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New Zealand's Sexiest TV Males Compete For Votes

Press Release 11 October 2007

New Zealand's Sexiest TV Males Compete For Votes

Smooth and suave or loveable rogue - what makes a kiwi man sexy? That's the question New Zealand women will be grappling with as they decide the Sexiest Man on TV in the TV Guide's 2007 Best On The Box people's choice awards.

Will one of the sexy westies from Outrageous Fortune steal the title from reigning champion boy-next-door news presenter Simon Dallow (ONE News) or will love-him-or-hate him colleague Breakfast host Paul Henry capture the hearts of voters?

Seven presenters and actors (or is it their characters?) have been nominated by the TV Guide panel to vie for the title of the Sexiest Man on TV.

It is now up to the viewing public to decide who the winner is and they will go into the draw to win a home entertainment system valued at over $3600 just for placing their vote. Last year there were over 12,000 votes from viewers for their favourite New Zealand TV personalities and shows.

As well as Dallow and Henry, those nominated range from Anthony Starr, who plays the ultra-suave Jethro West and his twin, rougish brother Van on Outrageous Fortune, through to Tammy Davis, who plays the lovable best friend, Munter on the same programme.

Actors Aaron Jeffrey (Outrageous Fortune, McLeod's Daughters) and Ben Mitchell (Shortland Street), and presenter Jeremy Wells (Eating Media Lunch) have also been nominated.

TV Guide Editor Julie Eley says there is strong competition in the nominees for this year's Sexiest Man with some unlikely candidates as well as some old-time favourites like Simon Dallow. Simon is a firm favourite having won the award for five years running, she says.

"This year's Sexiest Man nominees are characterised by some unlikely sex symbols. Tammy Davis from Outrageous Fortune, and Breakfast's Paul Henry both slightly redefine the archetype of sexy but have immensely strong fan followings," says Julie. "Whether they have what it takes to take the people's choice award from Simon Dallow is another question."

The Sexiest Man category is just one of 26 categories in this year's TV Guide Best On The Box Awards. Categories range from Best Actor to Best News Presenter to Favourite Kids Show, Funniest Person on TV and a new category, Best Special Event.

As with all Best On The Box Awards, the title of the Sexiest Man on TV will be decided by popular vote - with all television viewers able to register their choice. They can vote through forms in the October 11 and 18 issues of the TV Guide or online at http://www.tv-guide.co.nz/BOTB code BOTB1011 or visit our Best On The Box Group on Facebook. Voting closes on November 2 at 5pm.

The winner of all of the TV Guide Best On The Box Awards will be announced in the November 15 issue of the magazine. ENDS


TV GUIDE - BEST ON THE BOX 2007 - FINALISTS

NEW ZEALAND PEOPLE

SEXIEST WOMAN
Robyn Malcolm
Toni Marsh
Siobhan Marshall
Bernadine Oliver-Kerby
Pippa Wetzell
Renee Wright

SEXIEST MAN
Simon Dallow
Tammy Davis
Paul Henry
Aaron Jeffrey
Ben Mitchell
Antony Starr
Jeremy Wells

BEST ACTOR
Renato Bartolomei (Shortland Street - TV2)
Tammy Davis (Outrageous Fortune - TV3)
George Henare (Kai Korero - Maori Television)
Ryan O'Kane (The Hothouse - TV1 and Welcome To Paradise - Prime)
Antony Starr (Outrageous Fortune - TV3)
Patrick Wilson (Rude Awakenings - TV1)

BEST ACTRESS
Laura Hill (Shortland Street - TV2)
Anna Jullienne (Shortland Street - TV2)
Robyn Malcolm (Outrageous Fortune - TV3)
Siobhan Marshall (Outrageous Fortune - TV3)
Antonia Prebble (Outrageous Fortune - TV3)
Faye Smythe (Shortland Street - TV2)

BEST PRESENTER, NEWS
Hilary Barry (TV3)
Simon Dallow (TV1)
Mike McRoberts (TV3)
Bernadine Oliver-Kerby (TV1)
Wendy Petrie (TV1)
Eric Young (Prime)

BEST PRESENTER, CURRENT AFFAIRS
John Campbell (Campbell Live - TV3)
Paul Henry (Breakfast/Close Up - TV1)
Willie Jackson (Eye To Eye - TV1)
Lisa Owen (Agenda - TV1)
Mark Sainsbury (Close Up - TV1)
Julian Wilcox (Native Affairs - Maori Television)


BEST PRESENTER, GENERAL
Dominic Bowden (Are You Smarter Than A 10-year-old?/NZ Idol - TV2)
Jason Gunn (Dancing With The Stars - TV1)
Marcus Lush (Ice - TV1)
Kevin Milne (Fair Go - TV1)
Jeanette Thomas (Target - TV3)
Julian Wilcox (Maori Television)

BEST PRESENTER, LIFESTYLE SHOWS
Steve Logan and Al Brown (Hunger For The Wild - TV1)
Peta Mathias (Taste Takes Off)
Jim Mora (Mucking In - TV1)
Pete Peeti (Kai Time On The Road - Maori Television)
Pio Terei (Are We There Yet? - TV1)
Renee Wright (United Travel Getaway - Prime)

BEST PRESENTER, WEATHER
Mike Hall (TV3)
Jim Hickey (TV1)
Brendan Horan (TV1)
Toni Marsh (TV3)
Karen Olsen (TV1)

BEST PRESENTER - SPORT
Geoff Bryan (TV1)
Tony Johnson (Sky Sport)
Stephen McIvor (Sky Sport)
Hamish McKay (TV3)
Shaun Summerfield (TV3 - Motorsport)
Tony Veitch (TV1 and Game Of Two Halves)

RISING STAR
Geoff Bell (Let's Get Inventing - TV2
Jermaine Leef (C4)
Robyn Maclean (Amazing Extraordinary Friends - TV2)
Drew Neema (Sticky TV - TV3)
Gabrielle Paringatai (Mai Time - TV2)
Alina Transom (Karaoke High - TV2)

FUNNIEST PERSON ON TV
Bill and Ben (Pulp Sport - TV3)
Jason Gunn (Dancing With The Stars and The Rich List - TV1)
Leigh Hart (Moon TV - TV2)
Dai Henwood (C4)
Pio Terei (Are We There Yet? - TV1)
Jeremy Wells (Eating Media Lunch - TV2)


NEW ZEALAND SHOWS

BEST NEWS
Nightline
One News
Prime News - First At 5.30
Te Kaea
Tonight
3 News

BEST CURRENT AFFAIRS
Campbell Live (TV3)
Close Up (TV1)
Native Affairs (Maori Television)
60 Minutes (TV3)
Sunday (TV1)
20/20 (TV2)

NEW CATEGORY - BEST SPECIAL EVENT
Comedy Gala 2007 (TV2)
Coverage of the Maori Queen's Funeral (TV1)
Na Ratou, Mo Tatou: Let's Honour Them Together (ANZAC Day 2007 - Maori
Television)
New Zealand Memorial In London Dedication (TV1)

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Kiwis At War (TV1)
Ice (TV1)
Intrepid Journeys (TV1)
SAS - First Among Equals (TV3)
The Zoo (TV2)
Ends of the Earth (TV1)

BEST ENTERTAINMENT
An Unauthorised History Of New Zealand (TV1)
Are We There Yet? (TV1)
Deal Or No Deal (TV3)
Game Of Two Halves (TV1)
Homai Te Pakipaki (Maori Television)
The Rich List (TV1)

BEST KIDS SHOW
Jane And The Dragon (TV2)
Let's Get Inventin' (TV2)
Small Blacks TV (TV3)
Studio 2 (TV2)
Sticky TV (TV3)
What Now? (TV2)

BEST DRAMA
Karaoke High (TV2)
Outrageous Fortune (TV3)
Shortland Street (TV2)
The Amazing Extraordinary Friends (TV2)
The Hothouse (TV1)
The Man Who Lost His Head (TV1)


BEST COMEDY
B&B (Maori Television)
Bro'Town (TV3)
Facelift (TV1)
Kai Korero (Maori Television)
Pulp Sport (TV3)
Welcome To Paradise (Prime)

BEST REALITY/COMPETITION
Dancing With The Stars (TV1)
Joker Poker (TV3)
Mitre 10 Dream Home (TV2)
NZ Idol (TV2)
Waka Reo (Maori Television)
The Cheerleaders (Sky 1)

BEST REALITY SERIES
Coastwatch (TV1)
Marae DIY (Maori Television)
Mucking In (TV1)
Neighbours At War (TV2)
Piha Rescue (TV1)
Police Ten-7 (TV2)

BEST LIFESTYLE SHOW
Country Calendar (TV1)
Hunger For The Wild (TV1)
Hunting Aotearoa (Maori Television)
ITM Fishing Show (TV1)
Kai Time on the Road (Maori Television)
NZ House and Garden (TV1)

BEST ADVICE SHOW
Ask Your Auntie (Maori Television)
Downsize Me (TV3)
Fair Go (TV1)
Money Man (TV3)
Target (TV3)
Wa$ted (TV3)

BEST SPORTS SHOW
BP Ultimate Sports Sunday (Prime)
Code (Maori Television)
Freeze TV (Prime)
Powerbuilt Tools Motorsport (TV1)
Reunion (Sky Sport 1)
The Crowd Goes Wild (Prime)

ENDS

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