Last Chance Learners

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Last Chance Learners
Last Chance Learners Logo.png
Genre Real life
Presented by Mike Whitney
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 12
Location(s) Sydney, Australia
Running time 30 minutes
(Including commercials)
Original network Channel Seven
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 18 April – 4 July 2007
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Last Chance Learners is an Australian television program which was created by the Seven Network. The show gives ten learner drivers the chance to be trained by an experienced driving instructor and the opportunity to take their drivers licence test and win a brand new Hyundai Getz.

Last Chance Learners premiered on Wednesday 18 April 2007 at 7:30pm on Channel Seven and is hosted by former test cricketer and Who Dares Wins host Mike Whitney.

The series is currently being broadcast in the UK on Living2, as "Desperate Learners Driving School".

The learner drivers[edit]

The ten learner drivers are split up into two teams of five learner drivers each. Each team has its own dedicated driving instructor. The red team instructor is Jann Shipley while the blue team instructor is Chris Breen.

Red Team[edit]

Learner driver Partner Driver's Age Years on learners Licence test attempts Passed Yet
Sharni Freeman Chris Martin 27 12 0 Yes - Episode 11
Virgilia Nielsen Darren Appleton 19 3 3 Yes - Episode 7
Shannan Wilson Lee Bollom 28 11 3 Yes - Episode 12
Isabel Sng John Wong 32 14 0 Quit - Episode 7
David Bester Darren Balsley 24 3 2 Yes - Episode 12

Blue Team[edit]

Learner driver Partner Driver's Age Years on learners Licence test attempts Passed Yet
Simone Woods Josh Woods 32 16 0 Didn't pass at all
Shaun Favell Eddie Bray 36 17 4 Didn't pass at all
Robert Giess Colleen Berry 34 17 0 Yes - Episode 5
Naida Churchill Lisa Moyle 33 6 0 Yes - Episode 12
Belinda Lemair Andrew Lemair 32 13 2 Yes - Episode 4


# Air Date Challenge Winner Test-taker Passed?
1 18 April 2007 Pace Car Challenge Red N/A N/A
2 25 April 2007 Emergency Braking Red Shannan No
3 2 May 2007 Reverse Parking on a busy street Blue Virgilia No
4 9 May 2007 Braking on a wet surfaces Blue Belinda Yes
5 16 May 2007 Reversing through a grid of cars Blue Robert Yes
6 23 May 2007 Night Driving Red Naida N/A didn't sit test
7 30 May 2007 3 point turn on a hill Blue Virgilia Yes
8 6 June 2007 Finding a parking spot at Paddy's Markets Red Naida No
9 13 June 2007 Country Driving Red Shannan N/A didn't sit test
10 20 June 2007 Map Navigation Red David No
11 27 June 2007 4WD Challenge Red Sharni Yes
12 4 July 2007 N/A N/A David

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