Stars return for 90th Good Friday Appeal

Peter Mitchell, Jane Bunn, Natalie Barr, Larry Emdur joined by Kate Ceberano, Guy Sebastian, Human Nature & Effie for GFA this Friday.

Seven Network broadcasts the 90th annual Good Friday Appeal live across Victoria from 12.00pm AEDT on Friday.

Seven has broadcast the iconic event since 1957 and this year’s event is produced by activeTV at NEP studios, after a reduced broadcast in 2020.

Sunrise and The Morning Show will kick things off, crossing to The Royal Children’s Hospital via Sam Mac and Larry Emdur.

From 12.00pm AEDT, hosts Peter Mitchell, Jane Bunn, Natalie Barr, Mike Amor and Jacqui Felgate will get the Appeal telecast started, joined by Blake Johnson, Paul Dowsley, Melina Sarris and Estelle Griepink.

The annual Good Friday AFL blockbuster takes centre stage at 4.00pm AEDT, when North Melbourne takes on the Western Bulldogs, in a game that raises funds for the Appeal. James Brayshaw, Luke Darcy, Wayne Carey and Abbey Holmes will commentate from Marvel Stadium, with a half-time goal shoot-out between former club greats Brent Harvey (Kangaroos) and Brad Johnson (Bulldogs.

From 7.30pm, Peter Mitchell, Natalie Barr, Larry Emdur and Hamish McLachlan will host a live night show, with help from Jane Bunn at the Country Board and Sam Mac in the phone room at MCEC.

Panellists will include Brian Taylor, James Brayshaw, Matthew Richardson, Luke Darcy, Abbey Holmes, Abbey Gelmi, Tim Watson, Jacqui Felgate, Heath Shaw and Dale Thomas, along with cast members from The Chase Australia and Better Homes and Gardens, and comedians Lehmo, Arj Barker, Dilruk Jayasinha and Lizzy Hoo.

There will also be live performances from Kate Ceberano, Guy Sebastian, Human Nature, Rob Mills, Lucy Durack and Isaiah Firebrace – together with the one and only Effie.

Managing Director Seven Melbourne and Head of Network Sport, Lewis Martin, said: “The Good Friday Appeal is one of the truly special events on the calendar. Most Victorians – and countless other Australians – have been touched in some way by the world-leading care the Royal Children’s Hospital has lovingly provided to our kids for nearly 151 years.

“We’re proud to support the Appeal again in 2021 and are rapt that the eased COVID restrictions have allowed us to resume our traditional live broadcast across Good Friday.”


Friday April 2 on Seven (Melbourne) and 7plus.

8 Responses

  1. What a pity Seven has geoblocked the telecast on 7plus and won’t allow anybody outside Victoria to watch it and donate money. I realise this is done to please local advertisers but it seems cruel and heartless.

  2. I love watching the Appeal each and every Good Friday. I know that times are tough on everybody in Victoria, but I would encourage all TV Tonight readers to dig deep and Give for the Kids, so we can smash the $18.2 million dollars set in 2020!

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