‘Fast Ed’ is hanging up his TV apron on Better Homes and Gardens after two decades

But this is the start of a new chapter for Ed.
Loading the player...

After 20 years on Better Homes and Gardens, Ed Halmagyi will be exiting the show.

The chef and cookbook author, otherwise known as ‘Fast Ed’ on the show will be taking a step back from Better Homes and Gardens to focus on his own business venture.

Ed featured on the show for two decades.

(Image: Instagram)

“After more than two decades of sharing recipes as a presenter on Better Homes and Gardens, I have made the decision to step back from my role on the show,” he said in a statement via Seven.

“I never intended to work in television, it just kind of happened. In 2004 I was asked to do a screen test, and the fact I am still here on Better Homes and Gardens 20 years later is equal parts fantastic and bizarre. This is the longest job I have ever had, and it’s time for me to have a new adventure.

“I have been honoured to get the chance to tell stories to people who love food every week and be part of this amazing show that is part of Australia’s fabric. I will certainly miss being a part of Australia’s Friday nights and working alongside my Better Homes and Gardens family.”

Ed’s replacement has been hired.

(Image: Seven)

With some time away from the program, Ed will spend his time focusing on pastry’s and will be opening a Jewish bakery – a dream that has been “simmering” with him for “nearly a decade.”

“So Avner’s (my Hebrew name) is coming to life, with bagels, bialys, babka, rugelach and the most killer potato bread you’ve ever tried!”

His final episode as Fast Ed on BHG will air on Friday, December 1, 2023 on Seven.

Loading the player...

When the announcement was shared to social media, numerous fans flooded the comment section with praise as they wished him good luck on his next chapter.

“ED YOU THE BEST,” one wrote.

“Good luck on the new adventure,” another said.

A fan added: “so love watching Ed, all the best…”

As for who will replace Fast Ed, Seven has confirmed his successor has been appointed and will be announced in early 2024.

Related stories