Larry Emdur Pens Memoir ‘Happy As’

Larry Emdur Pens Memoir ‘Happy As’

The Morning Show co-host Larry Emdur plans to take a shot at the publishing industry with the launch of his first book, a memoir called “Happy As”, which will launch this August.

Throughout his forty years in the Australian media industry Larry has become known as one of Australia’s most popular television presenters from The Price is Right and Wheel of Fortune to the Seven Network’s top-rated The Morning Show and flagship evening quiz show, The Chase.

Despite his first TV job on Seven Nightly news at the age of 19, Larry Emdur was never going to be a conventional broadcast news journalist.

Larry’s true calling has always been to connect, entertain and, even in some small way, brighten the days of viewers at home.

Long before locals started ordering oat-milk lattes, Larry spent his childhood and teenage years eating chiko rolls and pies and surfing at what was then Sydney’s low-key Bondi Beach.

Inspired by a close-knit family and old-fashioned manners, it’s Larry’s natural charisma and knockabout humour that’s seen him labelled TV’s Mr Nice Guy and one of Australia’s loveable larrikins.

Before becoming co-host of The Morning Show with Kylie Gillies, a show that has dominated morning TV ratings for over 15 years, Larry was best known for hosting popular game shows including The Main Event, Wheel of Fortune and a record-breaking 1500 episodes of The Price is Right over three series across twenty years.

During this time Larry became the first non-American to host some segments of the iconic American version of The Price is Right . In 2021 Larry began hosting quiz show The Chase Australia based on the hugely successful British ITV show of the same name. The Chase Australia dominates the all -important 5-6pm timeslot, and frequently reaches over 850,000 viewers each night.

Back in 2015 at 50 years old, Larry was crowned Men’s Health Celebrity Man of the Year and became the magazine’s oldest ever cover guy. A title previously held by a then 45-year-old Hugh Jackman.

In that year he also failed miserably on Dancing with the Stars, but he’d rather not talk about that.

Away from television Larry has been consistently involved in children’s charities including two famous Variety Club cross-country bashes. He’s sailed in the brutal Sydney to Hobart yacht race three times to raise money for the Humpty Dumpty charity which supplies vital equipment for sick children. Larry was also an ambassador for the Raise Organisation, which places mentors with young people who need guidance, support and care.

In 2019 Larry produced and starred in a short film called “Larry Time”, about two naughty sisters who kidnap their Nan’s favourite game show host. “Larry Time” was a hit on the short film circuit and won numerous awards.

This year Larry became an author and will release his first book titled “Happy As” published by HarperCollins in August.

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