2022 Good Friday Appeal raises $22 million


Record-breaking result for The Royal Children’s Hospital

Some of the biggest names in television and entertainment gathered on Friday for the Seven Network’s annual Good Friday Appeal, helping raise a record-breaking $22,328,154 for The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.

The Good Friday Appeal is an institution that unites Victorians like few others to raise much-needed funds for the hospital. This year marked the 65th year that Seven had broadcast the iconic event and the network is proud to have continued the tradition on Channel 7 in Melbourne and 7plus.

It was an honour and a privilege to bring the sheer joy and heart-warming stories of the Good Friday Appeal to Australians, on a truly special day on the Victorian calendar.

To see Victorians rally together and dig deep to support the Good Friday Appeal, after an incredibly difficult two years during the pandemic, proves how special The Royal Children’s Hospital is to all of us.

The Appeal is a great partnership between The Royal Children’s Hospital, Channel 7 and the Herald Sun, and we’re rapt by how Victorians responded this year.

Lewis Martin, Managing Director Seven Melbourne and Head of Network Sport

Hosts Peter Mitchell, Jane Bunn, Rebecca Maddern and Mike Amor from 7NEWS kicked off the telecast at 12.00pm, sharing the inspiring stories of children and their families who have been touched by the life-changing work of the team at The Royal Children’s Hospital, including this year’s faces of the Appeal, Alex and Isla.

Football fans across Victoria were treated to a half-time goal shoot-out between Western Bulldogs and North Melbourne legends, Doug Hawkins and Brent Harvey, with the pair raising much needed funds for the Appeal.

Guy Sebastian to headline Good Friday Appeal 2022


Live on 15 April from 12.00pm on Channel 7 and 7plus

Superstar singer-songwriter and The Voice coach Guy Sebastian will lead a cavalcade of Australia’s most-loved musicians including Human Nature and The Voice 2021 winner Bella Taylor Smith as part of this year’s Good Friday Appeal on Channel 7 in Melbourne and 7plus on Friday, 15 April.

The Good Friday Appeal is an institution that unites the people of Victoria and beyond like few others to raise money for The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. This year marks the 65th year that Seven has broadcast the iconic event.

Viewers will be treated to a special performance by Guy of two hit songs from his latest album, Love On Display and Standing With You, before he embarks on his national T.R.U.T.H tour.

Human Nature will perform a medley of hit songs as part of their People Get Ready Again – Live 2022 Rebooted tour, while Bella Taylor-Smith will perform her single Nice To Know Ya.

I’m stoked to be part of the 2022 Good Friday Appeal. I’m in awe of the incredible work of our doctors, nurses and medical staff at The Royal Children’s Hospital and recognise how hard they all work to support families in their greatest time of need.

I am proud to be joining many great entertainers to help raise much-needed funding for medical research, education and equipment.

Guy Sebastian

The Good Friday Appeal is a truly special event. 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 more than 150 years.

Seven is proud to this year celebrate a milestone 65-year association with the Good Friday Appeal, and we are rapt to have Guy, Human Nature and Bella headline what is going to be an exciting line-up of live entertainment planned for the day and night. It’s going to be a lot of fun.

Lewis Martin, Managing Director Seven Melbourne

We are thrilled to have the support of Guy Sebastian. We look forward to seeing Guy perform for families all across Victoria. I’m sure many families will be delighted to see an Australian icon throw his support behind one of the world’s best hospitals, The Royal Children’s Hospital. This is one you cannot miss, especially as the Appeal also celebrates an incredible 65 year milestone with Channel 7.

Rebecca Cowan, Executive Director of The Good Friday Appeal

Seven’s broadcast of the 2022 Good Friday Appeal will kick off live from 12.00pm on Channel 7 in Melbourne and 7plus.

The annual Good Friday AFL blockbuster takes centre stage at 4.00pm, when North Melbourne takes on the Western Bulldogs, followed by a jam-packed night of live entertainment from 7.30pm.

People can donate to the Good Friday Appeal:

Last year’s Good Friday Appeal raised more than $17 million.

Good Friday Appeal 2022 is Live on 15 April from 12.00pm on Channel 7 and 7plus

Hey Hey It’s 100 Years


Daryl Somers back by popular demand with star-studded new special

The 50th anniversary special was one of the most watched television events of 2021. Now Daryl Somers returns with Hey Hey It’s 100 Years: an all-new celebration of the iconic, long-running variety show Hey Hey It’s Saturday, coming soon to Channel 7 and 7plus.

The outrageous new special showcases a cavalcade of stars who appeared on the original series of Hey Hey and features some of Daryl’s funniest memories from much-loved segments including Red Faces and Celebrity Head.

The television event features appearances from the original Wiggles, Delta Goodrem, Kate Ceberano, Lee Kernaghan, Tommy Emmanuel and plenty more.

Daryl will also present a special Hey Hey tribute to Shane Warne and The Amazing Johnathan.

The special is dedicated to the late, great Ernie Carroll aka “Ossie Ostrich”.

Hey Hey It’s Saturday’s trademark madness and mayhem was essential family viewing for an incredible 30 years, featuring some of the biggest names in show business, from Australia and overseas.

The 50th anniversary special, Hey Hey It’s 50 Years, was a television sensation and the fifth most-watched entertainment program in 2021 with a total TV audience of 2.11 million viewers.

Hey Hey It’s 100 Years is a Somers Carroll production for the Seven Network.

Hey Hey It’s 100 Years is coming soon to Channel 7 and 7plus

Australia Unites – a special event


Aussie music legends unite for a great cause

Seven Network, Nine and Network 10 will unite for a star-studded event to help the most vulnerable people and communities who have suffered from the devastating floods across Queensland and New South Wales.

The three networks will jointly present Australia Unites: Red Cross Flood Appeal, live at 7.30pm this Saturday, 12 March at 7.30pm AEDT, on Channel 7 and 7plus, Channel 9 and 9Now, and 10 and 10 Play. 

A host of Australian music greats will perform to raise money on the night, including Tones And I, Jimmy Barnes, Delta Goodrem, Jon Stevens, Vanessa Amorosi, Hunters and Collectors, The Living End, Casey Donovan and Sheppard.

Seven’s Natalie Barr, David Koch, Sonia Kruger and Mark Ferguson; Channel 9’s Scott Cam, Sylvia Jeffreys, Andy Lee and Peter Overton; and 10’s Carrie Bickmore, Dr. Chris Brown, Amanda Keller and Osher Günsberg are confirmed as part of the hosting ensemble, with more names to be announced soon.

All proceeds from the telethon will be donated to Australian Red Cross.

Whenever disaster strikes, Australian Red Cross works side by side with organisations such as the St Vincent de Paul Society, The Salvation Army, Lifeline and GIVIT to get help to where it’s needed most. They do an incredible job and the Red Cross is grateful to work alongside all of them.

Donations to the telethon will help Red Cross teams provide humanitarian support to people and communities smashed by the floods, which may include:

  • Enabling volunteers and staff to help with evacuation and relief centres and outreach services
  • Supporting people and communities to recover and build resilience to disasters

So far, 468 Red Cross emergency response team members and volunteers have provided support in 49 evacuation centres – and donations help to make that support possible.

Red Cross will also provide financial assistance to help people and families affected by the unprecedented floods in Queensland and New South Wales and is working around the clock to distribute grants as fast as possible.

Apart from the telethon, Australian Red Cross has already launched a flood appeal. You can donate to it now at redcross.org.au/floodsappeal or by calling 1800 733 276.

Further details for Australia Unites: Red Cross Flood Appeal will be announced soon.

Australia Unites: Red Cross Flood Appeal is Live, 7.30pm AEDT, Saturday, 12 March on Channel 7 and 7plus

It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas


Sunrise stars to host Woolworths Carols in the Domain

The Seven Network is thrilled to announce Sunrise’s Natalie Barr and David Koch will host the 39th annual Woolworths Carols in the Domain, airing 7.30pm Thursday, 23 December on Channel 7 and 7plus.

Kochie and Nat will be joined by a cavalcade of Australia’s most-loved performers in the original home of the iconic event, The Domain in Sydney.

The most awarded country music artist of all time, Carrie Underwood will perform from Nashville, and lead a stellar cast of performers set to light up the stage on this sparkling night of Christmas cheer, including The Voice winner Bella Taylor-Smith; ARIA Award-winning Australian singer, songwriter and actress Samantha Jade and legendary children’s entertainers The Wiggles.

After a difficult two years, the nation’s largest Christmas event will celebrate a long-awaited return to its full grandeur for the 39th year of Woolworths Carols in the Domain, including a very special visit from the man of the hour, Santa Claus.

Whether you are in The Domain, your lounge room or at a mate’s place, this iconic Australian event will give you an excuse to kick back, relax and celebrate.

Everyone in the country has been affected by the pandemic. We need a night like this to all come together and revel in the Christmas spirit.

Natalie Barr, Sunrise Co-host

For the families throughout Australia, get ready to sing like no one else is around! We want to see the smiles on kids’ faces and feel the magic of Christmas.

David Koch, Sunrise Co-host

Get Involved:
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Sunrise on7NEWS.com.au

Hey Hey It’s 50 Years is here!


Get set for the celebration of a lifetime, 7.00pm Sunday, 10 October

Join the celebration of one of the most iconic television shows in Australia, Hey Hey It’s Saturday, when the special anniversary event Hey Hey It’s 50 Years premieres at 7.00pm Sunday, 10 October, on Channel 7 and 7plus.

Hosted by Daryl Somers, the one-off special event Hey Hey It’s 50 Years celebrates the 50th anniversary of the launch of Australia’s longest-running and most-loved variety/comedy show.

Hey Hey captivated Australian audiences with live music performances and the biggest names in show business from here and overseas, as countless much-loved stars from Aussie comedy greats to music megastars made their small screen debut on the treasured show.

Now, Daryl and the gang of Hey Hey favourites are back together for the first time in years in one big television event packed with superstar guests and surprise star reveals.

Hey Hey It’s 50 Years showcases the best of the madness and mayhem that became essential family viewing across an incredible 30 years. Get ready to celebrate as Daryl revisits the trademark organised chaos of regular segments including Red Faces, Celebrity Head, The Great Aussie Joke, Plucka Duck and Chooklotto.

In a career spanning more than five decades, Daryl has hosted light entertainment programs, kids’ shows, game shows, pop music shows and countless specials, including the highly successful Dancing With The Stars: All Stars on Seven earlier this year, with the second season currently in production. 

In 2004 Daryl was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for his service to the entertainment industry, charitable organisations and the community.

Hey Hey It’s 50 Years is a Somers Carroll production for the Seven Network.

Premieres 7.00pm Sunday, 10 October on Channel 7 and 7plus

Sport Australia Hall of Fame

Australian sport’s biggest night is on Seven


2020 Sport Australia Hall of Fame on 7mate and 7plus

For the first time ever, fans will enjoy all the excitement and emotion of Australian sport’s most prestigious event when the Seven Network broadcasts the 2020 Sport Australia Hall of Fame induction night this Friday.

Hamish McLachlan will host a special 90-minute broadcast on 7mate from 7.00pm, when seven beloved Aussie heroes will be inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame, joining an honour roll that includes national treasures Sir Donald Bradman, Dawn Fraser, Herb Elliott, Cathy Freeman, Rod Laver, Raelene Boyle, Dennis Lillee and Susie O’Neill.

One existing Hall of Fame member will also be elevated to Legend status, while the individual or team that most inspired Australians in 2020 will receive The Don Award, whose past winners are Michelle Payne, Jeff Horn, Kurt Fearnley and Ash Barty.

This year’s celebration will be a virtual event, featuring revealing in-depth interviews with each inductee and award winner, while Hall of Fame members and sports media icons Bruce McAvaney and Dennis Cometti also play key parts in Seven’s broadcast.

The Sport Australia Hall of Fame night is a truly special event no fan will want to miss. You’ll get goosebumps seeing just how much it means to our greatest superstars to be inducted into Australia’s most exclusive club. We’re rapt to be bringing it to viewers for the very first time.

Lewis Martin, Managing Director Seven Melbourne and Head of Network Sport

2020 Sport Australia Hall of Fame
Starts 7.00pm Friday on 7mate and 7plus

Get involved:
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#SAHOF2020 #TheDonAward #Legend

Woolworths Carols In The Domain_Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies

Have yourself a merry little Christmas


Woolworths Carols in the Domain on Channel 7 and 7plus

Woolworths Carols In The Domain_Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies

The stars of the Seven Network’s The Morning Show, Kylie Gillies and Larry Emdur, are honoured to co-host the 2020 Woolworths Carols in the Domain.

The 38th Carols in the Domain will this year be held at the Aware Super Theatre in a special made-for-television event to be broadcast on Channel 7 and 7plus on Wednesday, 23 December from 7.30pm.

The hosts of Australia’s #1 morning television program will be joined by Carols’ best-ever chorus of performers to ‘hang a shining star’ and celebrate Australia’s most-loved Christmas tradition, with special appearances from the jolly big man himself, Santa Claus, and family favourites The Wiggles and Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

Carols viewers will be treated to an exclusive performance from one of the world’s biggest-selling artists of all time, while Home and Away star Penny McNamee will take to the stage for her fourth Carols as a solo performer to sing some of her favourite holiday classics.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I know they’re the lyrics to a Christmas carol, but it seems appropriate to quote it. Now, more than ever, we realise the value of being together, of giving thanks and being in the moment. Carols is the perfect chance to celebrate that – whether you’re at the event or tucked up on the couch with your kids or loved ones.

Kylie Gillies

This is exactly what we need right now. It’s been such a complicated and trying year for so many families. We’re thrilled to be part of this wonderful tradition, the sole purpose of which is to spread love and happiness.

Larry Emdur

Other artists confirmed to perform on the 2020 Woolworths Carols in the Domain stage so far include:

  • Hugh Sheridan
  • Todd McKenney
  • Leo Sayer
  • Rachael Beck
  • Mark Vincent
  • Amber Lawrence
  • The Wiggles
  • The Tap Pack
  • Drummer Queens
  • Sydney Youth Orchestra
  • The Salvation Army Choir
  • Janice Breen Performance Studio
  • Ed5 International Dancers

More performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Be sure to pick up a copy of New Idea – the official print partner of the 2020 Woolworths Carols in the Domain – on shelves from Monday, 14 December. The issue includes the official event guide featuring a free carols songbook and exclusive interviews with the hosts and performers.

2020 Woolworths Carols in the Domain
Wednesday, 23 December from 7.30pm on Channel 7 and 7plus

Get involved:
Facebook @Channel7 @CarolsDomain
Twitter @Channel7 @CarolsDomain
Instagram @Channel7 @CarolsDomain
#WoolworthsCarolsInTheDomain #CarolsInTheDomain #WeLoveChristmas

The Front Bar - Cricket Edition

Front Bar pads up for two cricket specials


Don’t miss all the laughs on Channel 7 and 7plus 

Everyone’s favourite sports show has put the footy away and unwrapped a brand-new Kookaburra as The Front Bar turns its attention to the Seven Network’s Summer of Cricket with two special editions.

With a star-studded line-up headed by Mick Molloy, Andy Maher and Andy Lee, The Front Bar team will take the field this Thursday at 8.30pm, and back up at the same time next Thursday, 3 December.

Both specials will air nationally on Channel 7, with the team vowing to come off the long run as they tackle the burning issues ahead of the WBBL Finals, BBL 10 and the Aussie men’s blockbuster Test Series against India.

Front Bar skipper, Mick Molloy, said: “Footy season may be over but I’m still here at Channel 7 because I’ve refused to leave the studio, Donald Trump style.”

There will be plenty of tall tales this Thursday night when legendary Aussie spearhead Merv Hughes joins the team at the bar, while Australian Test captain Tim Paine will also be part of the fun.


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