The Chase Australia’s ‘The Shark’ lists Essendon townhouse paid for with game show prize

Brydon Coverdale is looking to sell up in Essendon.

An Essendon townhouse The Chase Australia’s Brydon Coverdale paid off with winnings from another game show is set to welcome a new contestant.

Mr Coverdale — aka The Shark — and his partner, Zoe, paid $560,000 for 4/8 Kendall St in 2011 as first-home buyers.

He then went on to appear on Million Dollar Minute, walking away with $300,000 — enough to cover the mortgage.

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Brydon Coverdale was a cricket journalist with a mortgage when he won Million Dollar Minute.

Brydon Coverdale won a cool $300,000 on Million Dollar Minute.

The couple’s Essendon townhouse has price aims of $730,000-$780,000.

“It was really amazing to be able to do that at that stage of our lives,” Mr Coverdale said.

“That show also kind of led to (me becoming a ‘Chaser’ on) The Chase. It was a good little period of my life.”

The three-bedroom townhouse is now set to be auctioned on June 13 with a $730,000-$780,000 price guide.

Mr Coverdale, a former cricket journalist, said he’d always loved quiz shows and had jumped at the opportunity to become a fixture of the popular program hosted by Andrew O’Keefe.

“It’s just got a lot of fun elements — the host, the contestant and the Chaser, who is the quiz pro the contestant has to beat,” he said.

“It’s a fun three-way dynamic where we’re the villains in the contestant’s mind.

“It’s great to be part of that show — I couldn’t believe such a job existed.”

The couple welcomed two kids while living at the Essendon townhouse.

One of two bathrooms at the site.

Supplied Entertainment THE Chase Australia stars Issa Schultz, Matt Parkinson, Mark Labbett (centre), Brydon Coverdale a

The Chase Australia stars Issa Schultz, Matt Parkinson, Mark Labbett, Brydon Coverdale and Anne Hegerty.

Mr Coverdale’s game-show resume also includes Sale of the Century, Deal or No Deal, The Weakest Link, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and Wheel of Fortune.

After the arrival of their two children, he and Zoe upsized to the eastern suburbs to be closer to family.

“We held on to the Essendon place to see what would happen. But in the end, we just decided the time was right to let it go,” Mr Cloverdale said.

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“It’s a shame to say goodbye to the place; we really do love that area.”

The townhouse features split-level entertaining spaces with tall timber-lined ceilings, plus a double carport.

Split-level living breaks up the home.

Exposed brick and timber ceiling panels feature through the townhouse.

Nelson Alexander Essendon agent Matthew Febey expected the property to appeal to young couples and professionals.

“Because it’s an older build, there’s a fair bit of size,” Mr Febey said.

“There are a few investors sniffing around, but the majority of buyers are owner-occupiers.”

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