Holly Byrnes, The Daily Telegraph, reports
The new Price Is Right will pay homage to its former host, the late Ian Turpie, Channel 7 has confirmed.
The Morning Show's Larry Emdur will front the revamped game show - as forecast by Confidential on March 14 - which starts production this week - with the first episode to be dedicated to "Turps'' who lost his battle with cancer earlier this month.
The iconic series will return to air next month, most likely at 5pm, followed by Andrew O'Keefe's Deal Or No Deal, in a bid to give Seven's Sydney nightly news bulletin a solid kick-start.
Emdur, Australia's longest-serving Price host, said Turpie would be thrilled to see the show he also hosted (from 1981-1986) come back.
"There's a whole generation of people who grew up watching Turps on The Price Is Right and we'll now have a new generation seeing the show for the first time. We can't wait to start.''
Emdur said he was "madly in love with this show'' and leaped at the chance to reboot the program.
"When I was asked if I wanted to be involved in this new version, I think I was as excited as 20 showcase winners in an inflatable spa bath.''
Over the years, contestants have scored luxury, as well as wacky, prizes on the show: from sports cars to chainsaws, grocery items to golf clubs.
It premiered in 1957 and has been revived several times on Seven.
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