You Beauty! Russell Coight Is Coming Back To The Tele With New ‘All Aussie Adventures’
Get ready to say G’Day to your old m8 Russell Coight again, because the true blue Aussie bushcraftsman is coming back to our teles thanks to the launch of Channel Ten‘s new digital arm, Tendaily.
That’s right – the short-shorts wearing, whip-cracking, tinnie-smashing Chuck Norris of the outback will be returning to our screens in 2017 with some brand All-Aussie Adventures.
Too bloody right. Rusty will be jumping back in the ute to introduce a new generation of Coighters to life in the perilous ‘Strayan wild, with its endless plains that stretch as far as the eye can see (and with binoculars, even further), places that get more rain in 12 months than some places get in a year, not to mention the shitloads of native flora and fauna (and if we’re lucky we might see some plants and animals too!).
The ocker Bear Grylls who drinks his piss from a can hasn’t graced Aussie screens since 2004’s telemovie, but after a petition to get Coight back on the tele racked up thousands of signatures, Network Ten‘s chief content officer Beverley McGarvey reckons it’s officially time to hit the road… again.
“That show hasn’t been on for 15 years and there’s a real gap in the market in terms of commercial television for early evening comedy,” she tells Mumbrella.
“The thing about Russell Coight is it really is timeless, it is classic Aussie comedy and it is very physical comedy.
“…To be able to tap into Glenn Robbins’ talent, and bring that to a whole new audience is something that really appeals to us.”
Too bloody right. You wouldn’t see Indiana Jones busting alpha moves like these now, would ya?
Relive some of Coight’s best moments below.