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Jul 31 2011

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Barbie Rogers in Friday flashback

barbierogers The Seven Network’s The Morning Show last week featured former model and TV personality Barbie Rogers as a ‘Friday Flashback’.

Rogers was a teenage model in the 1960s before becoming a national TV celebrity as hostess of Seven’s early 1970s quiz shows, Temptation and The Great Temptation, alongside host Tony Barber.

Launched as a one-hour daytime show in June 1970, Temptation later expanded into prime time with The Great Temptation debuting in a half-hour weekly timeslot in July 1971 – replacing the recently-departed Pick-A-Box.

The Great Temptation was later ‘stripped’ to five-nights-a-week and host Barber collected the TV Week Gold Logie in 1973 for Most Popular Television Personality.  Rogers also won Logies in 1973 and 1975 for Most Popular Female Personality in New South Wales.

Appearing on The Morning Show with presenters Todd McKenney and Kylie Gillies, Rogers also recalled a controversial incident when presenting movies for Seven.  A pre-recorded segment, with Rogers jokingly threatening to “rip the tits off” anyone who didn’t like the choice of movies presented, was headed for the end-of-year blooper reel but was accidentally broadcast and saw her banned from appearing on TV for two weeks.

Rogers was later back on TV in the ‘80s as a panellist on game shows like Celebrity Tattletales and daytime talk show Beauty And The Beast

These days Rogers is a guest speaker for Probus… and is apparently gagging for a stint on Dancing With The Stars!

Picture: TV Guide (South Australia), 2 March 1974.

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  1. Shari & Tom Pearcy

    This message is for Barbie Rogers. We are friends from the 1970s when we lived in California and worked in Golden Products. We now live in Illinois and have communicated with her ex-husband, Terry, until the last couple of years when our letters have been returned and the phone number we have for him is no longer in service. We would like to receive any news about Terry, Barbie, or the girls.
    Thank you for your attention to this. I am sure that this is not the usual reply that you receive on this website.
    Tom & Shari Pearcy
    6087 IL Route 64
    Clare, IL 60111

    1. shane eadie

      Hi Shari and Tom,
      This is Shane Terry and Barbara’s daughter can you contact me on the email address I have left.
      Thanks
      Shane

  2. Marie Ballantyne

    This message is for Barbie Rogers.

    I watched the Today Tonight show last night Mon 5th August 2013 where Barbie was describing Chikungunya Virus I too have contracted the virus 8 weeks ago whilst in Singapore on holiday, as the doctors here know very little about it I would love to have the opportunity to talk with her about the course of this horrible virus. Before I was bitten i was a very fit and active 58 year old now I am in constant pain and at times very low in spirit.

    If this could be passed on to Ms Rogers I would appreciate it and I know I am clutching at straws in an effort to get in touch with her.

    Kind Regards
    Marie Ballantyne
    Burns Beach W.A.

    1. Andrew B

      Hi Marie

      Please note that this website is not connected to Today Tonight or to Ms Rogers personally. I suggest you contact your local Channel Seven (list of addresses can be found here) or Today Tonight (contact page here)

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