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Larry Emdur buys boat-access-only ‘derelict block’ in Sydney’s Neverfail Bay for $1 million

They bought an architect-designed weekender in Berowra Waters two years ago.

And now Larry Emdur, 56, and his wife Sylvie have made another purchase in the area according to the Daily Telegraph: a ‘derelict bushland block’ in Neverfail Bay. 

The reclusive property is only accessible by boat. 

Big spenders: Larry Emdur, 56, and his wife Sylvie (pictured in 2019) have made another purchase in the Berowra Waters area according to the Daily Telegraph : a ‘derelict bushland block’ in Neverfail Bay

The block of land, which last sold for $575,000 in 1999, was purchased by Emdur and his wife of 26 years for $1 million.

Their other riverfront property was purchased in 2019 for $1.1 million, and included a home with 5m-high ceilings and an almost entirely glass wall facing the river. 

The lavish purchase comes after Emdur reportedly signed a new seven-figure contract with the network after stepping in to replace Andrew O’Keefe as host of The Chase.

The great escape: The block of land, which last sold for $575,000 in 1999, was purchased by Emdur and his wife of 26 years for $1 million. Pictured: Berowra Waters

The great escape: The block of land, which last sold for $575,000 in 1999, was purchased by Emdur and his wife of 26 years for $1 million. Pictured: Berowra Waters

Million-dollar man: The Morning Show host reportedly signed a new seven-figure contract with Seven after stepping in to replace Andrew O'Keefe on The Chase

Million-dollar man: The Morning Show host reportedly signed a new seven-figure contract with Seven after stepping in to replace Andrew O’Keefe on The Chase

‘Between The Morning Show and The Chase, Emdur is now on the big bucks,’ an insider told New Idea.  

‘After rounds of negotiations, he’s sitting very pretty. He has effectively saved the network’s most successful game show – so he’s worth every penny!’ the source said.

Seven execs are now reportedly even considering Emdur as a possible candidate to replace David ‘Kochie’ Koch when he retires as host of breakfast show Sunrise. 

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Seven for comment.

Valuable asset: 'Between The Morning Show and The Chase, Emdur is now on the big bucks,' an insider told New Idea. 'After rounds of negotiations, he's sitting very pretty. He has effectively saved the network's most successful game show ¿ so he's worth every penny!'

Valuable asset: ‘Between The Morning Show and The Chase, Emdur is now on the big bucks,’ an insider told New Idea. ‘After rounds of negotiations, he’s sitting very pretty. He has effectively saved the network’s most successful game show – so he’s worth every penny!’

Emdur signed on to take over O’Keefe’s position in February after Seven refused to renew the latter’s contract amid his legal problems. 

O’Keefe recently had assault charges against him dropped on mental health grounds.

According to court proceedings, the former TV host allegedly had a manic episode when he struck an ex-partner who claims he brought an ice pipe to a party.  

Court battle: O'Keefe (pictured) recently had assault charges against him dropped due on mental health grounds. According to court proceedings, the former host allegedly had a manic episode when he struck an ex-partner who claims he brought an ice pipe to a party

Court battle: O’Keefe (pictured) recently had assault charges against him dropped due on mental health grounds. According to court proceedings, the former host allegedly had a manic episode when he struck an ex-partner who claims he brought an ice pipe to a party

Emdur’s first episode of The Chase went to air last Monday during Seven’s coverage of the Olympics.

He said ahead of his debut: ‘I’m thrilled to be the host of The Chase and I can’t wait to see the look on my mum’s face when she hears me saying all those big words.

‘I’m excited to be starting on Monday during the Olympics. Mind you, any of the Chasers will happily tell you this show is the Olympics of quizzing.’  

Crucial role: In an interview with The Daily Telegraph last month, Emdur explained that game shows like The Chase are 'super important' because they are lead-ins to news bulletins, which are often the highest-rated programs of the evening

Crucial role: In an interview with The Daily Telegraph last month, Emdur explained that game shows like The Chase are ‘super important’ because they are lead-ins to news bulletins, which are often the highest-rated programs of the evening 

In an interview with The Daily Telegraph last month, Emdur explained that game shows like The Chase are ‘super important’ because they are lead-ins to news bulletins, which are often the highest-rated programs of the evening.

He added that he didn’t make the decision to host the series lightly.

‘We’ve got a beautiful thing happening on The Morning Show, top of the ratings for 14 years and I love working with [co-host] Kylie Gillies and the team,’ he said.   

‘I hope people continue to enjoy the show the way that they have over the years and I hope I bring something different to it as well.’ 

Emdur is no newbie to hosting game shows, having previously hosted The Price Is Right and Wheel of Fortune.

Experienced: Emdur is no newbie to hosting game shows, having previously hosted The Price Is Right and Wheel of Fortune

Experienced: Emdur is no newbie to hosting game shows, having previously hosted The Price Is Right and Wheel of Fortune


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