The biggest names across television, sport and music will be answering viewers’ donation calls for the Nine My Room Telethon this Thursday, August 29, at 7.30pm live on Nine and 9Now.
Hosting the proceedings will be Eddie McGuire, joined by Rebecca Maddern and Shane Crawford for a jam-packed show full of great guests, stunts you’ll have to see to believe, and extraordinary stories from brave kids and their families.
More than 100 stars will be pulling out all stops to raise funds for the incredible children’s cancer charity, My Room, including Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne, and actors John Howard, Kate Jenkinson, Kate Atkinson, Kevin Harrington, Kate Lister, Ella Newton, Lisa McCune, Michala Banas, Olympia Valance, Jacinta Stapleton, Christie Whelan Brown, Isabella Giovinazzo, Jackson Gallagher, Hannah Monson, Alicia Gardiner, and Toby Truslove. Plus, The Bachelorette’s Georgia Love and Lee Elliott, Gamble Breaux and Pettifleur from The Real Housewives of Melbourne, entertainer Rhonda Burchmore, model Laura Dundovic, Getaway host Catriona Rowntree, Lord Mayor of Melbourne Sally Capp as well as Nine News’s Peter Hitchener, Tony Jones and Livinia Nixon.
We catch up with former WBO welterweight title holder Jeff Horn ahead of his big fight, “The Battle of Bendigo” against Michael Zerafa. AFL players including Patrick Cripps, Mitch Duncan, Mark Blicavs, Marc Murphy, and Marcus Bontempelli, jockey Craig Williams, Melbourne Victory’s Leigh Broxham, and cricketers from the Melbourne Renegades will also be joining the fun.
Plus, stopping in for a chat will be AFL stars Max Gawn, Jack Ziebell and Andrew McGrath, while entertainers Tim Campbell and Anthony Callea will be having fun with the audience, and radio host and comedian Christian O’Connell will be leading the charge on a wacky stunt.
The Curry brothers, actors Stephen, Bernard and Andrew, are also lending a hand, doing something special on the night, while Tina Arena and her Promised movie co-star Paul Mercurio will be spilling the goss on their new film.
Vanessa Amorosi will lift the roof with her new song in its first television performance, and The Voices Supergroup, consisting of Rob Mills, Dale Ryder, Jason Singh and favourite artists from The Voice, will rock the room with a medley of hits.
Viewer favourites from The Block, Nine News, The Voice, Lego Masters, Married at First Sight, Postcards, Getaway and many more Nine programs will also be fronting up to take calls in the phone bank.
My Room is a volunteer-led charity which supports the Monash Children’s Hospital Cancer Centre by raising vital funds to support childhood cancer research and improve the quality and care of patients to achieve its long-term goal of a 100 per cent cure for childhood cancer.
Nine has been a long-time supporter of My Room, raising more then $3.67 million over the past three years through the Telethon, which has gone towards life-saving equipment, innovative clinical trials and medical research, essential ward refurbishments, social workers, play and music therapy, and so much more for sufferers of childhood cancer and their families.
An exciting addition to this year’s Telethon is the sale of a beautiful four-bedroom Simonds Home to be built in Satterley’s Botanical community in Mickleham, with the result of the auction announced live on the show.
The night will begin with a special episode of Australia’s richest quiz show, Hot Seat. At 5.00pm family, friends and staff of Monash Children’s Hospital will put their thinking caps on for Hot Seat. Not only will the winner hopefully walk away with big dollars, Nine will match the winnings dollar-for-dollar and donate the amount to the My Room Telethon.
Tune in for a show not to be missed as the television, sports and entertainment worlds band together to help kids who need it most.
You can donate by heading to www.myroom.com.au or calling the donation line (1800 MY ROOM) from 4.00pm, Thursday, August 29 – and together we can find a cure for childhood cancer.