MTV Australia has announced radio hosts Ash London and Angus O’Loughlin as the hosts of the brand-new Australian version of MTV TRL, which will premiere Friday, March 8 at 6:00pm AEDT on MTV on Foxtel, Foxtel Now and Fetch with new one-hour episodes premiering every Friday at 6pm.
The best friends and HIT Network veterans will be joined by MTV presenter and resident DJ Flex Mami and presenter and MTV.com.au editor Lisa Hamilton, who will bring their combined music and entertainment experience to the completely re-imagined MTV franchise for Australian and New Zealand audiences.
Each episode of MTV TRL will be where music, celebrity, pop culture and superstar content creators collide live in front of a live studio audience at MTV HQ in Sydney each week. With Ash and Angus at the helm, TRL will feature performances from some of the biggest local and international musicians in the world, interviews with celebrities, the latest entertainment news, music video premieres and more.
Ash London said: “I grew up on a solid diet of MTV, memorising Britney moves and dreaming that one day I’d be part of that world. Music is my number one passion and as soon as I heard that TRL was coming to Australia I knew I wanted to be part of it. Hosting it with Angus is a bonus…we once got married in Vegas so I feel like hosting a show together on MTV is the natural next step”.
“I can now tell all my mates the hours I’ve spent watching Ex On The Beach on a Sunday afternoon were for “research”. So stoked to be joining the MTV family alongside my bestie Ash London! We’ve already started talking about how these live music shows will be like nothing ever done in Australia before. I just can’t wait to begin,” said Angus O’Loughlin.
Simon Bates, vice president and head of MTV Asia Pacific said, “We are thrilled to welcome Ash and Angus to the MTV family alongside Flex and Lisa. Their combined wealth of talent, knowledge, experience and energy will bring a distinctly local flavour to this brand new Australian version of an iconic MTV franchise.”
The brand-new Australian MTV TRL is the first international version of the iconic franchise to launch since its return to MTV US in 2017. MTV Australia first introduced audiences to TRL when a local version aired from 2004 to 2006 and hosts included Kyle Sandilands, Maz Compton, Jason Dundas, Nathan Sapsford and Lyndsey Rodriguez.