News Corp has reported Jo Beth Taylor has been erased from the Hey Hey it’s Saturday website as “payback” for her comments about Daryl Somers ego.
Taylor does not appear under the Cast list alongside former co-hosts Jacki MacDonald and Livinia Nixon.
But a Nine spokesperson denied Taylor was ever included in the show’s long cavalcade of favourite faces.
“Daryl wants to assure you that there is absolutely no weight behind the idea that anyone has been intentionally snubbed or removed from the Hey Hey website,” the spokesperson said.
“Jo Beth was never on the cast page and has certainly not been removed. Only the longest running cast members are on there. You’ll notice Denise Drysdale isn’t there. Nor is Raymond J Bartholomeuz, Shane Bourne, Marty Fields, Trevor Marmalade, Rhonda Burchmore, Melissa Hannon and numerous other regulars over the many years of the show.”
TV Tonight understands the site was created to time with the 2009 Reunion shows, which did not feature Jo Beth Taylor. She appeared in the 2010 series revival.
One photo of Taylor also appears on the site, with Somers and Plucka Duck (pictured), contrary to the suggestion her image had also been erased.
Both Somers and Taylor are understood to have chatted in the last week.
You’re Back in the Room is meanwhile generating considerable chatter during its 5 episode run on Sunday nights.