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Getting To Know Top Billing’s New Presenter – Ryle De Morny

Ryle De Morny, who describes his presenting style as ‘raw, real, live and natural’, also vows to be bringing a fresh energy to Top Billing

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He’s easy on the eyes.

But it’s the whole package that earned Ryle De Morny his rightful spot as one of Top Billing‘s brand new presenters! His addition to the glitzy lifestyle show comes after he wowed judges with his smooth presenting flair on Presenter Search on 3,

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The entrepreneur, model and lifeguard, who also holds the title of being the ‘fastest man on sand’, is thrilled about his looming chapter as a Top Billing presenter.

De Morny chats about his journey on Presenter Search on 3, opening up about the amount of sink-or-swim situation he had to surmount to get this far, the lessons learned along the way and the bonds he ended up forming with his fellow competitors. “I have never learnt so much about the presenting world and with it the amount of crazy challenges and obstacles thrown at you”, he said.

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He describes his presenting style as ‘raw, real, live and natural’; vowing to bring a fresh energy on the show. “I am always game and keen for almost anything and will be pushing the boundaries:

Here’s some 5 minutes with him!

What has been the highlight of your time on Presenter Search on 3?

Firstly, it has been the sheer amount of learning. I have never learnt so much about the presenting world and with it the amount of crazy challenges and obstacles thrown at you.

Its either you learn fast or you leave and every challenge I found to outdo the next but surprisingly the enjoyment as it got harder and harder seemed to increase too. Being thrown in the deep in so fast and so often on this show you ultimately learn so much more about yourself. I have grown in this experience like you cannot imagine and am truly blessed and grateful to have the opportunity to carry on doing so

I must make mention of the fellow Top 10 that we had to compete against who are now new friends and family that I will never forget. Although we were competing against each other we actually grew quite close and formed a strong bond supporting each other through the chaos and mad times we all went through and the fact that we conquered so much together made the show me that much more enjoyable and memorable knowing I could do it with such genuine and incredible people.

What has been the biggest lesson this experience has taught you?

There have been so many lessons that I could mention but personally, for me, off-camera I would have to say time management has been vital.

I have faced so many challenges and obstacles to continue participating in this show and have had to make so many sacrifices in order to stay in the competition my life would have literally fallen apart if it were not for an adaption to better time management as you won’t realise how much goes on behind the camera to get to the awesome moments we eventually get to experience. On-camera though, the lessons have been far more different.

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For me, what I learnt and realized is that being a presenter means sharing in an experience with your viewer. You want to be able to relate and be completely real with them and take them on an authentic experience. Being honest with your audience is key regardless of what you might expect you have to stay true to both yourself and the incredible people watching.

How would you describe your presenting style?

My style is raw, real, live and natural. I bring a lot of energy and am always looking for a genuine way to engage and take my audience and viewer on a real journey. I love sharing in an experience and will try do so as authentically as possible. I’m here to share the love, the good and the bad times in the realest way possible.

You are known as the ‘fastest man on sand’, having won gold twice at the world championships for beach sprinting. What is your daily fitness routine?

It’s been an incredible journey being involved in such a multifaceted sport and I have learned so much through the process, these days guys overseas and the rest of the competition out there are doing this full time and committing everything they have to becoming a world champion.

If anything since becoming a world champion the training has only gotten harder and more intense since then. Often I will have to be up at 5am and in bed at 12 in order to juggle work and training. Most days involve two sessions and in the entire week because of both the intensity and variability of the sport we will go through a complete variation blend of training style.

Each week will comprise of, track work, strength work, swimming, trail running, cross fit lifting, functional session, body weight, mobility such as yoga and Pilates, hiking, paddling and oh yeah did I mention lots and lots of sprinting. Some weeks you literally are living in pain, every step or movement you make hurts, but it’s all for the cause and we never forget our “WHY”

What are you going to be bringing to Top Billing?

I’m going to bring a fresh new energy to this show. I hope to share as much love as possible and take my viewer on awesome journeys with me as we discover and showcase moments, events and areas in a unique, raw and genuinely real way.

I am always game and keen for almost anything and will be pushing the boundaries (maybe creating new one) a lot with what we can do on the show and will always have as much fun with it as possible, as I know every opportunity I get to experience is a blessing and I cannot wait to share that journey with the audience, we are going to have a lot real authentic experiences together.

Describe the moment you heard your name and were officially one of the winners of Presenter Search on 3.

I had been carrying and dealing with a lot of struggles and weight in my life and to be honest the show sometimes threw my life of course completely to moments were I wasn’t sure if I would be able to manage.

Leading up until the final, I had been holding everything together for so long and the journey had been so demanding and tough at times that hearing my name after everything I had gone through to get to that point honestly felt like someone had taken all your pain and anxiety away. We went through so much in this show!

That moment hearing your name truly feels like a dream, and to be honest it still does, the feeling has been so huge and overwhelming that I am still trying to process it all and take it in, the reality of it all I do not think has even hit me yet.

My love and excitement for this next chapter and journey is immense and I cannot wait to let that out. Thank you to all the incredible people who have shown so much love support and positivity. throughout this experience I have taken a lot of strength from you and would not have been able to do this on my own, I’m blessed to have had you with me and look forward to so much more to come together.

Do you have any pre-show rituals you do in order to prepare yourself before going live? If so, what are they?

I just breathe! other than that I don’t really have any. I just try ensure I have a clear head going in eliminating any negativity I might have been carrying and ensure that I stay natural real and authentic! Most of the time I am constantly observing and analysing everything around me and within the show and behind the scenes as part of the production. I love learning and growing through that improves on the performance everyday.

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Squid Game Ending Explained; We’ve Been Scammed

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We’ve been had, and Squid Game is here to prove it.

When the end of the South Korean horror drama arrives on the ninth episode, the winner finds himself harrowed by what the coveted prize has cost his soul. In the rat race for survival, along with a better life that hinges on the never ending hustle, there’s no time to stop and see the horror our lives become. By the end, we see how the winner has sold his soul for a crappy deal that came with a few toys, and a happy meal.

A group of 456 players are mysteriously invited to take part in a set of children’s games for a grand prize of $38 million, which will be enough to give the winner the financial freedom they desperately need. The players are selected from different walks of life, with the burden of excessive debt being their biggest motivation to give the Game a go.

The first of deepening terrors comes during the first game, when the players discover that penalties for losing in the challenges will be death. DEATH. Horrified, the players initially vote to leave and return to their lives.

This noble departure doesn’t last long; their material realities as fugitives on the run from debt collectors only highlights the glow of the precious promise they’ve now left behind. When they return for the second time, they now consent to their highly probable deaths.

Led by Lee Jung-jae, who plays Seong Gi-hun, a taxi driver with a gambling addiction, the South Korean series has become somewhat of a global phenomenon. Now the most streamed Korean series of all time, Squid Game is also said to be on pace to dethrone Bridgerton as the most streamed series in the history of Netflix. And it’s with good reason. Squid Game is a trip.

Survival is the drive. The blues of a broke life pile up for Seong Gi-hun, who’s daughter is being taken away to the US by her mother and step father. His mother is battling deteriorating diabetes and even in her frail condition, is still working hard to make ends meet. It’s during the peak of his frustrations that Gi-hun is randomly invited to take part in the Game.

After accepting the offer, he finds himself in a discreet location along with 455 players, who are also drowning in debt. The players are kept under an authoritarian system of surveillance. Masked guards in pink suits keep the scene under control under the supervision of the Front Man. Gi-hun allies with other players, including his childhood friend Cho Sang-woo, as a the most strategic way to survive the bloody challenges.

Amongst those that end up in this team is player 001, a frail old man who who became his “gganbu”. Sae-byeok, who was also in the team, was killed by Sang-woo, Gi-hun’s childhood friend, team member and flip-flopping ally. Several other team members had to be killed by their team mates, which revealed the wickedness of the games.

In the end, Gi-hun’s victory came without an apology. He had to defeat a close ally in the games, the old and frail player 001. They’d bonded throughout their time, but in the end he had to advance himself against those he’d built alliances. As the games progressed, the players found themselves having to face tough calls. Someone else has to die for you to make it another day.

After a series of brutal games, it comes down to childhood friends Gi-hun and Cho Sang-woo. They’d played different games, with Sang-woo having played hard and stopping at nothing to win. Gi-hun is mad at Sang-woo for a series of betrayals, including him stabbing Sae-byeok to her death. In the end, Gi-hun wins when Sang-woo apologised and kills himself.

Yet despite emerging a winner, Gi-hun finds that the cost of becoming an overnight billionaire has bankrupted his soul. For a year following the day his bank account was loaded with a nine zero figure, he didn’t touch the money. After all, he returned to find his mother dead on the floor. One of his motivations was getting the money to get her medical help over her advancing diabetes.

THE ENDING

Gi-hun is clearly troubled by the bodies upon which his new wealth rests. A year passes and he hasn’t touched the money – even oddly reverting to old patterns of asking for loans to get by. It might be late to be so concerned about the moral questions surrounding the games now – the long and short of it is he won and his life has changed.

Later, he is shocked to find out that the “gganbu” who had to be killed after losing to him in a game of marbles, was never really killed.

In a shocking plot twist that changes everything – he also finds out that the old man is in fact the creator of the games! Finding him in a medical bed after receiving a mysterious invite to the location, Gi-hun discovers that the man’s real name is Oh Il-nam, an obscenely rich fella who created the games in 1988 (the same year Korea hosted the Olympics for the first time) purely for their entertainment. We already know by now that ‘the VIPs’ are a bunch of morally bankrupt elites who find pleasure in watching the poor masses slaughtering each other for money in a broken system. Where have we heard that before?

Although his participation in the games as player 001 was a farce, what he told Gi-hun back then, that he had a brain tumour, had been true. And of course, he challenged him to another sick game. A man had been freezing to death on a street pavement, and Oh Il-nam challenged Gi-hun to guess to bet on the odds that someone who help him when the clock strikes 00:00 at midnight. As Gi-hun wins, Oh Il-nam dies.

We assume this marks the end of the games. However later in the episode, Gi-hun sees the man who recruited him doing it to someone else. He runs to stop what is happening, but arrives at the exact scene late, the train has already taken off. Later on the way to boarding a flight, he turns and calls a number. “I can’t forgive you for everything you’re doing,” he tells ta man we assume to be In-ho. He turns back, clearly about to begin his new mission.

What we know now, is that Oh Il-nam created the games to tickle the sick tastes of his sick rich network. But he is now dead. Who is now behind the games? This, and Gi-hun’s passionate manifesto, are strong indications that next season of the series is already shaping up to a different arc. It’s his final transformation, and he is ready to take down the operation and those behind it. He won’t allow people to be “horses” for the entertainment of wealthy elites.

We know that In-ho shot Jun-ho in a bid to stop him from alerting the police about the games. The signal was bad, delaying the delivering of the evidence Jun-ho had been trying to send in several texts, right up to the moment the moment he plunged from a cliff and hit the water. What we don’t know is whether the messages were really not delivered. There’s also no conclusive evidence that Jun-ho is dead.

Potentially, the biggest lesson from season one is that our relentless pursuit for material success in a punishing money system kills us.

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First Look at HBO’s Game of Thrones Spin-Off ‘House of The Dragon’

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Things look promising for HBO’s upcoming drama series, The House of Dragon. The highly buzzed Games of Thrones prequel’s first visual teaser has been met with much fanfare, raking in more than 8,6 million views on Youtube within two days of its arrival.

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First reactions and buzz around the epic teaser have been strong indications that the series, slated to premiere in 2022, is off to a good start despite the infamous final season slump suffered by G.O.T. And it could mean that maybe, just maybe,  the world ready to let old baggage go.

The House of Dragon, created by an entire different team, will arrive about three years since the cold winter. The cast includes Matt Smith, Paddy Considine and Sonoya Mizuno who will be bringing to life a different era of Westeros.

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Midnight Mass is Creepy With A Dark Subtext and You Need To See it

‘God’s angel’ had sinister plans for the town.

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The reign of terror plunges a small and quiet town to ashes when the arrival of a charismatic yet mysterious priest coincides with the return of a disgraced young man who has just been released from prison.

While Riley (Zach Gilford) initially finds that Crockett Island and its 127 residents – along with his childhood sweetheart Erin (Kate Siegel) – still conduct a mundane existence, Pastor Paul (Hamish Linklater) soon changes that.

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“The LORD’s angel”‘s life giving blood comes scams locals into horrible mistakes on Midnight Mass.

When the island’s much loved Roman Catholic senior priest takes a trip to the pilgrimage and never comes back, an energetic new priest takes his place at the Holy Land church. And while his arrival brings with it a new wave of spiritual revival amongst the island community, something sinister begins to haunt the town.

With each episode, the esoteric occult that powers Paul’s ability to perform astounding miracles and mesmerise the islanders, slowly gains dominion over the unsuspecting community. Instead, they begin taking up a renewed interest in the church as word of mouth spreads about the signs and wonders. Much like Jesus Christ was able to draw crowds wherever he went, the appearance of Paul’s supernatural power is able to attract even those who’d remained sceptics their lives.

It’s the blending of the sacred and the sinister. The taking of communion that has been contaminated with demonic blood, which functions as the miracle drug promising eternal life.

We soon find out the miracles come at an unthinkable cost.

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