It's A Knockout Celebrity Special: Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue and more

Title:
It's A Knockout Celebrity Special: Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue and more
NFSA ID:
538279
Year:
1987
Courtesy:
Network Ten
Category:
Access fees

It's a Knockout (1985–87) was a hugely popular show on Australian television in the 1980s. 

The show followed an identical format to the 1970s show Almost Anything Goes and was loud, chaotic and colourful.

It was hosted by Fiona MacDonald and Billy J Smith, and featured teams made up from local sports clubs and community groups competing for cash prizes.

The Celebrity series, held once a year, was hugely popular among television audiences. Teams were made up of celebrities from Network Ten, radio personalities, athletes, sports stars and others from 4 states who competed against each other to win money for their chosen charities. 

In this clip, from the fourth star-studded It's a Knockout Celebrity Special, the teams are introduced and we meet the team captains. Some of stars in this episode included Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue and Tina Arena.

We then see the first challenge, which involves a team member dressed in a bee costume battling their way through an obstacle course, with very funny results.

This final It's a Knockout Celebrity Special was recorded on 15 August 1986, but not broadcast until the following year.

Production Company:
Grundy Television Pty Ltd, Network Ten
Hosts:
Fiona MacDonald, Billy J Smith