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Eddie McGuire

Eddie McGuire

Edward Joseph "Eddie" McGuire AM (born 29 October 1964) is an Australian television presenter and businessman known for his long association with Australian rules football and the Channel 9 television network.

McGuire is the current president of the Collingwood Football Club and Melbourne Stars Twenty20 cricket franchise, and the current host of Channel Nine program Millionaire Hot Seat. He is also the host of Triple M Melbourne's breakfast show The Hot Breakfast with Mick Molloy and Luke Darcy, as well as being an Australian rules football commentator for Fox Footy. He also has his own show on the channel, EMT which is broadcast on Wednesday nights, as well as being a columnist for the Herald Sun. He has worked as a sports journalist, sports broadcaster and game show host. McGuire has hosted the Nine Network's The AFL Footy Show, the Australian version of game shows Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and 1 vs. 100. He is a former CEO of the Nine Network, resigning on 30 June 2007. He returned to commentating Friday night football in August 2007 when he began a new contract with Melbourne radio station SEN 1116 to commentate one match a round. He is also a director at the Victorian Major Events Company.

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Well the greatest thing about AFL football is it is unique. It is an indigenous brand to Australia. In so many ways it actually captures the egalitarian nature that we hold true to our hearts, and that is anyone of any size can play.


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Brett Hutchins

"The AFL is quite wisely trying to break international markets, but they're a very different organization to things like the IPL and the NBA. I mean, basketball and soccer have a natural international following. They have deep roots within communities and suburbs and cities in various parts of the world. So it's not this question that you have to sell a strange game to a local population and show them why it's special. "