New Host + New Games + New Team Captains = New Spicks and Specks
Spicks and Specks is coming back, but apparently without any of these people [source].
BIG NEWS: Australia’s favourite1 music quiz show SPICKS AND SPECKS will be back in 2013 with a new host, new team captains and new games! SPICKS AND SPECKS 2013 promises to be no cover version.
– via the Spicks and Specks facebook page.
Spicks and Specks is coming back next year, but things are going to be different. There’s no word yet on who the new host or team captains will be, but my fantasy casting involves comedian and DJ Andrew McClelland, the wonderful Bill Bailey [seeing as he doesn’t do Buzzcocks anymore], and me [because I’m a massive music trivia nerd, and besides, this is my fantasy].
Considering that Adam Hills was quite a small fish [compared to now, anyway] before he began hosting the series, I hope that the folks at the ABC use the relaunch of Spicks and Specks as the opportunity to boost somebody else’s career. There are plenty of promising Melbourne-based comedians with excellent hosting skills, and a love of music, who would be perfect for the position.
Who do you think would make a good host or team captain? Leave a comment with your suggestions, and maybe the Spicks and Specks production team will take your ideas on board2.
1 This quote is taken directly from the Spicks and Specks page, which might be a little biased in announcing that they are Australia’s favourite. Personally, I prefer RocKwiz.
2 This is highly unlikely because I do not work for the ABC, and I doubt any members of the Spicks and Specks production team would be reading here. Still, I would love to know what you think.