Ed Halmagyi has announced his departure from Better Homes and Gardens after 20 years on air.
Best known to audiences as ‘Fast Ed’, the TV chef has been offering food preparation tips to Better Homes viewers since 2004.
Ed has revealed he will be stepping back from the network to open a new bakery.
‘After more than two decades of sharing recipes as a presenter on Better Homes and Gardens, I have made the decision to step back from my role on the show,’ he said.
‘I never intended to work in television, it just kind of happened. In 2004 I was asked to do a screen test, and the fact I am still here on Better Homes and Gardens 20 years later is equal parts fantastic and bizarre.’
Ed Halmagyi has announced his departure from Better Homes and Gardens after 20 years on the show
‘This is the longest job I have ever had, and it’s time for me to have a new adventure.’
Ed said he feels ‘honoured to have had the chance to tell stories to people who love food’.
‘I will certainly miss being a part of Australia’s Friday nights and working alongside my Better Homes and Gardens family,’ he added.
He revealed he will be opening a Jewish bakery as this has been his dream for over 10 years.
Best known to audiences as ‘Fast Ed’, the TV chef has been offering food preparation tips to Better Homes viewers since 2003
Better Homes and Gardens Executive Producer, Russell Palmer, added: ‘Better Homes and Gardens has been a big part of so many lives for close to 30 years and Ed is a huge part of that success.’
‘He is constantly changing the way food is presented on the show and has remained true to his family-friendly, budget-focussed approach, which speaks to the heart of our audience. It goes without saying that his contribution to the show’s popularity has been immense.’
‘Ed is also a much loved part of the Better Homes and Gardens family and we’ll miss his professionalism and sense of humour.’
Ed’s final episode will be airing Friday, December 1 on Channel 7.
Ed has revealed he will be stepping back from the network to open a new bakery