Wheel of Fortune Australia is coming back… but it’s being filmed in Britain and hosted by Irish comedian Graham Norton
Wheel of Fortune returns to Australian screens with a twist.
The much-loved game show, which last aired in 2008, will now be filmed in Britain, with Irish comedian Graham Norton as host.
Norton is best known for hosting The Graham Norton Show, which airs in Australia on Channel 10.
The Aussie Wheel of Fortune revival is currently casting, with producers looking to recruit Australian expats in Britain for the limited series.
Norton will also host the UK version of the game show, so it’s likely both will be filmed back-to-back.
Wheel of Fortune returns to Australian screens with a twist. The much-loved game show is now being filmed in Britain, with Irish comedian Graham Norton (pictured) as presenter
The Aussie Wheel of Fortune revival is currently casting, with producers looking to recruit Australian expats in Britain for the limited series
“We’re thrilled that the much-loved Graham Norton is bringing this iconic game show to our viewers. “Anything can happen with the turn of a wheel, it will be so much fun,” British broadcaster ITV said in a statement.
A network for the Australian reboot has yet to be announced.
According to TV black boxthe Australian series will ‘probably’ air next year as a series of primetime specials.
Wheel of Fortune last hit Australian screens in 2008 as Million Dollar Wheel of Fortune, with Tim Campbell as host.
Larry Emdur (right) and Laura Csortan (left) are pictured on the set of Wheel of Fortune in 2006
It earned low ratings for Channel Nine and was canceled after a month.
Previous Wheel of Fortune presenters throughout the year have included John Burgess, Rob Elliott and Larry Emdur.
The game show is also known for launching the career of co-host Adriana Xenides, who tragically passed away in 2010.
Meanwhile, a number of game shows are set to return to Australian screens soon.
Channel 10 is currently planning to revive Deal or No Deal, along with a reboot of 90s competition series Gladiators.
The game show is known for launching the career of co-host Adriana Xenides (pictured), who tragically passed away in 2010