It’s now clear that Wednesday’s final is merely a clip show.
It might have been nice if this was evident in the original ABC Guide that was sent out. TV Tonight also spoke with one of the show’s guests who confirmed he hadn’t filmed anything recently.
The show is ranking as the second highest programme on TV Tonight’s own reader poll for exciting, upcoming events. No doubt that was based on the assumption that this was actually a fresh show.
There appear to be some outtakes, but that’s about it.
Here is the updated blurb as listed by the ABC website:
Brace yourself for the Best of Spicks & Specks from 2007. All your favourite bits back by popular demand, plus a bunch of golden moments that never made it to air.
Featuring David O’Doherty’s original song ‘Very Mild Superpowers’, the story behind Anthony Callea’s traffic stopping behaviour, a spicy I’ll Jumble For Ya, Denise Scott singing Oklahoma and Richard Gill chinking imaginary cocktails. Add to the mix the Oompah Loompah band, an Elvis sandwich creation and impersonator, the year’s most popular closing performance by unusualist Raymond Crowe… and a montage of many more incredible moments!
The show will be recording a Christmas Special before the year ends. Apparently that’s 100% new.