Rumour: Sam Pang to host Logie Awards
Self-deprecating star looks set to be the man to win over the toughest room in the industry.
Tom tom drums are beating very loudly that Sam Pang is set to be announced as host of the Logie Awards on Seven.
That would make him the first host in 12 years, with recent ceremonies all featuring shared duties by guest presenters. The task has been referred to in the past as a “poisoned chalice,” but hosted Logies have also been the most memorable over the decades.
Seven’s top brass are keen to refresh TV’s “night of nights” and remain convinced he is the man to win over the toughest room in the industry.
Pang is ridiculously popular with fan bases cultivated via The Front Bar on Seven, Have You Been Paying Attention on 10, Melbourne radio Nova and Triple R. He has been part of Santo, Sam and Ed’s Total Football on ABC Radio, Eurovision Song Contest on SBS, recently toured as part of The Comedians with Mick Molloy, Lawrence Mooney, and Marty Sheargold -and has been a repeat winner as Favourite Male in the TV Tonight Awards.
Last year Pang accepted an award on behalf of Kitty Flanagan who won Most Popular Actress for Fisk and had the room in stitches with his self-deprecating style.
“This is a little bit like in 1973 at the Oscars when Marlon Brando won and he sent up a Native American,” he joked.
“I had a small part in season one of Fisk. This will be the first time a speech is longer than the role.”
He previously presented an award in 2017 along with his mother’s cousin, Lorrae Desmond.
TV Week will announce nominations on Monday week in Sydney.
The awards will take place on Sunday July 30 screening on Seven.
Seven has been contacted for comment.