Anh Does Vietnam

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Anh Does Vietnam debuts with ratings win for Channel Seven

Australia has a new comedy TV star.

Anh Do’s Anh Does Vietnam scored a massive ratings win for Channel 7 last night.

The celebrated stand-up comedian’s humorous travel show grabbed a whopping 1.678 million viewers nationally.

Anh Does Vietnam crushed rivals 60 Minutes (1.251 million viewers) and Julian Assange: The Real Story (711,000).

“This is an out-of-the box result,” media analyst Steve Allen says.

“There is no question that Anh is now a major asset for Seven.”

Vietnamese-born Do is the author of award-winning autobiography The Happiest Refugee, which chronicled his journey, by boat, to Australia as a child.

The 2-part Anh Does Vietnam, which continues next Sunday, saw Do returning to Vietnam to re-discover the land of his birth.

Do has built a popular following with guest appearances on Thank God You’re Here and Good News Week.

He was the runner-up on Dancing with the Stars in 2007.