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LARRY EMDUR

Larry Emdur

Born 9 December 1964
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Nationality Australian

Occupation Television presenter

Larry Emdur (born 9 December 1964) is an Australian television personality.

Emdur is currently co-host of The Morning Show alongside Kylie Gillies. The duo also hosted the Australian version of Celebrity Splash!. He also formerly hosted the Australian version of popular gameshow The Price Is Right from 1993 to 1998 and later 2003 to 2005 on the Nine Network and then again when the show returned to the Seven Network on 7 May 2012. The show was cancelled later that year.

He is also known to Australian audiences for his hosting duties on several other game shows, including Cash Bonanza (Nine Network), and Wheel of Fortune (Seven Network).

Emdur hosted Hey Hey it’s Saturday five times, once in 1994, twice in 1998, and twice, back to back, in 1999, and substituted as host of It Takes Two once in 2006 and again in 2007. He has also hosted Celebrity Dog School on Network Ten.

Growing up near the beach in Bondi, New South Wales, Emdur developed a keen interest in surfing from an early age. Dropping out of school at age 15, Emdur began his career as a copyboy at The Sydney Morning Herald, before moving into television, where at age 17 he became Australia’s youngest national newsreader, presenting the overnight news for Seven Network in Australia. After some time in news and current affairs as a reporter and newsreader, and presenter on Good Morning Australia, Emdur switched to hosting game shows and variety television.

Personal life

Larry Emdur married his wife Sylvie in 1995. They have two children together.

Emdur is perhaps best known as the host of The Price Is Right on the Nine Network, which he hosted from 1993 to 1998, before its cancellation. It was then revived on 23 June 2003 and ran until 24 November 2005 due to poor ratings and high costs of production. To commemorate the United States version’s 40th season in 2011-12, on a July 2011 trip to the United States, Emdur called down a contestant and served as a guest host for Cliff Hangers, under recommendation of host Drew Carey. Emdur also modeled a trip to Australia in one of the two Showcases that are presented on the United States version. Emdur will be one of numerous hosts who have hosted the format to appear as part of the 40th anniversary celebration.

In 2014, Emdur and co-presenter of The Morning Show, Kylie Gillies, whose studio is across from the Sydney Lindt Cafe, were able to view and report on the events of the Martin Place siege, as it unfolded, before transmission handed over to the Seven Network Melbourne studios.