The Demise Of Television's Golden Boy
Woman's Day Australia|February 15, 2021
A troubled Andrew O’Keefe is dropped by Seven amid a shock arrest

Andrew O’Keefe was once seen as Seven’s secret weapon, a revered talent whose multifaceted experience saw him able to slip onto any show – be it morning news program Weekend Sunrise or game shows, including the much-loved Deal Or No Deal and The Chase Australia – with effortless charm.

However, after a string of controversies, including a recent severe allegation against him, Andrew’s star has plummeted from headlining host to headline grabber.

Last week, the 49-year-old son of the late Justice of NSW Supreme Court Barry O’Keefe was accused of allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, Sydney doctor Orly Lavee, 41.

A Seven spokesperson has confirmed it happened after Andrew had been dropped from the network. “Seven is obviously very concerned to read the reports regarding Andrew O’Keefe. We have had a 17-year relationship with Andrew across a number of programs, although he is no longer with the network.

“As this is a police matter before the courts, we cannot comment further.”

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