“There is an old showbiz saying which warns never to work with animals or children,” says HRH The Prince of Wales.
“But nobody prepared me for Molly Meldrum.”
Prince Charles shows his funny side with this cheeky tribute to Molly and Countdown ahead of its 40th birthday. The moment is now part of Australian television history.
This scene will air in the upcoming ABC special.
“We’re absolutely thrilled His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has taken time out from his Royal duties to help us celebrate Countdown’s birthday with us. His sketch highlights HRH’s keen sense of humour and the obvious affection he has for Molly and Countdown,” says ABC Director of Television, Richard Finlayson.
In hindsight, the original footage was very special and often funny. We hope this clip becomes as treasured as the original.”
Countdown: Do Yourself a Favour
Part 1 airs Sunday 16 November at 7:40pm on ABC
Part 2 airs Sunday 23 November at 7:40pm on ABC