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Hey Hey It's Saturday is set to return with air date for first of three specials revealed

The Hey Hey It’s Saturday is coming back to television screens for a series of specials.

And the first of those is coming very soon – titled Hey Hey It’s 100 Years, the special will air on Sunday, April 17, in Melbourne and Adelaide.

Dates for the rest of the country have not yet been announced, and the unusual name of the episode has not yet been explained. 

Air date: The Hey Hey It's Saturday is coming back to television screens for a series of specials. And the first of those is coming very soon - titled Hey Hey It’s 100 Years, the special will air on Sunday, April 17, in Melbourne and Adelaide. Pictured: host Daryl Somers

Air date: The Hey Hey It's Saturday is coming back to television screens for a series of specials. And the first of those is coming very soon - titled Hey Hey It’s 100 Years, the special will air on Sunday, April 17, in Melbourne and Adelaide. Pictured: host Daryl Somers

Air date: The Hey Hey It’s Saturday is coming back to television screens for a series of specials. And the first of those is coming very soon – titled Hey Hey It’s 100 Years, the special will air on Sunday, April 17, in Melbourne and Adelaide. Pictured: host Daryl Somers

The Herald Sun reports the special will feature a tribute to late cricketer Shane Warne who died at age 52 in March.  

The variety show’s 50th Anniversary Special drew massive ratings for Seven in 2021. 

According to the Sunday Herald Sun, more specials have been planned for later this year.

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Sources close to the publication have claimed that one special has already wrapped up filming, while two more specials are slated for the coming months.

Back for more: Rumours have swirled that Hey Hey It's Saturday is set to return to Channel Seven with THREE more specials later this year, according to the Sunday Herald Sun, following the 50th anniversary tribute's ratings success

Back for more: Rumours have swirled that Hey Hey It's Saturday is set to return to Channel Seven with THREE more specials later this year, according to the Sunday Herald Sun, following the 50th anniversary tribute's ratings success

Back for more: Rumours have swirled that Hey Hey It’s Saturday is set to return to Channel Seven with THREE more specials later this year, according to the Sunday Herald Sun, following the 50th anniversary tribute’s ratings success

An announcement regarding the first special will reportedly be made soon, while Seven are said to be on the lookout for talent to join the further two specials.

Delta Goodrem is understood to feature in the first special, having reportedly sung her own version of the Hey Hey theme song. 

Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Seven for comment. 

Will she? Delta Goodrem (pictured) is understood to feature in the first special, having reportedly sung her own version of the Hey Hey theme song

Will she? Delta Goodrem (pictured) is understood to feature in the first special, having reportedly sung her own version of the Hey Hey theme song

Will she? Delta Goodrem (pictured) is understood to feature in the first special, having reportedly sung her own version of the Hey Hey theme song

It comes after host Daryl Somers, 70, indicated to fans in a Facebook post in January that Hey Hey would return in 2022.

The Dancing with the Stars host’s post read: ‘Greetings! Would you believe Hey Hey hasn’t been on air for eleven years, yet the 50th Anniversary Special rated through the roof for Seven; so much so, I am excited to announce we’ll be back on the network with more in 2022.

‘We also successfully launched www.heyhey.tv, offering over 800 digitised Hey Hey episodes and much much more for you to enjoy at your leisure.

‘I sincerely want to thank you for your ongoing and passionate support throughout the year for both Dancing with the Stars: All Stars 2021 and the Hey Hey 50th.

‘I look forward to you telling us what you’d like to see in the next Special. It could be anything from the 30 year run of the show – the more “out there” ideas the better!’ 

The special was a ratings for Seven, drawing 2.012 million sets of eyeballs around Australia when it aired in October.

It drew 1.22 million metro viewers alone.

Seven picked up the special after the show’s original network, Channel Nine, opted not to air it.

Hitmaker: The special was a ratings coup for Seven, drawing 2.012 million sets of eyeballs around Australia when it aired in October. Somers is seen here in October

Hitmaker: The special was a ratings coup for Seven, drawing 2.012 million sets of eyeballs around Australia when it aired in October. Somers is seen here in October

Hitmaker: The special was a ratings coup for Seven, drawing 2.012 million sets of eyeballs around Australia when it aired in October. Somers is seen here in October

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