Channel 7 leaders’ debate to be hosted by Ben Roberts-Smith

Channel 7 leaders’ debate to be hosted by Ben Roberts-Smith

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Saying they didn’t need the ultimate leaders’ debate to deteriorate right into a circus, Channel 7 has confirmed that tonight’s face-off between Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese might be compered by former soldier and Channel 7 govt Ben Roberts-Smith.

Following criticism of final week’s Channel 9 debate, Seven executives mentioned they needed to current an orderly, respectable present and believed Roberts-Smith was the person for the job.

“Of all of the individuals I do know who’ve posed for {a photograph} with the prosthetic leg of useless man, Ben has one of the best display presence,” mentioned Channel 7 boss Kerry Stokes, who gives monetary help for Roberts-Smith.

Underneath the format for the talk, which is able to primarily based on the ex-soldier’s defamation trial, Roberts-Smith will ask every chief a query after which they’ll inadvertently reveal the main points of an alleged conflict crime he was concerned with. “Or he may ask them a query concerning the expertise sector after which casually point out that he often units his laptops on fireplace to take away proof,” a spokesperson mentioned.  

Prime minister Scott Morrison mentioned he welcomed the format, noting it could be good to have the concentrate on another person’s crimes for as soon as.

Roberts-Smith was contacted for remark however didn’t reply any of his telephones.

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