Channel 7 to air Larry Emdur hosted episodes of The Chase during the Tokyo Olympics


Channel 7 to air Larry Emdur hosted episodes of The Chase during the Tokyo Olympics… after former host Andrew O’Keefe’s assault charges are dismissed ‘on mental health grounds’

Channel 7 is set to finally debut episodes of The Chase with the game show’s new host, Larry Emdur.

The network will unveil episodes of the new-look program on July 26, according to TV Blackbox

The initial episodes will be reduced from their regular one hour length to 30 minutes so that they can be aired during Seven’s Olympic coverage.

Coming soon: Channel 7 is set to finally debut episodes of The Chase with the game show’s new host, Larry Emdur. Pictured here in 2015

The quiz show will ‘return to its regular 1-hour format in August,’ according to the industry gossip site.

Meanwhile, former host Andrew O’Keefe’s final new episode will air on July 20. 

The news comes after O’Keefe, 49, appeared before Sydney’s Waverley Local Court last month, charged with three counts of assaulting his ex-lover of two years, Dr Orly Lavee.

Two of the charges, which occurred at their home in Randwick, were dismissed on mental health grounds – although his lawyers indicated he would have otherwise pleaded guilty to them.

Experienced: The network will unveil episodes of the new-look program on July 26, according to TV Blackbox. Emdur seen here hosting The Pice Is Right

Experienced: The network will unveil episodes of the new-look program on July 26, according to TV Blackbox. Emdur seen here hosting The Pice Is Right

A third assault charge related to an alleged incident at Kangaroo Valley earlier this year was withdrawn by prosecutors.

The court heard O’Keefe, who suffers bipolar and substance abuse disorders, was in a ‘hyper-manic’ state when he assaulted Dr Lavee at their home on January 30 after the couple attended a birthday party in Surry Hills.

That evening Dr Lavee, a respected hospital blood expert, placed her hand in O’Keefe’s pocket and accused him of carrying an ice pipe, which he denied.

Troubled star: Meanwhile, former host Andrew O'Keefe's (pictured last month) final new episode will air on July 20

Troubled star: Meanwhile, former host Andrew O’Keefe’s (pictured last month) final new episode will air on July 20

Dr Lavee didn’t believe him, sparking a row which only escalated further when they arrived home, according to a fact sheet read out by Magistrate Ross Hudson. 

An apprehended violence order was left in place between the former couple.

When Daily Mail Australia asked O’Keefe outside court if his television career was over, he said: ‘I’m not sure if I’m over or if TV’s over.’

Strife: The news comes after O'Keefe, 49, appeared before Sydney's Waverley Local Court last month, charged with three counts of assaulting his ex-lover of two years, Dr Orly Lavee

Strife: The news comes after O’Keefe, 49, appeared before Sydney’s Waverley Local Court last month, charged with three counts of assaulting his ex-lover of two years, Dr Orly Lavee

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