IT'S HAPPENING! 'Spicks & Specks' Is Returning For A Full Series Complete With Adam, Myf & Alan

25 November 2020 | 3:14 pm | Jessica Dale

Our wishes have come true.

Image via Twitter

Image via Twitter

The wishes of Spicks & Specks fans have finally come true with ABC announcing today that the much-loved music quiz show will be returning. 

The broadcaster has announced the news as part of their 2021 Upfronts today, sharing that the show's original line-up of host Adam Hills and team captains Myf Warhurst and Alan Brough will be returning to the program in 2021. 

While information is still limited, Warhurst has confirmed via Twitter that the show will be returning as a full series. See the post below. 

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It's clear that fans still had an appetite for the program after it returned with the original line-up for a run of specials over the past few years. 

The return proved to be a huge ratings success for the ABC with ratings over 700,000 for the first of the special episodes, seeing it beat the wildly popular Hamish & Andy's Perfect Holiday.

Back in April, Hills told The Green Room With Neil Griffiths podcast that there was talk "quite recently" about shooting a new ten-episode season.

"I don't think we'd ever do 40 again. I think that just would take up too much time," Hills told host Neil Griffiths.

"There was talk of doing a series of ten at some point this year, but then I had to juggle that around The Last Leg and the Paralympics. And now, the Paralympics have been cancelled as well, or postponed, so there's definitely a possibility [of more Spicks & Specks episodes]," Hills said.

"It also, again, comes down to whether or not you can still have people on a panel and people in the audience. If we ever go back to those days... [team captains Alan Brough and Myf Warhurst] and I all want it to happen.

"It's just a matter of logistically pulling it together. But yeah, I think there could be some more."

The series originally ran from 2005 to 2011 and was then relaunched in 2014 with Josh Earl as host, joined by Ella Hooper and Adam Richard as team captains. 

The Music has reached out to ABC for comment.

Check out the full The Green Room episode with Hills on Spotify, Apple Podcasts (below) or wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts.