Julia Zemiro On End Of 'RocKwiz': 'We Sort Of Knew Three Years Ago'

8 February 2019 | 9:28 am | Staff Writer

SBS announced this week that the music trivia show will not be returning.

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RocKwiz fans far and wide were left devastated this week after hearing that SBS had officially announced the iconic music trivia show would not be returning in 2019, however co-host Julia Zemiro has revealed the news wasn't that much of a shock to her. 

Appearing on Nova's Tim, Kate & Marty show on Thursday, Zemiro said, "The funny part of it is, is we sort of knew three years ago, so my grieve has passed.

"So what's funny is like, three years ago, it’s like, 'Is it maybe time?' We were like, 'Oh no, we think we’re still doing quite good stuff. And they’ve gone, 'Oh, we’ll see'. Then it was a ‘no’ and then it was 'Actually, maybe in the next financial year'.

"TV stations are funny places. They have a certain amount of money and they want to do things with it..."

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After premiering in 2005, RocKwiz ran for a total of 14 seasons up until 2016. In a statement given to The Music on Monday, SBS said, "After more than a decade, SBS has made the decision not to commission a new series of RocKwiz

"We thank the production team for all of their work in entertaining Australians over the years – 12 seasons, in addition to multiple specials and live shows, is an incredible achievement for any TV series. We also recognise the many dedicated fans who have supported the show since it was first shown on SBS in 2005."

Zemiro added, "There’s been a lot of love on Twitter with lovely things and I think I’m going to start posting once a week one of my favourite duets from the show."

Though the TV format is over, the live RocKwiz spectacle will continue, with its Really Really Good Friday show confirmed to go ahead this April, as well as at Bluesfest 2019. 

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