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Hey, Hey It’s Saturday is making a comeback to prime time Australian TV


It’s back! Hey, Hey It’s Saturday’s return to television confirmed as host Daryl Somers begins filming segments for 50th anniversary special

Hey, Hey It’s Saturday is officially returning to Aussie TV screens for a 50th anniversary show.

Host Daryl Somers, 70, has already begun filming segments for the special, which is set to air on Channel Seven.  

Somers recently reached out to fans of the beloved variety series and asked for their input on the celebratory episode. 

Returning to our screens: Hey, Hey It’s Saturday confirmed to make a come back to prime time Australian television for a 50th anniversary special. Pictured: Daryl Somers with Kylie Minogue

In a post to Twitter, he wrote: ‘One thing I realise is that pretty much from day one, a significant portion of our show was generated by you, our loyal audience. 

‘Whether through ‘What Cheeses Me Orff’, ‘Phunny Fotos’, ‘Media Watch Press’ etc, you provided us with fodder for fun.

‘It’s only appropriate to keep that going for our 50th, so time to mine your memories and get your creative juices flowing,’ he said, asking followers to shared ideas for a segment in a celebratory show.’

‘We’d love to hear from you,’ the TV host’s message said. 

'We'd love to hear from you': The 70year-old TV star has since reached out to fans of the beloved variety series for their input on the special episode

‘We’d love to hear from you’: The 70year-old TV star has since reached out to fans of the beloved variety series for their input on the special episode

For weeks there was speculation which network would broadcast the special. 

According to the Herald Sun, Channel Nine, who broadcast the program for 28 years between 1971 to 1999, rejected Somers’ pitch to air the anniversary episode. 

‘Nine says it’s not airing Hey Hey’s 50th celebration show, with TV sources saying it may find a home at Seven, where Somers hosts Dancing With The Stars,’ the publication reported.

Finding a station: Since the confirmation of the show's return, there has been speculation on which network will air the special

Finding a station: Since the confirmation of the show’s return, there has been speculation on which network will air the special

New home: Channel Nine, who most notably aired the program for 28 years between 1971 to 1999, rejected Somers' pitch to air the anniversary episode. It was later confirmed to be screening on Seven

New home: Channel Nine, who most notably aired the program for 28 years between 1971 to 1999, rejected Somers’ pitch to air the anniversary episode. It was later confirmed to be screening on Seven

It was later confirmed by TV Blackbox contributor Aaron Ryan that Channel Seven would screen the special. 

The show will most likely be pre-recorded instead of broadcasted live.

Daryl Somers presented the hit variety show from 1971 to 1999, and again in 2009 to 2010, alongside Lavinia Nixon, Jo Beth Taylor, Molly Meldrum, Red Symons, Wilbur Wilde and Russell Gilbert.

His last TV appearance was hosting the revamped Dancing With The Stars on Channel Seven with Sonia Kruger. 

Familiar faces: Daryl presented the hit variety show from 1971 to 1999, and again in 2009 to 2010, alongside Lavinia Nixon, Jo Beth Taylor, Molly Meldrum, Red Symons (pictured with guest Kylie Minogue), Wilbur Wilde and Russell Gilbert

Familiar faces: Daryl presented the hit variety show from 1971 to 1999, and again in 2009 to 2010, alongside Lavinia Nixon, Jo Beth Taylor, Molly Meldrum, Red Symons (pictured with guest Kylie Minogue), Wilbur Wilde and Russell Gilbert

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