The Victorian Government has announced details of the State Funeral Service for Bert Newton to be held on Friday 12 November 2021 at 10am at St Patrick’s Cathedral, East Melbourne.
The funeral will be live streamed via the Victorian Government website at a link to be provided.
Network Ten has also announced that it will cover the funeral in a special episode of Studio 10, starting at 8.00am AEDT.
Newton had a 14-year association the network, hosting New Faces (1992-1993), The Morning Show/Good Morning Australia (1992-2005) and the TV Week Logie Awards (1993).
Given that Newton also had significant associations with both Nine and Seven networks over his career, we may see further announcements of coverage of the service by those networks over the coming days.
Newton passed away last weekend at the age of 83.
Further details on the service is at the Victorian Government website.
Sad to hear of Bert Newton’s passing. He was a wonderful personality and we will never seen his like again on our screens with the fabulous Variety shows of the fifties to present day. Such names as Graham Kennedy, Don Lane and Bert go together to make a ‘classy act’ – and made viewing compulsive. He had a most fitting Funeral Service for one of our BEST and my sympathy goes out to his family and friends. Bert is now with his mates – Don and Graham – the Three Amigos.