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Hey Hey It’s 100 Years: Daryl Somers is back by popular demand with a star-studded new special

The special television event will feature the original Wiggles, Delta Goodrem, Kate Ceberano and Lee Kernaghan.

By Alana Mazzoni
The 50th anniversary special of Hey Hey It's Saturday was one of the most watched television events of 2021.
Now, Daryl Somers is returning with Hey Hey It's 100 Years, an all-new celebration of the iconic, long-running variety show.
The new special is set to showcase a bevvy of stars who appeared on the original series and will also feature some of Daryl's funniest memories from much-loved segments including Red Faces and Celebrity Head.
Daryl Somers is returning with Hey Hey It's 100 Years, an all-new celebration of the iconic, long-running variety show. (Image: Seven)
The television event will play host to appearances from the original Wiggles, Delta Goodrem, Kate Ceberano, Lee Kernaghan and Tommy Emmanuel.
Daryl will also present a special Hey Hey tribute to Shane Warne and The Amazing Johnathan, who both passed away this year.
The special oddly titled Hey Hey It's 100 Years is dedicated to the late, great Ernie Carroll aka "Ossie Ostrich".
Hey Hey It's Saturday's trademark madness and mayhem was essential family viewing for an incredible 30 years, featuring some of the biggest names in show business, from Australia and overseas.
Daryl will present a special Hey Hey tribute to Shane Warne and The Amazing Johnathan. (Image: Seven)
The 50th anniversary special, Hey Hey It's 50 Years, was a television sensation and the fifth most-watched entertainment program in 2021 with a total TV audience of 2.11 million viewers.
The TV special will screen on Easter Sunday in Melbourne and Adelaide before airing in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth one week later on Sunday April 24.
In October 2021, Daryl looked back fondly on his time on the show, saying the program was initially a "babysitter" as it started out as a kids show that aired on Saturday mornings.
"We've survived all these different time spots. Normally if the show doesn't work, it's moved to another slot and then usually then drops away. In our case, we had a 14-year apprenticeship on a Saturday morning, and then moved into night time," he told News Corp.
In 1984, 13 years after first hitting TV screens, it was moved to the 9.30pm-midnight slot on Saturday nights, before eventually ending up at 6.30-8.30pm.
"And then when we got into the 90s, the show really wound up, it was at fever pitch," Daryl said.
Through the years, a bevvy of high-profile international stars appeared on the show, including Sylvester Stallone, Cate Blanchett, Madonna, Christina Applegate and Clint Eastwood.

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