Chris Brown Defects From Network 10 to Seven

Chris Brown with Seven West Media
Courtesy of Seven West Media

Chris Brown will have a new television home come July, as he moves from Network 10 to the Seven Network.

It’s not yet clear what the vet turned TV presenter will do at Seven when he joins later this year.

In recent years, Brown has frequently been a panellist on Channel 10’s “The Project” and “The Living Room” and co-hosted “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here” with Julia Morris.

A 10 spokesperson confirmed Brown would still appear on “I’m a Celebrity” this year, which is due to screen in April.

“Chris Brown has provided Australians with warmth and compassion as the resident vet on “Bondi Vet”, treating animals large and small,” the 10 spokesperson said.

“He has served up a multitude of uplifting, inspiring and hilarious stories with Amanda, Barry and Miguel on “The Living Room” couch and Chris, along with Julia Morris, is contracted to the upcoming season of “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here”, which will be back on screens and back in the South African jungle in April.”

“The Living Room” is on hiatus in 2023, and it’s not clear if the program will return. “The Project”, meanwhile, has experienced heavy turnover in recent months, with a new line-up for the panel show recently hitting screens.

Seven, meanwhile, noted it was a return to Brown’s roots, as his television career started on the network’s “Harry’s Practice” two decades ago.

“We are very pleased to welcome Chris back to seven. It’s been too long,” James Warburton, CEO and managing director of Seven West Media, said.

“Chris is one of the most popular and recognised people on Australian TV, bringing warmth, intelligence and a great sense of humour to everything he does. We can’t wait to have him on board and to announce the great new content he will star in.”

Brown added: “I’m not entirely sure my old access pass works, but once we get over that hurdle and I’m back from the jungle, I can’t wait to sink my teeth into some exciting new projects in the second half of the year and beyond with Seven.”