Following on from TV Tonight’s story about Daryl Somers’ possible return to Nine (which was also picked up by the Courier Mail), today there is news he will host a “Best of” Hey Hey specials for Nine.
The Sunday Herald Sun notes that Somers was being courted by Foxtel to host a reunion special. But he turned it down after meeting Nine boss David Gyngell on Wednesday.
While no deal has been signed, it is believed the specials are being considered for Nine’s line-up next year.
Nine apparently heard of the Foxtel proposal and contacted Somers to entice him back.
Looking backwards with Somers would be an effective, and economic way to capitalise on Somers and Hey Hey nostalgia for possibly the same ratings as the expensive, risky move of producing a new version.
Nine yesterday issued a “no comment” statement when asked about Somers’ possible return.
Source: Sunday Herald Sun