Sunday, October 05, 2008

Tributes flow for Man O Man host Rob Guest. Thursday saw some really sad news: one of my favourite entertainers had died of a massive stroke. I found out about it in the Right Angle office, where I was working that day.

Me: Oh! Rob Guest died!
Lala: Who?
Me: He was best known for hosting Man O Man in the early '90s.
Lala: (sudden recognition) Oh, yeah.

"Guest also ventured into TV, hosting the short-lived 1994 TV game show Man O Man, a type of men's beauty pageant." (Sky News)

"Guest rose to fame on Channel Seven's dating show Man-O-Man in 1994 in the studio now used for Dancing With The Stars." (Sunrise)

"Guest also hosted Channel 7's risque variety show Man O Man, where an all-women audience voted for their favourite male contestants in 1994." (Live News)

"His television achievements include hosting Man O Man, for Grundy Television, and the Special Missing Pieces. He was also a regular guest on Good Morning Australia with Bert Newton." (Newstalk ZB, Auckland)

The many roles of Rob Guest: a timeline in photos. (Sydney Morning Herald)

"rob guest came to my attention when i was 13 when he appeared on man o man every sat night on 7. then i saw him as the phomtom and he is the one who has got the 20's to 30's year olds back into the threatre screen.(inluding me)he will be sadly missed. my smyphty to his family, freinds and the wricket cast." (Deb, 3AW listener)

"Vale Rob... remember with great fun your TV show Man O Man. 57 is way too young." (John B, ABC News reader)

"I am not much of a theatre person, but I remember Rob Guest hosting the show Man O Man on Channel 7. I don't think that Australia will ever see another performer like Rob Guest." (Donna from Willowbank, ABC Brisbane listener)

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