Look at moiye, ploise! I’ve got one thing to say to youse: the Kath & Kim reunion is officially happening! And I’m quivering in excitement ‘cos after waiting donkey’s years, we finally know when the 20-year anniversary special will be gracing our TV screens.
Panic stations everyone!
When is the Kath & Kim reboot airing?
Seven has confirmed the reunion titled Kath & Kim: Our Effluent Life will be airing on Sunday November 20 at 7pm.
This will be followed up at 7:30pm on November 21 by Kath & Kim: 20 Preposterous Years — a highlight reel of gags, bloopers, interviews and other shenanigans.
Both nights can be watched on Seven and 7plus.
That’s right, peoples: this reunion will be split over two whopping nights. Absolutely ‘yuge news.
Dress code: Collette Dinnigan knickerbockers or Sass & Bidet jeans.
Who will be appearing in the ‘yuge reunion, doll?
We’ll be getting a butcher’s hook at a whole spread of celebs across the two nights of the Kath & Kim reunion.
Of course, we’ll see the regulars — including that boob Marion (Marg Downey) and those greash gurls Prue and Trude — but a whole bevvy of guests will be coming for the roide of their loives, too.
Run these ones up your flagpole, would ya?
Big stars like Kylie Minogue, Michael Bublé, Carson Kressley, Richard E. Grant and Eric Bana will be dropping in for a chardonnay and a chinwag.
Comedy icons Stephen K. Amos, Matt Lucas, Mick Molloy, Barry Humphries will also be popping by, while beloved Aussies Stephen Page, Tony Martin (Sharon’s on-again-off-again boyfriend Mark) and a former Prime Minister will make an appearance, too. Fingers and toes it’s not that bloody Howard.
Meanwhile, Sharon will be pleased to know that cricketing legends Adam Gilchrist and Ricky Ponting will be poking their heads in at some point. Maybe she can show them how good her spin bowl has gotten.
What can we expect from the reunion?
The first instalment of the two-part reunion will be Kath & Kim: Our Effluent Life, which is filled with newly-filmed scenes as well as a smorgasbord of bloopers and never-before-seen moments from more than 1000 tapes of footage from the Fountain Lakes foxy ladies.
Part two is called Kath & Kim: 20 Preposterous Years and will feature a myriad of friends and stars opening up the history books to have a poke around the nooks and crannies of the extended Kath & Kim universe.
Magda Szubanski (the IRL Sharon Strzelecki) revealed there’ll be never-before-seen footage of the late Shane Warne.
During an interview on Sunrise, the actress said the series will feature rare scenes from the late cricketer who appeared in the OG series.
“The behind-the-scenes stuff with Shane is just going to break people’s hearts but it is also going to confirm what a dead-set legend he was,” she said.
“There is a lot of funny stuff.”
I just bloody know those scenes will make us bawl like Sharon when Warnie’s character didn’t show up for the wedding.
TV Tonight reported in July that Gina Riley, Jane Turner and Magda Szubanski reunited for a project that was filmed “in secret” in Melbourne.
The Herald Sun revealed at the time that the cast shot “10 minutes of new footage for the show, which will run as a ’20 to One’ style format of hits, memories and unseen clips from the vault.”
Sydney Morning Herald also published a report confirming that the trio, along with Glenn Robbins (Kel Knight) and Peter Rowsthorn (Brett Craig), filmed the spesh at a studio in South Melbourne.
“The team is understood to be filming all week, recording new sketch material to sit alongside a selection of best-of and rare material in the one-off special,” SMH’s report read.
“The Kath & Kim project filming in Melbourne is a clip show. There is no deep storyline, no new episode,” an insider told the Herald Sun in July.
“The conveyor belt of black SUVs outside the NEP Studio are celebrities who are there to talk about their favourite Kath & Kim moments.”
Where can I see the trailer toot sweet?
Channel 7 dropped the first little teaser trailer for the upcoming Kath & Kim reunion in October and it’s got just about everything you’d want.
There’s Sharon (Magda Szubanski) in her purple polo and netball bib with unexplained facial injuries, Kath Day-Knight (Jane Turner) and Kel Knight (Glen Robbins) under the patio of the Fountain Lakes house (pre-demolition!!) and Kim Craig (Gina Riley) with hubby Brett Craig (Peter Rowsthorn) revealing that Kimmoye’s somehow gotten them “stanky rich”.
We’re yet to see if Kel’s still a purveyor of fine meats (perhaps his butcher’s business has popped off) or just how much Epponnee-Rae has grown up — she’d have to be in high school by now, right?
What about those reunion pics?
The promo pics for the reunion show have the gang in some pretty snazzy outfits.
Sorry, but I will be stealing Brett’s sunglasses and gorgeous Michelin man puffer jacket. Now who’s the hunk o’ spunk?
Kim is giving glamour, she’s giving class, she’s giving effluence. And Kath’s jumper? It’s the very definition of noice, different and unusual while still barracking for her beloved Richmond Tigers.
We’ve also copped pics of the titular ladies armed with the Three C’s: Cheezels, coffee and cardonnay. The classy woman’s breakfast.
I didn’t think I could be any more excited for this Kath & Kim reunion but the Cheezels have done it for me.
“It’s fascinating and delightful to see audiences around the world still loving Kath & Kim after 20 years,” executive producer Rick McKenna told 7News.
“It was great fun getting the team back together, plenty of laughs all around, which we look forward to sharing very soon.”
Now that’s very noice indeed.
Kath (AKA Jane Turner) told The Herald Sun that — spoiler alert — Kim’s still living at home.
“Well Kim has never actually moved out for more than a week, so it’s not much of a reunion, as [a] here we go again peoples!”
Surprising no-one, Kim is a self-described “momager” to Epponee-Rae.
“I’m working on her having a moment and being a Thing,” she said.
Kris Jenner, watch your back.
What other BTS sneak peeks have we seen so far?
In August, star Collingwood player Mason Cox shared a piccie of The Herald Sun’s Friday edition on his Insta story, where he can be seen posing with Trude (Gina Riley), Prue (Jane Turner) and a football. What a combo.
The Herald Sun also published pics of Cox behind the scenes on set. Even this ‘lil snippet of BTS tea has made me so fkn excited for the reunion.
“When we then clapped eyes on this very long, cool drink of Texan water we went, ‘Woof. You can stay’,” Riley-as-Trude told the publication.
“We’ve been taking him around town,” said Turner-as-Prue.
“I just said don’t get on the wrong side of Rebecca Judd if you know what’s good for you. Ask Dan Andrews.”
Executive producer Rick McKenna then confirmed that the reunion was in “the editing process” and it could drop as early as this year.
“It’s too early to say exactly what the show is, but it was great having everyone back together for the first time in 10 years,” he said.
When did the Kath & Kim cast confirm a reunion is happening?
Magda Szubanski first implied that the show was coming back a few months ago.
It was the first time in over 10 years — since the announcement of the ill-fated flick Kath & Kimderella — that a cast member had confirmed they’ve reunited to bring us more foxy content.
Appearing on Melbourne’s 101.9 The Fox with Fifi, Fev & Nick in early August, Magda Szubanski was asked about the much-talked-about reunion and just bloody have a go at her response, will ya?
“I can neither confirm nor deny,” she said, adding that “there might be a little something coming around the corner, coming down the pipe that will be fun.”
Has the cast previously been keen on a reunion?
While walking the Logies red carpet, the legends at TV Week did us all a ‘yuge favour by asking Magda WTF is happening with the future of the series.
“I’d have to kill you and your publishers and everyone else [if I said anything],” she told the publication, adding that “it would be a blood bath” if she divulged any deets.
She very well could just be joshing us, but it’s a total pivot from her previous responses to the question.
Last year she told The Kyle & Jackie O Show that she reckoned a reboot “should be off the table.”
And during a 2019 interview with PEDESTRIAN.TV in support of her iconique Uber Eats ad with Kim (Kardashian, not Craig née Day), she said a reboot was “very, very unlikely.”
And suddenly her response is all “Nup! Soz! Can’t say anything!!!”
I’m telling ya, something’s going on here and Magda wants us to know it…
What about the iconic Kath & Kim house?
Reboot rumours first kicked off when crew members reportedly visited the famous Lagoon Court home to suss it out.
“It was unimaginable neighbours could keep TV’s biggest secret under wraps much longer,” an insider told Woman’s Day.
The source added that the revival was already in pre-production and was expected to air on an undisclosed streaming service with an announcement due soon.
These rumours were ripped to smithereens when the house was demolished shortly after the report was published.
But between you, me and the credenza in the good room, I have a theory that they may have been taking some measurements and piccies of the house before it got knocked down so they could recreate it down the track in a local studio.
I can feel it in me waters!