The speculation is over - Power FM Bega Bay is delighted to announce that comedian Joel Creasey will be joining the drive home from Monday 14 September.
One of Australia’s most acclaimed, popular and outspoken comedians, Joel Creasey will join Kate Ritchie and Tim Blackwell as Nova’s Kate, Tim & Joel drive show.
Joel Creasey said, “Naturally when you think of a logical replacement for Marty Sheargold you go ‘Joel Creasey’. As a fan of the show I'm not entirely sure what the team do all day... but it sounds so much fun and I want in. I'm absolutely thrilled to be joining the national drive show alongside Kate and Tim, who I've shared many a beverage with over the years. After over 10 years of big hair and colourful suits on TV, I'm excited for people to get to know another side of me... unfiltered, unvarnished
and on air across the country five days a week...what could go wrong? But having appeared on Neighbours upwards of four times it's not only given me the confidence to achieve anything, but I’m also excited for Kate and I to discuss our illustrious soap careers. I might even teach her a thing or two!”
Having started stand up in Perth, WA at age 15, Joel Creasey is one of Australia's most popular and charmingly controversial comedians and presenters. At 30 years old, Joel has achieved stand up specials on Netflix and Amazon Prime, as well as on Channel Ten and annually appears on the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala.
For the last four years Joel has held the prestigious position of Australian host and commentator of Eurovision Song Contest as well as helming the Sydney Mardi Gras TV broadcast. He’s hosted dating phenomenon Take Me Out, appears on panel shows from Talkin ‘Bout Your Generation to Spicks and Specks, is a regular ‘funnies chair’ host on The Project and who could forget Joel’s time in the African jungle on the very first season of I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here where he whined and moaned his way to the finals.
Kate Ritchie said, “It’s kind of embarrassing for Joel that he felt the need to join our show permanently, if all he was looking for was yet another attempt at Quick Draw. I’ve loved beating him, and he’s always been an okay guest, so Tim and I would have welcomed him back in a heartbeat, albeit briefly. In all honesty though...we are looking forward to having him join the team!”Joel Creasey will replace Marty Sheargold, who departs the show on 11 September after 10 years on air. Joel will be heard alongside Kate Ritchie and Tim Blackwell in the Kate, Tim & Joel drive show, 5pm to 7pm weekdays, from Monday 14 September.