Seven to screen Hey Hey We’re 50

"We’re honoured to be part of what promises to be a wonderful celebration," says Seven.

Seven network has confirmed it will screen a special event Hey Hey We’re 50 later this year.

Daryl Somers will host the 50th anniversary celebration, which will feature some of the favourite characters from long running Hey Hey it’s Saturday.

The original show, with segments including Red Faces, What Cheezes Me Off, Celebrity Head, Plucka Duck, Joking Off, Phunny Fotos and Chooklotto encompassed a 28 year run on Nine, before 20 more episodes in 2010.

Daryl Somers, who also moved to Seven for Dancing with the Stars, said, “I was absolutely delighted when Seven suggested a 50th anniversary Hey Hey special.

“Trawling back through the vast archive has been almost as much fun as doing the show in the first place, so I hope we can offer a few laughs, not only to the diehard Hey Hey fans but to all Australians, as we desperately need a touch of levity at this time.”

Seven Network Director of Programming, Angus Ross, said: “There are very few Australian TV shows as loved as Hey Hey and we are really pleased to be able to work with Daryl and his team on this fantastic special event.

“For three decades, Hey Hey was one of the funniest, most entertaining and most unpredictable shows on TV. We’re honoured to be part of what promises to be a wonderful celebration.”

Hey Hey marks 50 years on October 9th (and yes it’s a Saturday!).

Hey Hey We’re 50 is a Somers Carroll production.

43 Responses

  1. Hey David, I’d like to ask you some questions regarding the Hey It’s Saturday 50th anniversary special. What would happen if the special rates well? Also, If the special is prerecorded, would the production cost be lower?

  2. My fav Hey Hey segments were Molly’s Mellodrama, Red Faces, Pluka Duck, Celebrity Head , Phunny Photos and Private Parts. I’ll be watching if all the remaining living cast are involved.
    Something light-hearted and to make people laugh would be great for Australia at the moment.

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