Updated: Nine has since advised two pilots were shot with both Jules Lund & Bert Newton, but there are no guarantees it will be approved for production, despite the fact it was flagged by Nine at the end of 2008.
Originally, it was promised as a show to be hosted by Bert Newton, but When I Grow Up may be hosted by Nine’s Jules Lund.
The show will look at life through a child’s eyes. Described as “fun, family entertainment that empowers kids and captures the enthusiasm, wonder and hilarity of how they view the world,” it is due to screen on Nine later this year.
It captures children’s reactions to a number of kiddie-like challenges, including cake decorating and packing eggs on an assembly line (it looks very similar to the famous chocolate assembly line that stumped Lucille Ball).
Newton was originally announced with the show earlier this year, but perhaps his work commitments, particularly with the musical Wicked, put an end to that.
Other celebs will appear on the show too, including Deni Hines and Barry Crocker.
Lund currently hosts Australia’s Perfect Couple -maybe he’s turning into the new Bert?