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Kirsten Drysdale to bring a few laughs back to 7:30 on ABC - @KirstenDrysdale

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    Kirsten Drysdale  image - supplied/ABC

 Kirsten Drysdale
image - supplied/ABC

It may have axed The Roast last week but it appears the ABC is still interested in providing comedy at 7:30pm with the announcement Kirsten Drysdale is joining the 7:30 program.

After years of researching, writing and reporting for acclaimed ABC programs such as The Checkout, Hungry Beast, Gruen Transfer and The Hamster Wheel,  Kirsten Drysdale joins 7.30 tonight. 

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be working at 7.30,” Kirsten said.

“It’s my dream job, I hope I can meet the program’s high journalistic standards and only resort to silly costumes in extreme circumstances.”

Kirsten is expected to also remain apart of The Checkout team in 2015 with that program looking likely to survive the current round of ABC cost-cutting.

Kirsten is renowned for her quirky take on serious subjects.

And tonight she turns her unique talents to the much anticipated “shirt-fronting” prize-fight between Prime Minister, Tony Abbott and Russian President, Vladimir Putin, when the pair is expected to meet today on the sidelines at the APEC summit in Beijing.

The build up has promised so much – but will the showdown match the hype?

Find out tonight on ABC at 7.30.