Nine is rebooting clip show 20 to 1 -but without Bert Newton- amongst several new local titles coming this year.
20 T0 1
Nine’s popular comedy countdown is back with a fresh look and new hosts. We’ve scoured the archives to bring you the most outrageous clips on TV in a reboot of one of our most-loved programs. Big-name Australian and international guests will take a trip down memory lane as they recall some of the major moments and most unforgettable characters of our times.
I wonder how they will approach the reboot. This is my first topic
Yes, it’s been far too long since we’ve had snippets of archival vision followed by half a dozen network “personalities” imitating said snippet on prime time television.
Daryll Kerrigan: "this is going straight to the pool room!"
Jules Lund: "this is goin straight to the pool room LOL"
Pauline Hanson for some reason: “this is going straight to the pool room!”
(Repeats twenty times)
With this year being the 60th Anniversary of Australian TV, is it really a surprise that Nine have rebooted 20 to 1? Knowing Nine, it will probably be just one of several nostalgia-type programs (I think they’re also planning to run “The Amazing 2000’s” sometime this year, but I’d have to check on that) and specials featuring archival footage to air on the network in the lead-up to the big date on September 16.
Presenter wise, it will be interesting to see who Nine choose. Just as long as it’s not Karl Stefanovic or Eddie McGuire, I’ll be satisfied.
Finally, I think this goes without saying but I think that there could be some absolutely brilliant Gogglebox reviews to come out of a 20 to 1 revivial!
20 to 1, the comedy countdown show that ruled the ratings for ten series, will return to the Nine Network later this year with new hosts, Nova radio duo Ryan “Fitzy” Fitzgerald and Michael “Wippa” Wipfli.
The new-look 20 to 1 will be full of surprises, and include everything you love about the wild world of pop culture, sport, music, TV, movies and current affairs.
Fitzy said “I am so excited to be hosting the show, I have so many emotions about it, 20 in fact and we will be counting them down in the first episode. Episode two we will be counting down the 20 guests that Wippa had at his 21st birthday.” Fitzy and Wippa are the breakfast team on Nova 96.9 in Sydney who are also heard week nights from 6.00pm on the Nova Network across the nation.
“Every New Year’s Eve for the past decade I’ve been counting down from 10 and it’s never felt like enough. Finally a proper countdown and you can still try and kiss the person next to you when we get to number 1. Fitzy has soft lips” Wippa said, laughing.
Each week they will take aim at everything from celebrity bad behaviour to epic fails and outrageous sport stars, each episode featuring several guests giving their candid, witty and revealing insights on the theme of each episode.
With their great chemistry, Fitzy and Wippa, along their special celebrity guests, will reinvigorate 20 to 1 when it is revamped for Channel Nine in 2016.
Why does Nine love radio personalities so much? First Dave Hughes hosted Australia’s Got Talent, yesterday it was revealed his colleague Kate Langbroek will co-host Unreal Estate, and now Fitzy and Wippa will take over 20 to 1.