The ABC has also continued its commitment to documentaries and serious programming with a new two part documentary hosted by investigative journalist Sarah Ferguson called No Excuses! With Sarah Ferguson, which will see her immersed in a women’s refuge to shine a light on the hidden world of domestic violence.

The decision to give Ferguson her own show comes after strong run on the ABC’s 7.30 program as a fill in her for Leigh Sales. Asked if the ABC felt pressure to find her own program Finlayson said:  “The only pressure we felt is that we really wanted to use Sarah’s incredible talents as best we can. We asked her to have a think about what she wanted to do and she came up with this incredible concept.

“It required a high degree of immersion and involvement from her.”

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