Former Chase Australia candidates may withhold their winnings in the ongoing case of former host Andrew O’Keefe being attacked.

Larry Emdur was named the new host of the Channel 7 contest over the weekend, but according to The Australian, the network has already filmed a handful of episodes that still feature O’Keefe.

Recorded episodes may need to be discarded as O’Keefe’s domestic violence charges against ex-partner Dr. Orly Lavee is going to court. Sources describe the situation as “flowing”.

Given the show’s contractual terms, the network will only pay attendees prize money if its episode is aired. Those who won with O’Keefe on top may not have anything.

Channel 7 did not respond to’s request for comment.

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It comes when O’Keefe, arrested and charged with an alleged domestic assault in January, was fired from the network late last year.

Larry Emdur was announced as his replacement over the weekend. The star said he saw the move as “an exciting new challenge in my career that I was probably thinking more about unwinding”. The Australian reports on Emdurs Episodes will be filmed in March.

According to TV Blackbox, O’Keefe’s deal with Channel 7 was signed in late 2020.

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Meanwhile, O’Keefe’s attorney has indicated that he will plead guilty to the assault allegations if the psychological charge of the former Channel 7 star is not dismissed remain an “involuntary” patient at Prince of Wales Hospital. He It is believed that they have had mental health problems for a decade and have been repeatedly admitted to rehabilitation clinics.

The former host of The Chase Australia and Deal Or No Deal, 49, was arrested in Randwick at 3:30 a.m. on January 31, about four hours after police claimed he had Dr. Lavee attacked at her nearby apartment.

The father of three, who lives in Paddington, has been charged with a joint assault and released on bail. On behalf of Dr. Lavee was issued an interim arrest order for violence.

A hearing has been scheduled for April to deal with his collective assault charges. His lawyer will argue that the charges should be dismissed.

According to The Daily Telegraph, police will claim O’Keefe found Dr. Slapped Lavee in the face, pulled her hair, kicked her back leg and spat on her.