Tuesday, March 24, 2009
No Whammy ... no Whammy ... Stop! Game show host turned HSN host, Todd Newton, has decided to take his lovely parting gifts and go home.
Like most of the hosts hired in the past year (see QB's favorite, Candice Kumai here and here), Todd is no longer listed on the HSN host page.
HSN really needs to re-think how they hire hosts. Seems like they have been putting lots of time and money into people that were obviously not well suited for the job (i.e. complete train wreck) or just not motivated to keep the job any longer then they absolutely had to.
Just a glace at Todd's IMDB page should tell you that he had no intention of staying at HSN very long. Yes, he wants to host. But, no, he doesn't want to sell vacuum cleaners. Why invest the time and money into training him?
I just can't get past his stint on "Wild On ..." That show is just yucky. Not a fan. Sorry. I'm sure he enjoyed himself though.