Channel Nine boss FINALLY explains a strange detail about A Current Affair that has left viewers baffled for years
An executive producer at Channel Nine has finally explained an unusual detail about the network’s nightly news and consumer affairs show, A Current Affair.
For years, host Tracy Grimshaw has said a story is ‘coming up’ – even though it does not air on that night and instead features on the next episode.
The phrase ‘coming up’ suggests the segment in question will air after a commercial break, and some viewers have said the practice is misleading.
Revealed: A Channel Nine executive producer has FINALLY explained a strange detail about A Current Affair
A Current Affair executive producer Fiona Dear explained in an interview with TV Tonight why they do this.
‘I want to keep [viewers] going into the next show. That’s our jobs… to serve the next show coming up,’ Ms Dear said.
‘The other thing you have to understand is that promo also serves so many purposes. It’s a timing issue,’ she continued.
‘We are a half-hour show and have timing constraints. So there are technical reasons why we have it in there,’ Ms Dear explained.
Tracy has been hosting A Current Affair since 2006 but is currently enjoying a break, with Sylvia Jeffreys serving as her replacement.
Strange:Before ending the program, host Tracy Grimshaw (pictured) says a story is ‘coming up’ even though it doesn’t air on that night and is a promo for the following episode
Earlier this month, the pregnant TV star shared a selfie to Instagram, in which she beamed while sitting at the helm of the news program.
The 34-year-old wrote: ‘Starting the working year at the @acurrentaffair9 desk. See you at 7pm.’
The journalist was moved from Nine’s low-rating morning show Today to a prime time slot with A Current Affair in 2019.
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Sylvia has reportedly made a big impression with the network’s executives since becoming a reporter for the program.
An insider told Woman’s Day in 2019 that she is being heavily favoured to replace current host, Tracy Grimshaw, 60, when she decides to leave the show.
The news came after Sylvia filled in for a couple of nights for Tracy, when she was absent from the show for two weeks.
Hard at work! Tracy has been hosting A Current Affair since 2006 but is currently enjoying a break. Sylvia Jeffreys (pictured) is her replacement on the show