As Australians continue to mourn the loss of showbiz icon Bert Newton, more details surrounding his state funeral service have come to light, including how to watch the ceremony.
Bert will be given his official send off on Friday November 12th at 10am at St Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne.
There is cap of 500 guests, and the Mass will also be live streamed and shown on screens at Federation Square.
The funeral will be shown on Channel 10 along with "a very special edition" of morning show Studio 10 from 8am.
"Join us for a very special edition of Studio 10 Friday, Nov 12, as we celebrate the life of Bert Newton with golden moments from the Channel 10 archive, memories from his friends and co-stars, and his state funeral live," a statement read via the official Studio 10 Instagram account.
Aussies can also tune in on Channel 7 and 7plus, with special live coverage of the service to begin from 9.15am AEDT. A special edition of Seven's Morning News will immediately follow the service, featuring the poignant highlights from the funeral.
The Morning Show's Kylie Gillies and Larry Emdur will co-anchor Seven's broadcast from outside St Patrick's Cathedral.
Channel Nine and 9Now will also broadcast the funeral from 9.30am where Tony Jones and Alicia Loxley will host a special presentation live from the cathedral.
It was Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews who first confirmed that Bert would be honoured with a state funeral, deeming the late performer an "icon, a larrikin and a born entertainer".
"We will all have an opportunity to honour his memory, his talent and his achievements at a state funeral," he said.
"Bert will live on in the memories of an entire generation."
News of Bert's death broke on Saturday 30th October. The 83-year-old had been battling ill health for a while and had recently had his leg amputated.
He is survived by his beloved wife Patti and two children Lauren and Matthew, the latter of whom will not be attending the service.
Patti recently cleared up any rumours of a feud between Matthew and the rest of his family, telling the Daily Mail that the New York based actor was simply not returning home for the funeral due to "logistics".
However, sources close to Matthew have since revealed to New Idea that the actor is looking to return home after the funeral when things have settled down - to avoid distracting from his father's service.
Patti, 76, also recently stoically addressed the public following her husband's death, saying his passing was "very, very devastating".
"All our hearts are breaking because he was just the most wonderful man," the 76-year-old told reporters outside her family home in Hawthorn East.
"I left at ten past seven, and I was just pulling around to come into my drive and I get the call to say he'd taken his last breath at 7.22pm.
"So I missed him, but maybe he didn't want me to be there for his last breath."
This story was originally published on our sister site, New Idea.
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