another series, only I’m snowed under with my book commitments, which I enjoy very much.”

An ABC spokesperson confirmed the publication: ‘We are still in talks with’ [production company] Screentime and we have yet to capture the next series of Anh Do’s Brush with Fame. We’ll let you know as soon as we have more news.’

Controversy: The news comes after Anh, 44, was forced to respond to claims that his paintings were prepared for the show before being filmed and in some cases are not entirely his own work.  Pictured here with singer Guy Sebastian

Controversy: The news comes after Anh, 44, was forced to respond to claims that his paintings were prepared for the show before being filmed and, in some cases, are not entirely his own work. Pictured here with singer Guy Sebastian

Rumors of the possible abolition emerged on Wednesday morning, when a report from TV Black Box claimed the show’s future was in doubt after the painter and the comic “refused to sign for another season.”

Anh’s response comes after he was forced to respond to claims that his paintings were prepared for the show before being filmed and, in some cases, are not entirely his own work.

The industry website’s sources claim that “social media backlash” against Anh’s “trial and completed artworks” is one of the reasons he wants to walk away.

Earlier this month, Anh clarified that he paints the celebrity portraits featured in his acclaimed interview series.

Answering questions from The Sydney Morning Herald, he confirmed: ‘It’s all my own work.’

Investigation: Sources claim the

Investigation: Sources claim the “social media response” to Anh’s “trial and completed artworks” is one of the reasons he wants to run away. Shown here with his portrait of Marcia Hines

He went on to reveal that prior to the interview, he prepares “studies,” which are created from photographs of his subjects.

Those studies can be used for final work when he has an “off day” and does not finish work during the interview that he is happy with.

However, Anh has “help” from his teacher, New Zealand-born artist Paul Ryan, an accomplished portrait artist and 13-time Archibald finalist.

Ryan confirmed to The Sydney Morning Herald that he is assisting with the early stages of the portraits being taken.

Set the record straight: Earlier this month, Anh clarified that he paints the portraits featured in his acclaimed interview series.  In response to questions from The Sydney Morning Herald, he confirmed,

Set the record straight: Earlier this month, Anh clarified that he paints the portraits featured in his acclaimed interview series. In response to questions from The Sydney Morning Herald, he confirmed, “It’s all my own work.” Pictured here with singer Marcia Hines

Assistance: However, Anh has 'help' from his teacher, New Zealand-born artist Paul Ryan (pictured), an accomplished portrait artist and 13-time Archibald finalist

Assistance: However, Anh has ‘help’ from his teacher, New Zealand-born artist Paul Ryan (pictured), an accomplished portrait artist and 13-time Archibald finalist

“Yes, that’s true, but Anh is a little reluctant to reveal how it all works. He doesn’t like me talking about it,” he told the newspaper.

“And he turned me down when I asked for a consultant’s credit for the show, even though every other asshole involved gets one,” he added.

The publication claimed that Anh had “toned down” Ryan’s contribution to the show, saying he had simply sought “advice” from his fellow performer.

“I think he might be taking a little too much credit,” Anh said.

Helping hand: Ryan confirmed to The Sydney Morning Herald that he is assisting in the early stages of the portraits being taken.  In the picture with Guy Sebastian

Helping hand: Ryan confirmed to The Sydney Morning Herald that he is assisting in the early stages of the portraits being taken. In the picture with Guy Sebastian

Talent: Do has painted numerous celebrities on Anh's Brush with Fame, including Guy Sebastian

Talent: Do has painted numerous celebrities on Anh’s Brush with Fame, including Guy Sebastian

Anh has painted a large number of celebrities on Anh’s Brush with Fame.

This season he interviewed model Tara Moss, singer Guy Sebastian, television vet Dr. Harry Cooper and singer Marcia Hines.

As the celebrities engage in an in-depth and emotional conversation with the artist, he creates a portrait of them, which they then take home.

Do has admitted that the works are not always completed within the time of the interview and that they are sometimes modified afterwards.

Format: As the celebrities engage in an in-depth and emotional conversation with the artist, he creates a portrait of them, which they then take home.  Pictured: Do with TV vet Dr Harry Cooper

Format: As the celebrities engage in an in-depth and emotional conversation with the artist, he creates a portrait of them, which they then take home. Pictured: Do with TV vet Dr Harry Cooper

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