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Troubled Toronto mayor Rob Ford and brother to host TV show

PUBLISHED : Friday, 15 November, 2013, 9:51pm
UPDATED : Friday, 15 November, 2013, 9:51pm
 

Toronto's embattled mayor Rob Ford, who saw his radio show cancelled after confessing to smoking crack, is to host a weekly television programme with his brother from Monday.

They won't be short of material, it seems.

Ford drew gasps from reporters on Thursday when he used an obscene term for female genitalia as he denied telling a staff member he wanted to have oral sex. The father of two school-age children then said he is "happily married" and used crude language to explain that he enjoys enough oral sex at home.

Ford later apologised for his remarks at a news conference.

Sun News Network announced the new TV show later on Thursday, despite the growing list and repeated instances of Ford's lewd and allegedly illegal conduct.

"Rob is like Howard Stern or Rush Limbaugh," Ford's brother Doug told Sun News Network as it announced the television show. "You just never know what he is going to say."

The Ford brothers' popular radio show The City on Newstalk 1010 ended last week amid the swirling controversies surrounding the mayor.

"We approached the Fords about hosting a show on our network," said Sun News Network vice-president Kory Teneycke. "We are delighted to announce they have agreed."

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