Hold on to your Akubra! The iconic Russell Coight returns for a third crack of the whip when All Aussie Adventures premieres next month Ten has confirmed.
Almost two decades ago, a legend rode out of the Australian bush and onto our television screens. Long before Bear Grylls, Steve Irwin or that guy on YouTube with all the knives, there was the original intrepid adventurer. Russell Coight.
Russell’s ground-breaking series All Aussie Adventures originally screened on Network Ten in 2001. With his trademark khaki shorts, challenged sense of direction and apparent imperviousness to pain, Russell quickly established himself as an outback icon.
Over the course of two series he managed to win fans while simultaneously destroying large swathes of protected bushland.
All Aussie Adventures came to an end in 2002 after a court order prohibited Russell from coming within 500 metres of any marsupial. But the ride was not over. Not by a long shot. Now, over 15 years since he last set fire to a national park, Russell Coight is back with Seven brand-new episodes of All Aussie Adventures.
In this series, Russell returns to the outback to catch up with some old mates, share a few important survival tips and introduce us to some of his favourite native species. An impassioned wildlife lover, Russell considers these animal encounters as series highlights. The RSPCA calls them “evidence”. Either way, it makes for must-see TV.
Russell Coight said: “Can you believe that it is over 10 years since I was last on TV (unless you count news footage of me leaving court). So strap yourself in for another sun-drenched series of outback adventures – All Aussie style…”
All Aussie Adventures Premieres 7:30 pm Sunday 5 August on Ten