A typical Aussie and all round great bloke, Gus Worland is living the dream of every cricket tragic. He turned his passion for cricket into a television show when he co-created and starred in Foxtel's An Aussie Goes series with his best mate Hugh Jackman.
Worland is a 46-year-old sporting tragic. He has been married for 14 years and has three kids. Women want him to meet their mothers and blokes want to be him … Gus just wants to shout them all a beer.
With talents across all forms of media, Worland took up the role of co-host of Triple M's breakfast show The Grill Team in 2009. In two years on-air, The Grill Team doubled their ratings for this time slot and are now more popular than ever. Worland was awarded Best On Air Newcomer at the 2010 Australian Commercial Radio Awards.
TV: Before Worland took to breakfast radio, he took the first step in his rise to stardom in 2006 when he made An Aussie Goes Barmy. His mission was to follow the Barmy Army from England to Australia for all five test matches. He infiltrated the group, found and befriended the colourful characters and discovered, along with the audience, what makes these fans turn from everyday people into ranting, raving, singing lunatics.
i>An Aussie Goes Barmy was so successful that Foxtel immediately signed Worland up for his next hit, An Aussie Goes Bolly. Worland shared his journey through India, braving the local vindaloo, shedding a few kilos and experiencing cricket through Indian eyes. Audiences lapped it up. An Aussie Goes Bolly was the second highest rated show ever on Foxtel.
In the third instalment of the series, Worland got his groove on in the West Indies for An Aussie Goes Calypso, which was aired on Fox 8 in December 2008. Immediately slipping into calypso time, he cleverly shows the burning desire behind the locals’ relaxed ‘ganga’ vibe. Gus travelled to Delhi with Foxtel to cover the 2010 Commonwealth Games and to London in 2012 to cover the London Olympics.
In 2014, Gus starred in his own television series, Marathon Man, for Foxtel. Marathon Man follows his journey from being clinically obese to becoming a lean, mean marathon machine. His goal: to compete in the New York Marathon.