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Retro is a big thing now!’, He paused – clearly reflecting on a career that started on New Faces in 1968 – and said: ‘You realise how it really is like another lifetime ago, isn’t it?’, ‘Back then, talent was a prerequisite, but it’s not exactly like that nowadays.’, Reflection: He paused – clearly reflecting on a career that started on New Faces in 1968 – and said: ‘You realise how it really is like another lifetime ago, isn’t it?’, (function() { var _fbq = window._fbq || (window._fbq = []); if (!_fbq.loaded) { var fbds = document.createElement('script'); fbds.async = true; fbds.src = "http://connect.facebook.net/en_US/fbds.js"; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(fbds, s); _fbq.loaded = true; } _fbq.push(['addPixelId', '1401367413466420']); })(); window._fbq = window._fbq || []; window._fbq.push(["track", "PixelInitialized", {}]); It remained on Saturday night for the rest of its run, but moved to the 6:30 time-slot in 1985 and eventually also reverted to the name Hey Hey It's Saturday. In 2018, Somers was honoured by Australia Post by having his portrait featured on a series of postage stamps. ‘Before we all [John Blackman, 70, Livinia Nixon, Russell Gilbert, 58, Red Symons, 69, Wilbur Wilde, 62 Molly Meldrum, 75] get too old to come back and do it we might do something, because it was fun it was stimulating for us to do.’, Daryl come back! The show opened to strong ratings, but attracted heavy criticism due to a perception its content was low-brow and low quality. Still, humble Daryl didn’t really feel as if he deserved Australia Post’s praise, despite being an eight-time Logie winner. CONTACT US He has been host five times (1988, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998) and co-host in 2006. ‘The last decade’: ‘Over the last decade I’ve been digitising all the analogue material so we can put it up on that site, so people can relive memories of the show,’ he said in April (pictured with a fan in 2018). In October 2015, it was announced that Somers would return to the Nine Network to host an Australian version of the British hypnotism game show, You're Back in the Room in 2016. These days Daryl runs Heyhey.tv, a ‘very popular’ subscription-based website that posts weekly footage from the Hey Hey It’s Saturday archives. ‘I honestly can’t say we would be back on free to air but there might be something that happens online because I’ve always had a really strong relationship with the audience. In 1980, Daryl replaced Tony Barber on the quiz show Family Feud, and hosted the program for three years and 713 episodes. Your contribution is much appreciated! Recently Passed Away Celebrities and Famous People. Originally created as a Saturday morning children's cartoon show, the program gradually expanded in both size and scope. What happened to Daryl Somers? (1981), "Don't Want To Share Your Love"/"You Look Just Like A Heartache To Me" (1985), Most Popular Light Entertainment / Comedy Personality – once (1990), Most Popular Light Entertainment Personality – four times (1993, 1995, 1996, 1997), Most Popular Comedy Personality – once (1995), Gold Logie – 12 times (1984-5, 1987–8, 1990–1, 1993–8), Most Popular Light Entertainment Personality – once (1994), Most Popular Comedy Personality – once (1997), This page was last edited on 26 October 2020, at 04:16. In recent years, Daryl has kept quieter than most of his living legend contemporaries including Bert Newton, Molly Meldrum and Kerri-Anne Kennerley. Later that year, on 9 October 1971, Hey Hey It's Saturday started. [8] Also in 1983, Somers was crowned King of Moomba with Edna Everage as his Court Jester. ‘It was living on the edge. In June 1982, he was given his own night-time TV variety show – without Ossie – in the style of The Don Lane Show aptly named The Daryl Somers Show, which ran for 18 months. When 3AW asked about the chances of a Hey Hey revival in April, Daryl noted: ‘We have over half a million people on the Facebook page asking that exact question, Will they? The content published on this site can be found on several other websites. A drummer, he joined a group playing music in the style of Herb Alpert which began under the name "Pasquale and his Mexican Rhythm". (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); EXPRESS DIGEST When Sylvester Stallone came on the show he was one of the only American artists who got it,’ Daryl said. All media is hosted elsewhere and sourced from third-party websites such as BBC, CNN, Reuters, DailyMail, NYtimes, Wikipedia, YouTube, etc. The three-time Gold Logie winner and beloved Hey Hey It’s Saturday star had a successful television career spanning 50 years, but hasn’t been seen since 2016. Somers still ran Hey, Hey during this time. Hilarious moment six-month-old baby tries to copy his father’s beatboxing, Macron calls for strengthening of border controls in EU’s Schengen zone, Formula One announces first ever Saudi Arabian Grand Prix from 2021, After an ‘unbeaten’ run of 159 matches, Mark Lawrenson FINALLY predicts Liverpool to lose a PL game, Strictly’s Clara Amfo is ‘gutted’ there’ll be no studio audience, Self-driving air taxis inspired by a private jet would shuttle commuters in a post-pandemic world, Boohoo director says none of the firm’s suppliers are linked to Uighur Muslim labour camp region, Contact us for more information or advertising. It was axed after five episodes. What’s he up to? His audition consisted of him doing an impersonation of Mr Magoo. In late 2004, Somers returned to the small screen when he made the move to sign with Nine's archrival, the Seven Network, hosting Dancing with the Stars, a live program where 10 celebrities compete each week in a dance competition. He revealed the show's return is "not out of the question" and speculated that one or two reunion specials could be made in the near future. Axed: The show opened to strong ratings, but attracted heavy criticism due to a perception its content was low-brow and low quality. However, there was one serious flaw that finally beat us. Coincidentally, his last public appearance was at Australia Post’s Living Legends 2018 awards, where himself, Bert, Kerri-Anne, Ray Martin and Denise Drysdale all received commemorative stamp collections. Any queries or concerns regarding copyright violations should be directed to the website(s) hosting the material in question. The specials rated extremely well for Channel Nine (2.6 and 2.3 million respectively), but attracted international controversy after a Red Faces segment featured five men impersonating the Jackson 5, in full blackface. [2], Somers lived in the Melbourne suburb of Prahran and was educated at the Christian Brothers College, St. Kilda. Somers had another year off television duties in 2008. Somers at first co-hosted with footballer Peter McKenna, but eight weeks later, his co-host became the pink hand-puppet Ossie Ostrich, which was operated by former In Melbourne Tonight staff writer Ernie Carroll. When 3AW asked about the chances of a Hey Hey revival in April, Daryl noted: ‘We have over half a million people on the Facebook page asking that exact question. Get access to daily news, politics, business, finance, science, technology, sport, travel, and much more. He rose to national fame as the host and executive producer of the long-running comedy-variety program Hey Hey It's Saturday and continued his television celebrity and status as host of the live-performance program Dancing with the Stars.

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