A Current Affair’s Allison Langdon makes a controversial career move as she returns to her hosting role in influential Channel Nine show
A Current Affair’s Allison Langdon is set to host the new season of Channel Nine’s controversial reality show Parental Guidance.
Viewers can expect some challenging scenes, with episodes dealing with everything from kids with guns, online gaming, bullying and sex.
Ally, 44, and a mother-of-two, has described her own experience as a parent, ahead of the show’s premiere on June 5.
The much loved Nine personality said being a mum was like ‘treading water while juggling’, reports industry blog TV Blackbox.
Ally, is returning to co-host the show with Dr Justin Coulson, after the first season was a hit with viewers in 2021.
A preview reveals that once again the show is out to provoke opinion by presenting 12 very different parenting styles from Outback home life, to an ‘influencer’ family.
Parenting methods discussed this season include approaches based around ‘unstructured’ family life, ‘honesty’ and the ‘spiritual’.
Fans can also expect fireworks this season, as parents will be getting a ‘report card’ on their parenting performance.
Among the real-life challenges they will face include, how best to stand up to bullying, and dealing wit the dangers of online gaming.
There’s also a discussion around negotiating the notoriously tricky ritual of the ‘family photo’.
The new promo for the show opens with a mother and father posing for novelty photos with their sons and dog, all of whom are dressed in jeans, flannels and cowboy hats.
‘Being outback parents, we’re all about respect and freedom. The kids get to learn so many life skills,’ the father says in a voice over.
Footage is then shown of the eldest son, a pre-teen, holding a rifle as his father watches on, telling him: ‘Finger off the trigger until you’re ready, mate.’
At one point in the trailer Ally asks the family, ‘Is that legal?’, to which the mother replies: ‘On our property, yes.’