Tom Gleeson quits TV series: “For real: no trick this time”

• The announcement came during a special 100th episode of The Weekly.

The host of ABC TV’s Hard Quiz, Tom Gleeson, last night resigned from his other TV commitment, as a regular on The Weekly with Charlie Pickering. Gleeson hosted the Hard Chat segment on the program.

The announcement came during a special 100th episode of The Weekly. Pickering teased Tom Gleeson’s appearance early in the show, telling viewers Gleeson had a big announcement.

When Gleeson appeared he said this would be his last appearance on The Weekly. Pickering questioned Gleeson and asked if he was serious, as Gleeson had previously announced the end of Hard Quiz, only to later reveal it was a stunt. “Can we trust you Tom?” asked Pickering.

“I have definitely quit,” replied Gleeson. “I have run out of people to Hard Chat on this show. There is no one left.”

Tom Gleeson added: “On my last episode of The Weekly I am so proud that over our entire time here, I’ve used the ABC to keep the coalition in power the entire time we have been on air. Scott Morrison if you’re watching, you’re welcome!” Gleeson also talked about his other achievements on The Weekly including helping Grant Denyer to win the Gold Logie. He also showed the clip of Sophie Monk talking about The Bachelorette before 10 offered the role.

Charlie Pickering said, “Hard Chat will go down as one of the great segments. Tom Gleeson…I’m very sad to see you go, but I have to say what a joy it has been for 100 episodes over six years. Making this show with you has been an absolute pleasure.”

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