John Burgess (host)
John Richard Burgess
4 June 1943
Baby John Burgess
|Occupation||Australian television presenter & Radio personality|
|Known for||Various (2UW)|
Turning On ... at 5.30 pm (Seven Network)
Wheel of Fortune (Seven Network)
Burgo's Catch Phrase (Nine Network)
Pass the Buck (Nine Network)
John Richard Burgess (born 4 June 1943) is an Australian television and radio personality and host, often referred to as "Burgo" and from his radio days "Baby John Burgess" or "Baby John", as the youngest presenter at the station. He is best known for his long tenure hosting duties on the Australian version of game show Wheel of Fortune.
Burgess was host of the Australian version of Wheel of Fortune on the Seven Network, and was its longest serving presenter from 1984 to 1996. He later hosted the Australian version of Catchphrase, conceived under its original name, before later being re-titled as Burgo's Catch Phrase, shown on the Nine Network.
Also he hosted teenage show "Turning On" on HSV7 in the 1970s. This show featured many bands including "Zoot" and Gillian Fitzgerald was one of the main dancers and included Judy Moody and Christine Kelson.
Burgess has also hosted numerous radio shows throughout the years:
- "'Baby' John Burgess signs on for Foxtel's Balls of Steel with The Chaser's Craig Reucassel". The Daily Telegraph. Sydney, New South Wales. 14 December 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2012.
- Baby John Forever, The Daily Telegraph, 4 September 2006.
- "Burgo is back". radioinfo.com.au. 27 March 2017. Retrieved 8 April 2017.