Channel Nine Releases Its First Look Trailer To New Quiz The Weakest Link After Delaying Launch Following Host Magda Szubanski’s Bizarre Twitter Meltdown
Channel Nine has previewed the new quiz The Weakest Link, which will air in the coming weeks.
On Monday, the network released a new trailer that offers a glimpse of some of the show’s most memorable moments.
Hostess Magda Szubanski is first portrayed on set, saying, “Is Australia a nation of know-it-alls or utter nincompoops?”
First look: Channel Nine released its first look trailer on new quiz The Weakest Link after delaying launch following host Magda Szubanski’s bizarre Twitter meltdown (pictured)
The participants then answer the questions incorrectly and Magda shouts, ‘What’s wrong? It’s the first show, now is your chance. Try it. ‘
Only the ruthless will win. You are the weakest link, ‘Magda then says to the viewers.
It comes after Nine postponed the premiere date of the quiz The Weakest Link.
The network originally planned for the program to start on Tuesday, May 4 at 8:50 p.m., but it is now expected to air later in the month, TV Blackbox reported.
Trailer: Host Magda Szubanski is first portrayed on set saying, ‘Is Australia a nation of know-it-alls or utter nincompoops?’
Nine will fill the empty time slot with two films: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle on May 4 and Central Intelligence the following week.
A spokesperson for Nine blamed the programming change on The Weakest Link’s ‘tight production schedule’ – with TV Tonight reporting that filming has only started recently.
“Due to the tight production schedule, Weakest Link is now launching on Channel 9 at the end of May,” said the representative.
The Weakest Link was previously broadcast on Channel Seven from 2001 to 2002 and was hosted by the late Cornelia Frances.
Sneak peek: Participants then answer the questions incorrectly, and Magda shouts, ‘What’s going on? It’s the first show, now is your chance. Try it ‘
The delay could be a blessing in disguise for Nine, as Magda made headlines last month for all the wrong reasons when she fired bizarre and widely condemned tweets about Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s wife Jenny.
She later defended her tweets – which likened a conservatively-dressed Ms. Morrison to a character from the dystopian TV series The Handmaid’s Tale – by claiming that the Prime Minister’s wife was fair game for criticism for “ applying ” to public life by giving policy advice to her husband. .
Magda also suggested that the outrage distracted from the searing testimony of deposed Australia Post boss Christine Holgate against the prime minister during a senate investigation – even though this had been discussed extensively by news outlets at the time.
Responding to criticism from Liberal MP Nicolle Flint – one of several conservative female politicians who criticized her Handmaid’s Tale tweet – Szubanski wrote: “1) seriously, my comment is“ terrible, ”says Flint. “Terrible” ?!
2) I never said a word about Jenny. 3) why is this front page news when … Christine Holgate testifies ?! Shameless attempt to use “sisterhood” as a distraction. That’s horrible. ‘
It comes after Nine postponed the premiere date for the quiz show. The delay could be a blessing in disguise for Nine as Magda made headlines last month for all the wrong reasons when she fired a series of bizarre and widely condemned tweets about Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s wife Jenny.
She went on to deny any suggestion that she was “ running back ” her initial comments about Ms. Morrison.
Magda tweeted: ‘Oh no you don’t! I don’t “walk back” anywhere! Just state facts. Nor will I be forced to apologize for … nothing.
“I see what the” Christian Soldiers “are doing here. They have drawn a “pink line” and I am the big game. Let the greasy shaming begin!
‘THIS is what this really is all about. Well, I’m not going backwards. The infiltration of the religious far right into Australian politics is … troubling. ‘
Post: She was criticized by female politicians for comparing Jenny Morrison to a character from The Handmaid’s Tale in this April 11 Twitter post