Returning: Wide World of Sports

After nine years off-screen Nine’s Wide World of Sports returns to Channel Nine at 9:30am Sunday March 16th.

Ken Sutcliffe returns to the hosting role he once had alongside Max Walker between 1989 and 1998. Now he will be joined by ‘revolving’ co-hosts including Adam Gilchrist, James Brayshaw, Nicole Livingstone, Giaan Rooney, and Michael Slater. Brayshaw joins for the first episode which launches 30 minutes before Seven’s new AFL Game Day.

Nine will also be airing the Olympic team swimming trials over the Easter non-ratings period.

Thankfully, Nine has retained the WWOS theme tune too.

Press Release:

It is great to have an old friend back as the weekly Wide World Of Sports returns after a nine-year absence, promising all the usual irreverence and fun that viewers came to love, every Sunday morning at 9.30am from March 16, on the Nine Network.

Hosting Wide World Of Sports is one of television’s most seasoned and versatile sports presenters, Ken Sutcliffe, who hosted the program from 1989 through to 1998 when Max Walker joined him in the hot-seat.

Sutcliffe will be joined throughout the year by sporting co-hosts on the WWOS team, with Nine’s latest star signing Adam Gilchrist, James Brayshaw, Nicole Livingstone, Giaan Rooney, and Michael Slater in the revolving line-up.

Kicking off the first show back on Sunday, March 16, Sutcliffe will pair up with Brayshaw to bring viewers the latest in overnight sport, plus all the features and profiles that WWOS was famous for in its heyday.

First show guests will include Michael Slater live from Melbourne , where he is in a Celebrity Formula One Grand Prix race. Viewers can also expect to see Billy Brownless, Giaan Rooney, Phil Gould, Matthew Johns, Nicole Livingstone and Tony Jones

WWOS will preview the upcoming Olympic team swimming trials and the show will feature a special by Tim Sheridan on Australia’s newest world record holder, Eamon Sullivan. WWOS also takes time out with world surfing champion Stephanie Gilmore, and world indoor athletics champion Tamsyn Lewis joins us live in studio.

The show will look at all the latest sports news, updates, results and issues that have arisen in week in the world of sport. There will also be plenty of old WWOS action and clips blasting in from the past – who could forget Brian Meeker, “The Vault Man”, who we all watched week-in-week-out smash into the vault.

And of course the heralded WWOS signature theme tune is back too.


  1. Francis Joseph Noble

    Could you please get some of the captions changed on the live cricket.
    Leads by should be lead by.
    Trails by should be trail by.
    Needs should just be need.
    Thank you. Frank Noble

  2. Man it was great to see the return of Wide World of Sports this morning. Since Seven axed Sportsworld, there has been lacking a great Sunday morning sports show. Ken and boys looked right at home and I am really looking forward now to every Sunday. Thank you Nine for bring back this wonderful program.

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