The Project ends for Dave Hughes

December 11, 2013

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As a new chapter begins

Hughes gives stand-up the nod


VIEWERS of The Project on Channel 10 this week would be forgiven for having a tear in their eye following the departure of host Dave Hughes last night.

Dave Hughes


After more than four years on the hit show the comedian announced this week that he would be leaving to concentrate on his other `love’ - stand-up comedy.

Hughes, 43, said The Project had been an “amazing incredible ride” and he took every opportunity throughout his final show to thank the team who accompanied him on the journey. In particular, he paid tribute to his co-hosts Charlie Pickering and Carrie Bickmore.

Well wishes poured in for the quirky host who has always been able to deliver a humorous line no matter what the topic of conversation.

His wife Holly and children Rafferty, Sadie and Tess joined him on set for his final few moments in the driver’s seat at The Project.

After a break over Christmas and New Year, Hughes’s stand-up show, `Pointless’ will begin a National tour.

Fellow comedian Peter Helliar will replace him on The Project with his first show scheduled for January 2014.

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