NSW Premier Mike Baird will appoint Fran Drescher, the star of hit TV show ‘The Nanny’, as the Governor of NSW, reflecting the state’s new branding as The Nanny State.
Fran Drescher, who played Fran Fine as “The Nanny” between 1993 and 1999 on the CBS Television program, will take up the post in October.
The state government is understood to have conducted an international search for the right candidate who would “reflect the brand and values of the modern New South Wales.”
“The branding was very important to us,” a member of the Premier’s advisory team told Broken News. “People joke about New South Wales being The Nanny State, but it’s a tag we are extremely proud of and that the Baird government has worked very hard to earn.”
“You can’t go to a bottle-o after ten. You can’t race a greyhound. You can’t go clubbing in Kings Cross. These are all things that the State government is very proud of and worked very hard to achieve. We don’t deny that we have become The Nanny State and we want the rest of Australia to know it.”
The government is expected to officially announce Fran Drescher’s appointment in coming days, but Broken News has received an exclusive background briefing on her selection.
“The Nanny TV show holds a special place in all of our hearts,” one of the Premier’s advisors told Broken News. It won an Emmy award, and we couldn’t think of anyone who better represents The Nanny State that New South Wales is trying to become.”
Broken News understands that in the end, the selection process came down to two candidates: Fran Drescher and Jo Frost, who is the British star of hit TV program SuperNanny.
In the end, government officials felt that Drescher’s shrill voice and recognisable personality made her a much better fit.
Fran Drescher could not be contacted for comment.