Andy Lee gets another TV gig hosting The Hundred on Channel 9
Radio, podcast and TV star Andy Lee has seemingly switched TV networks again, with Channel 9 announcing he will front its new “reverse Gogglebox” program, The Hundred.
The Hundred will be a weekly one-hour comedy panel program featuring comedians and 100 everyday Australians, which Channel 9 says will represent a cross-section of Australian society.
The 100 panellists will be standing by, live, to be polled on their views and experiences with the hottest news and topics of the week, while the comedians and celebrities will battle it out to prove who really knows Australia best.
The show aims to take the pulse of the nation on topics such as: How many Australians have had sex in the workplace? What’s the most common day to be born and to die? How many Australians have had plastic surgery? And how many have checked their partners’ phones?
Lee said the show will be laugh-out-loud funny.
“The Hundred is kind of like reverse Gogglebox. Gogglebox is everyday people sitting in their homes and picking apart TV shows, whereas The Hundred is a TV show diving into everyday people’s homes and learning more about their lives,” he said.
“It’s been over a year in the making and we’ve uncovered some amazing stats along the way, as well as some really boring ones. In a bold decision, we’ve decided to leave the boring ones out of the show. In a post-truth era, The Hundred fearlessly crunches the numbers to find out who we really are, in a laugh-out-loud format.”
Screentime Australia and Channel 9 are currently recruiting for the panel of everyday Aussies.
Both Lee and his on-air partner Hamish Blake had previously been tethered to Channel 9 for joint projects such as True Story with Hamish & Andy and Hamish & Andy’s Perfect Holiday.
While they continued to do their weekly Hamish & Andy podcast via SCA’s LiSTNR, they did splinter off to do separate TV projects.
Blake fronted the family favourite Lego Masters on Channel 9, while Lee became a team captain for Generation Y on a revived Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation. In 2020, Lee was announced as a regular panellist on Channel 7’s AFL show The Front Bar alongside other radio names such as Mick Molloy and Sam Pang.
This year, Lee has been a Channel 10 personality, fronting the Australian iteration of The Cube.
The Cube debuted to 567,000 metro viewers. The final episode of its 10-episode run was on April 14, however it failed to make the top 20 most-watched programs list that day, meaning it had fewer than 314,000 overnight metro viewers.
Channel 10 has been contacted to for comment regarding Lee’s future with the network as well as its plans for The Cube Australia.