Just Like Mom TV Show Host Fergie Olver
Fergie Olver is a retired game show host and sportscaster from Canada. He is best known for co-hosting the children’s game show Just Like Mom with his wife Catherine Swing in the 1980s and his work for the Toronto Blue Jays as a broadcaster and dugout reporter. This controversial host hosted a children’s game show,’ Just Like Mom,’ on Canadian TV in the 1980s. The program’s purpose was through question and answer sessions to find out which child and mother knew each other best. With his wife, Catherine Swing, Fergie co-hosted the show and was introduced by one of their daughters. Also involved in the show were their daughters, Emily and Alison. While it was legal in Canada, Fergie was criticized by critics and television audiences for forcing underage girls into giving him kisses.
Fergie Olver – Background
Not much about the early life and family history of Fergie Olver is known. He began watching TV at the age of five, particularly game shows with his mother, who had a dream of competing in one. Fergie spent his childhood in Moose Jaw, where his parents raised him. He graduated from Moose Jaw High School, where he played tennis as well. After that, he did not attend college. A native of Moose Jaw, he got married in 1986 to Susan Wheeler. He was married to Catherine Swing before this. He’s got, three kids.
Carrie Olver, his daughter, works on the shopping networks and The Weather Network. Fergie was nominated for the Ford C. Frick Award in 2004, awarded annually to a broadcaster who has made significant baseball contributions.
Fergie Olver – Career
Initially, in the minor baseball leagues, Fergie Olver tried a sports career as an outfielder, then in the semi-pro Western Baseball League with Saskatoon/Medicine Hat. He became one of the prominent faces of Canada’s Major League Baseball and participated in the old Western Major Baseball League as well. Olver switched from sports to broadcasting in the 1960s and started a new career in Moose Jaw/Regina. He became a part of CFCF-TV in Montreal in 1969 and later relocated to Toronto’s CFTO-TV.
In 1981, as a broadcaster and dugout reporter, he joined the Toronto Blue Jays baseball crew and worked in this role until 1996. He experienced all of their glory days, including winning the World Series titles in 1992 and 1993, after joining the Blue Jays in their early years. On CTV, TSN, and BBS networks, he covered their games as well. He was the star in the 1971 film ‘Face-Off’ as a press member where he covered a hockey team. From his second season, Fergie joined the Canadian television game show ‘Just Like Mom.’ In the first season, Stephen Young hosted the program, which aired from 1980 to 1985 on CTV. His stint on the show was somewhat controversial since many television critics considered his actions with the young female participants to be inappropriate.
Fergie Olver – Marriage and Love Life
In the early 60s, Fergie met Catherine Swing, they got married in 1970, and they went on to host the “Just Like Mom” game show together in 1980, which also included their two daughters named Carrie and Emily. The marriage lasted until 1985 when they split because Fergie’s part seems to be unfaithfulness.
Catherine Swing is a TV personality, actress, producer, and in 1978 she was also Miss Canada-she is known for acting in movies such as “Katts and Dog” in 1989, “Forever Knight” in 1992, and from 1996 to 1998 for playing in The Outer Limits” TV series.
Carrie Olver, the daughter of Fergie and Catherine, is a TV journalist operating for The Weather Network and can also occasionally appear on shopping channels. In 1986, Fergie married Susan Wheeler, with whom he has been ever since. They have a daughter named Allison.
Fergie Olver – Trivia
Fergie’s number one passion is the baseball he played during his high school years, though during those four years, he also played football and soccer. Two of his favorite movies are “Gone in 60 Seconds” and “Mr. He is a fan of the film industry, with his favorite actor and actress being Nicholas Cage and Angelina Jolie.” Oh, and Mrs. Smith.
Together with his wife, he loves watching horse racing and has been gambling a little over the years, mainly on horses. He is a guy with a family who likes to spend quality time with his family. Fergie’s former job as a Toronto Blue Jays sportscaster took him all over Canada, the United States, and some European nations, which is how he became interested in traveling.
He often travels with his wife Susan today-the two live together in retirement in Canada-their daughter has grown up already.
Fergie is approximately 75 years old. He has grey hair, and brown eyes, is 5ft 11ins (1.8m) tall, and weighs about 78kgs (172lbs), with an estimated net worth of over $1.4 million.