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ET CANADA'S SANGITA PATEL PROMOTED TO HOST ALONGSIDE CHERYL HICKEY AHEAD OF SEASON 18 PREMIERE THIS FALL ON GLOBAL

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TORONTO, Aug. 18, 2022 /CNW/ - ET Canada is proud to announce that Sangita Patelhas been promoted to host, after ten seasons as a reporter on the Canadian Screen Award winning entertainment news program. Patel will now help lead the nightly broadcast alongside longtime host Cheryl Hickey, when ET Canada's 18th season premieres Monday, September 12on Global.

ET Canada co-hosts (from left) Sangita Patel and Cheryl Hickey (CNW Group/Corus Entertainment Inc.)

"It's been an incredible journey to be part of ET Canada for the past 10 years, bringing the best in entertainment to our viewers," stated Patel. "I am honoured to be joining the one and only Cheryl Hickey as co-host, the first time that two women will be hosting together. It's going to be an amazing ride!"

"It is so empowering to have our show back with two hosts, and leading the way into Season 18 with Sangita," exclaimed Hickey. "This is an important time for all of us at ET Canada, and I am excited for what the future holds!"

Since joining ET Canada, Patel has been delivering entertainment news headlines to viewers across the country. In 2016, she was announced as host of HGTV Canada's popular home renovation series Home to Win, garnering a Canadian Screen Award nomination for her hosting duties. Dedicated to utilizing her national platform to shine a light on organizations close to her heart, Patel is a supporter of Pathways to Education, Children's Wish and ONE Campaign. Most recently, she spearheaded ET Canada's HELP INDIA broadcast special when India was battling the nation's worst COVID-19 crisis, bringing together some of the biggest names in entertainment to help raise over $135,000 for the Humanitarian Coalition's emergency response efforts.

"Whether she is laughing with Julia Roberts, on the beach with Dwayne Johnson, or broadcasting from an aircraft carrier with Tom Cruise, Sangita's energetic yet thoughtful interviews are what makes her an incredible talent and an immeasurable asset to ET Canada," stated executive producer John Kampilis. "We are thrilled to have Sangita hosting alongside Cheryl [Hickey], and have this unstoppable duo lead the show into our 18th season, this fall!"

ET Canada airs weeknights at 7:30 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT on Global. For up-to-the-moment entertainment news, celebrity interviews and more, visit etcanada.com, and stream ET Canada live and on demand with STACKTV and the Global TV App.

Global is a Corus Entertainment Network and is available through all major TV distributors, including: Shaw, Shaw Direct, Rogers, Bell, Videotron, Telus, Cogeco, Eastlink, SaskTel and the new STACKTV, streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video Channels. The Global TV App is available on iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku streaming players, Roku TV™ models and at watch.globaltv.com.

About ET Canada

Entertainment Tonight Canada is a Canadian Screen Award-winning, nationally syndicated entertainment news program hosted by Cheryl Hickey and Sangita Patel. Along with Carlos Bustamante, Morgan Hoffman and Los Angeles reporter Keshia Chanté, ET Canada brings viewers closer to the stars with exclusive interviews and specials with the biggest celebrities in Hollywood.

About Corus Entertainment

Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. Engaging audiences since 1999, the company's portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 33 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital and streaming assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is an internationally-renowned content creator and distributor through Nelvana, a world class animation studio expert in all formats and Corus Studios, a globally recognized producer of hit scripted and unscripted content. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada, leading 2D animation software supplier Toon Boom and children's book publishing house, Kids Can Press. Corus' roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, Magnolia Network Canada, The HISTORY® Channel, Showcase, Adult Swim, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX, along with broadly distributed Canadian streaming platforms STACKTV, Nick+, the Global TV App and Curiouscast. For more information visit www.corusent.com.

ET Canada (CNW Group/Corus Entertainment Inc.)

SOURCE Corus Entertainment Inc.

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