Network Ten is pleased to announce the launch of The Circle, an exciting new morning program premiering on Tuesday, February 9th at 10am.
Entertaining, informing and inspiring, The Circle will be hosted by a very talented panel of four diverse women – Denise Drysdale, Chrissie Swan, Yumi Stynes and Gorgi Coghlan – who will be joined by a special guest panellist each day.
Filmed in front of a live studio audience, The Circle will air from 10am till 12noon weekdays, following TEN’s one hour morning news bulletin at the new time of 9am. Network Ten’s chief programming officer, David Mott said: “I’m delighted to welcome Chrissie, Yumi, Gorgi and Denise to the TEN stable. Smart and bold, each of these women bring a unique set of experiences to The Circle and I’m certain Australian audiences will embrace their warmth and vibrant sense of fun”.
Producer Pam Barnes said: “I’m thrilled to be a part of this exciting new show. All the issues that affect our busy lifestyles will be addressed daily on The Circle by four great women who will share what’s going on in their lives and yours”.
TV veteran Denise “Ding Dong” Drysdale has been making us laugh for decades following her debut on The Happy Hammond Show as a 10-year-old. Since the 1960′s, she’s been a magazine pin-up, entertained the troops in Vietnam and worked with legends of entertainment like Graham Kennedy, Ernie Sigley and Daryl Somers. She’s hosted her own television shows and guested on countless others including a regular role on Hey Hey It’s Saturday.
Former copywriter and new mum, Chrissie Swan was Australia’s first female Big Brother runner-up, impressing the nation with her intelligence, wit, integrity and intriguing sense of humour. Clearly the only person in the country who actually enjoys getting out of bed before dawn, this self confessed pop culture addict spent four successful years on breakfast radio as well as taking out second place on Australia’s Brainiest.
Noted for her meticulous research and great sense of humour, the multi-talented Yumi Stynes has interviewed actors, comedians, directors and musicians all over the world as well as presenting on numerous awards shows. She’s in a band herself and has unparalleled access to the Australian and international music scene. With her continued role on MAX plus juggling being a single mum to two beautiful girls, Yumi is one of the busiest women in television and film.
With her background in news, current affairs, science, education and professional singing, Gorgi Coghlan has covered just about every area of entertainment. She was hand picked by Queen for the Ben Elton musical We Will Rock You, and has regularly pumped out the national anthem at major sporting events. She has worked as a travel, sports and lifestyle reporter, a television news journalist