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Andy Lee hijacks the Australian Open to promote Channel 10’s The Cube

Comedian Andy Lee hijacks Channel Nine’s coverage of the Australian Open to promote Channel 10’s new game show The Cube

He is about to host a quirky game show on Channel 10 called The Cube, which will test contestants’ random skills in a bid to win a $250,000 cash prize.

And ahead of the show’s premiere on Wednesday, comedian Andy Lee managed to sneak in a mention during his regular spot on Nine’s Wide World of Sports.

He briefly alluded to his hosting role at 10 while presenting a courtside segment at the Australian Open on Monday, reports TV Tonight.

Whoops! Andy Lee (right), 39, has gone to great lengths to promote Channel 10’s The Cube, ahead of the random skills game show premiering on Wednesday. He hijacked Channel Nine’s coverage of the Australian Open while being interviewed by reporter James Bracey (left), 36

‘I’ve got to duck off to another network actually,’ the 39-year-old funnyman told reporter James Bracey. ‘It’s a TV show on Channel 10, 7.30pm Wednesdays.’

He then backpedalled by urging viewers to watch Nine’s Married At First Sight, too. 

‘I encourage everybody to watch MAFS – MAFS, MAFS, MAFS!’ he pleaded.

A speechless James replied ‘wow’, then burst into laughter and asked if he would have tennis great John McEnroe on The Cube.

‘I’d love to do a guess who with John McEnroe and Rod Laver,’ Andy replied.

'I've got to duck off to another network actually,' Andy said to James. 'It's a TV show on Channel 10. 7.30pm Wednesdays... I encourage everybody to watch MAFS - MAFS, MAFS, MAFS!'

‘I’ve got to duck off to another network actually,’ Andy said to James. ‘It’s a TV show on Channel 10. 7.30pm Wednesdays… I encourage everybody to watch MAFS – MAFS, MAFS, MAFS!’ 

It comes after Andy put his own skills to the test to prepare for The Cube.

In a video shared to Instagram, he attempted to throw two slices of bread into a toaster a few metres away. 

The feat was weclome entertainment for Andy, who is based in Melbourne and recently went through another Covid-19 lockdown. 

Un-BREAD-ievable! Hijacking Channel Nine's coverage of the Australian Open follows Andy rigorously putting his own skills to the test to prepare for the random game show. He recently attempted to throw two slices of bread into a toaster a few metres away

Un-BREAD-ievable! Hijacking Channel Nine’s coverage of the Australian Open follows Andy rigorously putting his own skills to the test to prepare for the random game show. He recently attempted to throw two slices of bread into a toaster a few metres away

‘During lockdown, you have a lot more time on your hands to prepare breakfast and you can also touch up on your skills for if you ever get the chance to take on The Cube,’ he wrote. 

Based on the British series of the same name, The Cube will see contestants put in a perspex cube where they must take on a series of tasks in order to win $250,000.

The tasks involve anything from throwing and catching challenges to complex memory games.

The Cube premieres Wednesday, February 24, at 7:30pm on Channel 10

Pressure tests: The Cube will see contestants put in a small perspex cube where they must take on a series of tasks in the hopes of winning $250,000

Pressure tests: The Cube will see contestants put in a small perspex cube where they must take on a series of tasks in the hopes of winning $250,000

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