During the evening there were taped birthday greetings from Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Victorian Premier Dennis Napthine, Lou Richards, Hamish & Andy and Karl Stefanovic from ‘Today”.
Now one of the networks longest-running shows, THE FOOTY SHOW is still broadcast live on Thursday nights and has become part of Australia’s television and AFL football culture.
As well as the live weekly shows broadcast from Melbourne, Kewley has also warmed up the audiences for special broadcasts from Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Hobart; the live broadcasts from the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London in both 2001 and 2005 and the Prinz Regent Theatre in Munich in 2006; and the massive annual Grand Final spectaculars in front of 13,000 people at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena.
It has attracted hundreds of sporting greats as guests over the years, including two stand-out players Ron Barassi and Dane Swan (above) who attended the 21st birthday celebration.
Special musical guest on the night was Shannon Noll (pictured with Kewley, above), who belted out his own version of the THE FOOTY SHOW theme song “More Than A Game” as well as his latest single “We Only Live Once”.