- Rove McManus
] but "
Saturday Night Live" comedian Jimmy Fallonwas later confirmed as the next host.
In 1999 McManus was a regular host on
Triple Jradio. He had a segment on the breakfast show (starring Wil Andersonand Adam Spencer) on Friday mornings, "Know Your Millennium", a quiz show that looked into the past. In 2000 he filled in on 2MMM's Andrew DentonBreakfast Show with co-host Amanda Kellerand Mike Fitzpatrick. In 2002 the Austereoradio network commissioned Roving Enterprises to create a weekly radio program. Starring McManus alongside regular "Rove" colleagues Peter Helliarand Corinne Grant, the show was originally called "Saturday Morning Rove". Broadcast from Fox FMevery Saturday from 10am to midday, it was pre-recorded the day before to allow the performers to have a full weekend of other media commitments. In 2004 the program moved to Friday mornings allowing live phone callers, and was re-titled " Rove Live Radio". It was discontinued at the end of 2004. McManus has been a guest co-host on the Triple Mradio program " Get This". In 2006, McManus and Helliar filled in for Merrick and Rossowhile they were holidays. In the first week of their three week stint Meshel Laurieof Nova 106.9co-hosted the show as well.
McManus had a cameo voicing a
crabin Pixar's 2003 animated film, " Finding Nemo". On 8 June, 2007, he appeared as the presenter of a secondary school discussion with Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lamaat Rod Laver Arena. [cite web |url = http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,21631990-5006002,00.html |title = Rove in Leno's hot seat |accessdate = 2007-09-07 |date = 2007-04-28|publisher = The Daily Telegraph]
In 2002, McManus was nominated for the Gold
Logie Awardand "Rove Live" won the Logie for "Most Popular Light Entertainment Program". In 2003, he won three Logies: "Most Popular TV Presenter", "Most Popular Light Entertainment/Comedy Program" and the " Gold Logie Award for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television". In 2004 and 2005 he repeated his 2003 award haul, and in 2006 he won "Most Popular TV Presenter". In 2007 McManus won "Most Popular TV Presenter" and "Most Popular Light Entertainment Program" for "Rove Live". In 2008 he won tho Nickelodeon Australians Kids' Choice AwardsBlimps for the Biggest Burper and The Greatest Aussie.
* [http://www.rovedaily.com.au/ "Rove" Website]
* [http://www.ten.com.au/ten/rove-cast.html#rove-mcmanus Rove's official biography]
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