The Working Dog-produced show saw celebrities sharing photos and memories of their past. After Anh Do told his remarkable story about his childhood as a refugee, Seven scored huge ratings for his Anh Does Vietnam specials.
“It was seemingly received very well, the critics loved it, people loved it, the figures were pretty good. It got moved around a bit, which was a little frustrating,” he told TV Tonight.
“I think the first episode had 1.3m people watching. But when it came time for renewing Channel Seven said no.”
Nankervis, currently appearing in the 11th season of RocKwiz on SBS, is also doing warm-up on Seven’s upcoming SlideShow.
“It’s an odd feeling doing the warm-up for a big budget Channel Seven show and there I am thinking, ‘Well. Ok. I could have been doing another show,'” he says.
“But it was an incredible opportunity and I was very grateful to be in my mid-50s hosting a show.
“Had it not been well-received you’d think, ‘Oh well, we had a go.’”
Pictures of You also had a recent live run, but Nankervis isn’t sure if it may lead to a revival on another network.
“We did it as a live show for the Comedy Festival and it was really great. So who knows?”