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Baby names and TV personalities

January 9th, 2011 at 12:30am

An email to 2UE’s John Kerr

Good morning John,

You were asking for suggestions for names for Princess Mary's newborn children a short while ago, and mentioned that she wants Australian names for them. Well I was thinking that we could have a bipartisan political contribution based on our current political leaders. The boy could be named "Kevin Anthony" after our Foreign Affairs minister and our Opposition Leader. The girl could have the slightly sillier name of "Julie Julia", after the deputy-leader of the opposition and our Prime Minister. I will fully understand if you think this might not go down so well with Her Highness.

Also you asked about TV personalities who we wish were still on television. When you mentioned that the late great Adriana Xenides was born on this day, I was reminded of how I miss Rob Elliott who hosted Wheel Of Fortune after John Burgess and Tony Barber. I was a bit young for Baby John, but I fell in love with Wheel when Rob hosted it. He seems to have disappeared from TV since then…I don't suppose you know what he is up to these days?

Have a wonderful day John, and I hope you have a great time at the Tamworth Country Music Festival.

Samuel Gordon-Stewart

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  • 1. davky  |  January 11th, 2011 at 4:10 am

    I liked Rob Elliott to – a funny chap with a likeable onscreen persona.

    I read something recently that he has made quite a bit of money in the board game business. He developed a board game called ‘dumb ass’ (or is it smart ass? – can’t remember). I do have a copy of this game though.

    Its a trivia game with a light hearted bent (hence the references in it to dumb asses and smart asses etc)

    Anyway, apparently this board game has become a bit of a hit and has been licensed into a multitude of languages and has made Rob a handsome amount of money. I seem to recall that he is now living in the U S of A

  • 2. Samuel  |  January 12th, 2011 at 2:46 am

    Oh so that’s were Rob went and what happened to him. Thanks Davky. I’m really pleased to hear that Rob has done well for himself.


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