It's been speculated about, and widely expected for the last six months, but now it's official. At Mediaworks' new season launch this morning Paul Henry confirmed he would be returning to our screens early next year, with The Paul Henry Show screening on Sundays at 7pm, between the News and 60 minutes.
Henry was dumped by TVNZ last year following his controversial comments about former Governor General Sir Anand Satyanand and Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit. He joined the network's rival Mediaworks, which owns RadioLive and TV3, in April this year, to host RadioLive's new drive show and other special one-off TV projects.
Expect controversy, laughs, awkward pauses, deeply uncomfortable moments and yelling... yes Paul Henry's baaaack.
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