Almost as soon as Seven Sharp
debuted, media commentators and other busybodies blamed the show’s outstanding lameness on the three presenters (Alison Mau, Jesse Mulligan, and Grey Boyed) and wildly speculated that TVNZ would have to get in new presenters to help salvage the show. Actually, the presenters were simply doing their best; the show’s awful concept was what made it stink. Regardless, I started a series in Metro
in which I suggested increasingly ridiculous presenters – Ronald McDonald, David Bain, Willie and JT….The full list, from my back-page Finally
column, is reproduced below.
Life imitated satire in September, when the Herald wildly speculated about who would replace Greg Boyed in the presenter’s chair. Their list included Paul Henry, Kylie Bax, and myself. That’s me peering out in the cast of nobodies in November.