Dr Chris Brown jumps ship from 10 to Seven in TV shakeup

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Brown will join Seven in July

Dr Chris Brown is leaving Network 10 in July 2023 to join rival network Seven.

Seven announced the 44-year-old will join the network in July after co-hosting his final season of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here with Julia Morris in April.

Brown started his TV career with Seven on Harry’s Practice two decades ago.

On the announcement, Brown said, “I’m not entirely sure my old access pass works, but once we get over that hurdle and I’m back from the jungle, I can’t wait to sink my teeth into some exciting new projects in the second half of the year and beyond with Seven.”

Seven will announce details of Brown’s new projects for Channel Seven and 7plus later this year.

Seven West Media managing director and chief executive officer, James Warburton, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Chris back to Seven. It’s been too long.

“Chris is one of the most popular and recognised people on Australian TV, bringing warmth, intelligence and a great sense of humour to everything he does. We can’t wait to have him on board and to announce the great new content he will star in.”

Dr Chris Brown and Julia Morris

A Network 10 spokesperson said, “Chris Brown has provided Australians with warmth and compassion as the resident vet on Bondi Vet, treating animals large and small.

“He has served up a multitude of uplifting, inspiring and hilarious stories with Amanda, Barry and Miguel on The Living Room couch and Chris, along with Julia Morris is contracted to the upcoming season of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! which will be back on screens and back in the South African jungle in April.”

The announcement comes days after channel 10, Seven and Nine went head-to-head by launching shows Married At First Sight, Australian Idol and Survivor Australia on the same night.

Nine topped the night with MAFS, pulling in 840,000 views, followed by 10’s Australian Survivor with 447,000, then Seven’s Australian Idol with 413,000.

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Over the years, Brown has worked on Network 10 shows, including Bondi Vet (2008), The Project (2010), The Living Room (2012-2022), and I’m a Celeb — which he has been working on since 2015.

In 2019 he hosted Chris & Julia’s Sunday Night Takeaway and has served as the voice for The Dog House Australia since 2021.

Top image: James Warburton and Dr Chris Brown

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