Weekend Today‘s Lauren Phillips managed a coup when she surprised hosts Richard Wilkins & Rebecca Maddern with a surprise appearance from Chris Hemsworth.
Thor even gave an impromptu weather report, from a field in Scone NSW.
The downside to the story was plans to film some young cheerleaders from Ballina was shelved when the crew could not make it in time.
“They say they will reschedule but I don’t think that will happen,” Kev Graham, father of two cheerleaders, told news.com.au.
“I understand that Chris is the golden ticket for ratings but I think most families that watch Today would have loved watching the athletes show off their sport.
“For some families it would even be an introduction to competitive cheerleading in Australia.”
Nine declined to comment.