NBCUniversal names new local host for E! Australia

• Current E! Australia host Ksenija Lukich will depart the role

E! Australia – NBCUniversal International Networks’ (NBCUIN) channel brand dedicated to pop culture – has named former Miss Universe Australia Francesca Hung as its next local E! host and the face of E! across Australia. Hung will join the E! family to interview some of the world’s biggest celebrities and bringing Australians all the latest from Hollywood.

“We are delighted to welcome Francesca to the E! Australia family. As the brand continues to grow, we are confident Francesca will bring our audience compelling celebrity interviews, work seamlessly with our valued partners and represent the heart of pop culture in Australia,” said Chris Taylor, Managing Director, NBCUniversal International Television, ANZ.

“I’m incredibly excited to join the E! Australia family and can’t wait to bring my passion for style, celebrities and entertainment to the screen,” added Hung. “I’ve always been a huge fan of E!, so to be the new E! host for Australia is an absolute dream for me.”

Current E! Australia host Ksenija Lukich will depart the role following five years at the helm.

“Over the last five years, Ksenija has become an important part of the E! family and a real success story for the network,” said Taylor. “Not only has she made a valued contribution to the business but has also become a real fixture in the world of entertainment, and we wish her every success for the future.”

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