Seven set to drop the balls

When Kath and Kim finishes up next week it will be replaced by the premiere of National Bingo Night.

The show hosted by Tim Campbell will premiere at 6:30pm on Sunday October 21.

Studio contestants will compete for $50,000 cash, with audience members chasing $5,000. If someone in the audience gets Bingo then the contestant loses and gets nothing.

Home viewers can compete for $10,000 via a card available in Sunday newspapers or online via Yahoo7.

The show will be taking on Nine’s new Singing Bee production and TEN’s Australian Idol.

Press Release:

Everyone get your game cards ready! NATIONAL BINGO NIGHT is rolling into Channel 7 soon and viewers are guaranteed to have a ball playing.

Never before has there been a TV game show offering so many Australians the opportunity to play and win. Hosted by Home and Away star Tim Campbell, NATIONAL BINGO NIGHT is bingo but with a twist.

Three high-action bingo games are played in each episode. A contestant will try their luck, racing against the studio audience as balls numbered from 1-75 are randomly selected from a giant bingo sphere.

Unlike the 200 audience members, contestants don’t actually have a bingo card. Instead, they participate in various games where they must guess if the next number drawn will be higher or lower than the one in play, red or black, or odd or even depending on the game.

The studio audience will track the numbers on their own bingo cards for their chance to win big and send the contestant home empty-handed. The race is on as contestants try to reach their target before anyone in the audience calls ‘Bingo!’ $50,000 cash, luxury cars and overseas trips are all up for grabs.

All the action takes place in a high-tech “Bingo Plex” arena, which is home to a massive two-and-a-half-storey, one tonne bingo sphere.

Proceedings are monitored by the Bingo Commissioner Tanny, hilariously played by comedian Tanveer Ahmed. Dressed in a black and white referee’s uniform, he checks the cards of audience members who think they have the winning numbers. If they don’t, he proclaims, “Noooooooooooo bingo!” and the studio contestant plays on.

Joining Tim as co-host is former Girlband member Renee Bargh. The talented singer/model turned TV presenter will call the bingo numbers as they drop from the bingo sphere.

The show’s contestants and studio audience aren’t the only ones who’ll have fun playing. Viewers will also be able to play along at home by downloading free game cards via

Game cards will be distributed in all News Ltd newspapers nationally on October 21 (episode 1 game card) and October 28 (episode 2 game card). With $10,000 up for grabs each week, viewers won’t be able to resist the urge to join in the fun.

NATIONAL BINGO NIGHT is a fun, truly interactive game show and host Tim Campbell invites everyone to play along for a shot to win.

“Everyone, whether it’s the contestant on stage, the studio audience or those at home, is in the game with a chance to win big,” he says. “It all comes down to luck and the bounce of the ball so anyone has the chance to win.”

It’s addictive and easy to play. Become a bingo-head when NATIONAL BINGO NIGHT premieres on Channel 7 on Sunday October 21 at 6.30pm. It’s the game the entire nation will be playing.

NATIONAL BINGO NIGHT is a Fox format produced by Fox World Australia for Channel 7.


  1. Is it me or does that not make any sense? How can it take over for Kath & Kim at 6.30, when they were on at 7.30? And if it is going to be 6.30, then it woudn’t be competing against Idol.

  2. Just makes me think of the time that Seven announced Last Chance Learners and I thought nothing could be as bad an idea as that, little did I know!

    Just for that anonymous comment above: Seven traditional demo is 50+? I think Channel nine deserves that demo with the sort of shows that they have been airing.

  3. just when you thought it couldnt get worse, it does: how can Seven even think that this shocker will even compete against Idol, let alone The Singing Bee
    and for the record, The Singing Bee was great fun….Nine’s best new series this year…i’ll continue to watch with interest

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