Network 10 has announced that former NRL player turned media personality Beau Ryan will join the cast of Chris & Julia’s Sunday Night Takeaway in 2019.
Sharing the gags with show hosts Chris Brown and Julia Morris, Ryan will have an in-studio role as well as being a roving reporter across Australia.
Ryan announced his new role on KIIS 1065’s Kyle & Jackie O breakfast show this morning, and joins 10 from rival Channel 9, where he worked for 10 years on The Footy Show (NRL), before it was axed in October.
Commenting on his new TV gig, Ryan said: “I’m super-excited to be involved in one of the biggest shows of the year with two of the most likeable people in Australia. I am pumped to join the 10 family and start this next chapter.”
Brown said: “Throughout his footy career, Beau handled the most unpredictable big hits live on a Sunday afternoon, so we know he’ll adapt to the mayhem of our Sunday night’s together with ease.
“He’s a first-class live performer and brings the warmth, charm and humour that’ll make our Takeaway the complete family experience, so we’re stoked to have Beau as part of the team.”
Morris said: “We are so excited to have Beau joining our little family. The laughter will be flowing and I will be in the ultimate showbiz sandwich.”
Nine declined to comment on Ryan’s departure when contacted by B&T.