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Rodger Corser and Jenni Baird throw support behind Logies move

After it was announced that next year's TV WEEK Logie Awards will be relocating to the Gold Coast, Aussie acting heavyweights Rodger Corser and Jenni Baird have come out in support of the move.

By Stephen Downie
Anticipation and excitement are already building for the 2018 TV WEEK Logie Awards after it was announced that next year they’ll be relocating to Queensland’s Gold Coast.
Two giants of Australian television, Doctor Doctor’s Rodger Corser and A Place To Call Home’s Jenni Baird, today voiced their support for the decision to move the Logies from its traditional home in Melbourne to the glitzy Gold Coast.
Will Rodger have reason to smile at next year's TV WEEK Logie Awards?
“The Logies is always a fun event,” Rodger, 44, tells TV WEEK. “And now the tradition continues for its 60th year.”
In 2018, the Logies celebrates 60 years of awards, glamorous gowns and entertainment.
“I love the Logies!” Jenni, 41, says. “You get together in a room and you have your friends with you.
“It will be different having it in Queensland – it will be warmer!”
Jenni Baird was all smiles at this year's TV WEEK Logies, posing for a pic with APTCH co-star Brett Climo and some fans.
The weather is obviously one of the appeals of having the awards in Queensland. So too, says Roger, is the proximity of the event to the beach.
"It’s probably far for more attractive to jump into the Gold Coast surf than the Yarra River,” he quips.
Hearts have been aflutter in Whyhope - and on TV screens across Australia - thanks to Rodger's portrayal of bad-boy doc Hugh.
Earlier today it was announced the Logies will be held at the Gold Coast’s The Star in July next year as a part of a four-year deal with the Queensland Government and Tourism and Events Queensland.
“Melbourne did a fantastic job of hosting the Logies over the years,” Roger says. “And now Queensland is obviously really keen to have it [the Logies]. So, there is a new enthusiasm for the Logies, which is good.”
This year, Rodger was nominated for the coveted Gold Logie for his performance as bad boy doctor Hugh Knight in Doctor Doctor. Season two of the drama is currently airing on the Nine Network.
Jenni, meanwhile, is a two-time Logie nominee for her role as scheming Regina in Foxtel’s A Place To Call Home. The show itself this year won the Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Drama.
“Regina is one of those gift roles of a lifetime,” she says.
Jenni Baird as the evil Regina in the Foxtel hit drama A Place To Call Home.
Jenni’s dress: Ted Baker
Photographer: Lawrence Furzey

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