Paul Henry on Australian TV early
Thu, 23 Feb 2012 8:38a.m.
Controversial broadcaster Paul Henry is on Australian television this morning after his new TV show’s on-air date was brought forward four days.
Channel Ten has fast-tracked their new Breakfast show following Kevin Rudd's resignation as Australia's Foreign Minister last night.
"We said be prepared for a show that's cheeky and unpredictable, and (yesterday's) surprise resignation by Kevin Rudd means it's time for Breakfast to launch," Channel Ten said in an official statement.
Rudd's resignation dominated the start of the show, with Henry promising: "We will be all over Kevin Rudd and we will be all over Julia Gillard, and they will be all over each other."
Henry said he would back Prime Minister Gillard to survive a leadership challenge from Mr Rudd, despite her "appalling job" handling him.
Fans on Breakfast's Facebook page were eagerly anticipating Henry's debut.
"I'll be watching for sure. Paul Henry is a genius," one commenter said.
Channel Ten’s Breakfast is in competition with Channel Seven's Sunrise and Channel Nine’s Today.
Henry left TVNZ’s Breakfast show after making racially insensitive remarks about the former Governor General Sir Anand Satyanand and making fun of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's name.
He moved on to Mediaworks to host a show on RadioLIVE and also currently hosts TV3’s Would I Lie to You.
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19/09/2012 2:02:52 p.m.
Fiona hansen wrote:
Hello NZI am a kiwi living in Melbourne for the last couple of years. As an Aucklander we used to have our breakfast watching Paul Henry. We have watched his new show here since the beginning - nervously I might add. It did have a rough start with 3 people sitting there, bad decor and not much news worthy content. Paul seemed out of his comfort zone and we were worried. However, now the show has changed its format - more news and some serious interviews (which he excels at), only 2 presenters, decor and setting revamped, etc - Paul has now come into his own and back to his old successful self. Maybe NZ could give him a break and appreciate him a bit more. He is a character and has had to learn to curb his tongue. The truth is he has probably just said a lot of things in the past that some of us were thinking anyway :)Regards Fiona
16/08/2012 6:04:38 p.m.
Shelly Wilson wrote:
Love your book - What was I thinking could not put it down. I am familiar with a lot of the people you write about as I work in media. Loved you in NZ and am loving you back on TV now we live in Aussie. Congrats it wsa brilliant.
3/05/2012 9:56:46 a.m.
Amaya Orive wrote:
I inadvertently saw 2 mins of Paul Henry (I had to Google him) this morning and would just like to say if this is the calibre of people you're hiring you've lost me. What a Fascist racist pig (then again look at where he comes from - excellent stock ---I don't thik -- what a moron )
24/02/2012 8:26:46 a.m.
I have not seen the Ch10 breakfast programme but from Australian commentary reports it appears Henry has been completely underwhelming.
I think his employment by Three was a big mistake and it will come back to bite someone on the backside (Oops, that's the sort of thing HE would say..) in the near-term. Bigoted and obnoxious covers him fairly well.
23/02/2012 6:30:26 p.m.
Cindy Hartley wrote:
Paul Henry is an amazing character, he has taught me through his 'paul bits" how to bring back "real things". I would never let my daughter Kayla Rose just "browse" at the Dairy and when he mentioned how much it meant to us as kids, I so changed my outings to the dairy. He is a legend and has huge family values to seem to be so lost these days.
23/02/2012 4:56:47 p.m.
Dr McWilson wrote:
Paul Henry is the man, He says what we all are thinking and the time for being politically correct is over! Australia are very lucky to have him and I wish him all the best wish Channel 10 would screen here! I miss waking up with Paul and Pippa :(
23/02/2012 3:32:13 p.m.
Thats why we love him Ninette
23/02/2012 12:33:43 p.m.
Ninette Kinghan wrote:
Watched the new early ten news this morning, had enough within ten minutes, how obnoxious and self opoinionated is Paul Henry,!! I watch my news in the morning to catch up to date with what is happenning in Australia and the world, if I want to hear someones views I can go to any number of radio programmes which would fulfill function.Mr. Henry was rude he never gave his co-stars a chance to speak and thought he was so clever with his rude remarks to telephone calls etc.Well I most certainly will not be tuning in for my news in the morning, I have gone to one of the other many stations where I can form my own views not have it shoved down my throat.
23/02/2012 10:44:30 a.m.
Good to see you back in the lime light Paul. Your the man!
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