Airdate: Room 101



SBS has rescheduled its new entertainment series, Room 101, hosted by Paul McDermott.

Originally due to screen in February, it will now premiere in July replacing RocKwiz.

Based on a UK format the series sees McDermott chatting with celebrities about their five pet hates.

The show kicks off with a double episode featuring Julia Zemiro and HG Nelson.

Ray Martin hates small dogs; HG Nelson has issues with awarding anyone 4th place; Julia Morris does not like other people’s children; small plastic toys genuinely cause Dave Hughes great pain; Noni Hazlehurst is not a fan of the comb-over and Matt Preston has a real aversion to muffins.

Accomplished writer, performer, and television presenter Paul McDermott understands that sometimes the big picture is overrated and sweating over the small stuff cannot be helped. Each week in this new weekly series, well-known celebrities choose five pet hates – things that really wind them up in everyday life – in the hope that Paul will banish them into the Room 101 vault forever, never to trouble them again.

Produced by Matchbox Pictures (The Slap, Devil’s Playground, Real Housewives of Melbourne), and filmed in front of a studio audience, Room 101 sees Paul draw unique insights from a strong mix of familiar Australian faces including, Julia Zemiro, HG Nelson, Julia Morris, Dave Hughes, Ray Martin, Matt Preston, Noni Hazlehurst, Vince Colosimo, Poh Ling Yeow and Nazeem Hussain uncovering new facets of their personalities and lives.

But for these celebrities to banish their pet peeves for all eternity into the Room 101 vault (named after the place in George Orwell’s landmark novel 1984), they must first make a strong enough case for their expulsion to convince Paul.


Saturday 11 July at 8.30pm on SBS ONE.


  1. Meh. Does anyone, let alone SBS, need to waste their money on another one of these silly shows, produced by NBCUNI?

    We’d all rather have more new RocKwiz episodes please.

  2. Oh dear. The UK version is at best watchable if there’s nothing else on and this is with the very talented Frank Skinner in the chair. I can’t see this working except as an example of when no to import an overseas format.

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