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Channel 10 denies Celebrity Name Game winner was a former network employee

‘It’s misinformation’: Channel 10 denies that Celebrity Name Game winner is a former network employee

Channel 10 have released a statement denying allegations regarding the recent Celebrity Name Game winner scandal. 

Andrew Logue appeared on the Grant Denyer-hosted quiz show with his brother on Monday night, going on to win the $10,000 major prize.

However, it was not disclosed to viewers that he was previously employed by a production company connected to the network, working on shows such as The Living Room and Studio 10.

Denied: Channel 10 has denied that Celebrity Name Game winner Andrew Logue is a former network employee

Denied: Channel 10 has denied that Celebrity Name Game winner Andrew Logue is a former network employee

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph on Wednesday, a network spokesperson said: ‘There is some misinformation circulating regarding Celebrity Name Game.

‘All is above board and fits with the terms and conditions of the show,’ they added. 

The network claims that Andrew didn’t actually work for Channel 10, but solely for the production company behind the The Living Room.

Yet, as TV Blackbox reports, the production company, WTFN, is actually within the Channel 10 offices in Sydney’s Pyrmont. 

The publication also claims that everyone that works for WTFN has Channel 10 security passes and can access every corner of the building.

Employment history: Andrew was employed by WTFN for four years until November 2018. His LinkedIn profile (pictured) states that he previously worked on The Living Room

Employment history: Andrew was employed by WTFN for four years until November 2018. His LinkedIn profile (pictured) states that he previously worked on The Living Room

It’s also been revealed that Andrew had in fact worked for WTFN as recently as last year. Furthermore, he worked on Studio 10 until around March 2018.

The terms and conditions set out for Celebrity Name Game clearly state that contestants must not have worked for Channel Ten in the past two years. 

Daily Mail Australia is not suggesting that Andrew Logue was employed by Channel Ten.  

Celebrity Name Game is hosted by Grant Denyer, who was previously quizmaster on Family Feud between 2014 and 2018. 

The show tests contestants’ knowledge of pop culture and also features famous guests, including Lisa Wilkinson, Courtney Act and Beau Ryan.  

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Channel 10 for comment.

Back with a bang! Celebrity Name Game is hosted by Grant Denyer (pictured), who was previously quizmaster on Family Feud between 2014 and 2018

Back with a bang! Celebrity Name Game is hosted by Grant Denyer (pictured), who was previously quizmaster on Family Feud between 2014 and 2018 

 

Via CelebStarZone

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