Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal

Today’s Herald Sun has revealed some details about the Good Friday Appeal gala which will be held on the night of March 25. 2012 X Factor winner Samantha Jade and 2015 champion Cyrus Villanueva will be headline acts, while country singer Adam Brand and the cast of musical We Will Rock You will also perform.

Tickets to the event are now on sale via Ticketmaster
Stephen K Amos, who will appear at the upcoming Melbourne International Comedy Festival, will also perform at the Good Friday gala.

Seven’s press release about this Friday’s show can be found here
As far as I know the GFA is the only remaining program which does not have any watermark throughout its coverage. Could it change this year?

Good Friday Appeal

Channel Seven Melbourne will telecast the 2016 Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal on Channel 7 this Friday 25 March from 9am to midnight.

Across the day and night, from both the Royal Children’s Hospital and the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), all the stars and celebrities will unite at this iconic and unrivalled telethon with a shared goal – to raise much-needed funds that will go towards helping Victoria’s sick children.

The telecast will get underway at 9am with BRUCE McAVANEY, TIM WATSON and CAMERON LING live from the Royal Children’s Hospital sharing firsthand the inspiring stories of doctors, nurses, children and families.
Cast members and presenters from Channel 7 hit shows HOME AND AWAY, THE CHASE, MY KITCHEN RULES, SUNRISE, BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS, 800 WORDS, and MOLLY MELDRUM with his little maltese shih-tzu cross ZIGGY following closely behind, will pay special visits to children at the Royal Children’s Hospital before joining our Good Friday Appeal Night Show panels.

From 7pm, the Good Friday Appeal Night Show will have you jiving along to live performances from Home and Away’s SAMANTHA JADE, The X Factor’s CYRUS, country star ADAM BRAND, Australian tenor MARK VINCENT and ROB MILLS’ super-group SWING ON THIS.

HAMISH McLACHLAN will lead a Sporting Legends panel that includes Paralympic gold medalist DYLAN ALCOTT, basketballer ANDREW GAZE, Olympic gold medalist STEVE HOOKER and footballers LUKE DARCY and MATTHEW RICHARDSON.

Following a performance from musical comedy trio TRIPOD, Sunrise’s EDWINA BARTHOLOMEW will host Comedy Hour for the final panel with CAL WILSON, FELICITY WARD and a stand-up segment from English comedian STEPHEN K AMOS.

The Good Friday Appeal Night Show is a fully-ticketed primetime concert and the last round of tickets are available for purchase at or by phoning 13 61 00. All proceeds are donated to the Good Friday Appeal.

The Good Friday Appeal telecast starts at 9am on Friday March 25 on Channel 7, with a break for the Seven News 6pm bulletin, and from there we launch into the Good Friday Appeal Night Show from 7pm until midnight.

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For the first time, interstate viewers can watch the entire telecast via live streaming on Plus7 from 9am AEDT tomorrow :slightly_smiling: Remember to change the setting to receive HSV7.


Tim Watson, Bruce McAvaney and Cameron Ling were hosting first this morning from the hospital. Nathan Templeton and Jane Bunn are now at the desk from the Convention/Exhibition Centre.

Mitch and Mitch on at 12:30.


David Brown and 3AW’s Darren James co-hosting from 1.30pm. Brownie says he works in Sydney from Sundays to Thursdays and flies back to Melbourne for the weekend.


Sally and Tom from The Daily Edition took over hosting at 2pm.

The Felgates (Jacqui/Michael) are hosting as of 3pm.

Sam Armytage & David Koch are hosting as of 4pm.

Great day :slightly_smiling:

Good Friday, sunny day across VIC, Easter feels and Australia’s oldest non-for-profit fundraiser - Royal Children’s Good Friday. Appeal!!


Andrew O’Keefe hosting from 5pm with the chasers Brydon, Matt,Issa and the Beast Mark on the panel.

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Sam and Kochie hosting the night session at 7pm.

Lordy the sound mix for Samantha Jade was horrible :confused:
EDIT: Actually the overall audio seems to be all over the place.
Pretty bland backdrop behind the panel tonight comapred to other years.

Some night time set-up caps. Interesting ‘performance’ from Samantha Jade… she actually wasn’t too bad haha.

Wonder when they’ll update the graphics and desks?

Peter Mitchell and Edwina Bartholomew now hosting.

Mel Doyle and Larry Emdur are now hosting.

I’m in Qld. Have tried live streaming on the plus7 app without success. It worked on and off just prior to 6pm and since comes with an error message.