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HYPNOTIST KEITH BARRY AND HOST DARYL SOMERS MES­MERISE IN THE NAME OF CASH AND COM­EDY

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Hey Hey It’s Satur­day star Daryl Somers says he re­mains open to work­ing with for­mer co-host Jo Beth Tay­lor should the show re­turn.

Somers says Nine Net­work’s di­rec­tor of tele­vi­sion Michael Healy ap­proached him about repris­ing Hey Hey It’s Satur­day.

Part of the talk in­cluded an an­niver­sary spe­cial for the show which started in 1971.

The sub­ject was raised af­ter Somers signed on to host new fam­ily show You’re Back in the

Room, which launches on Sun­day. The show is about peo­ple do­ing hi­lar­i­ous things un­der hyp­no­sis.

“Michael is the one who ap­proached me ... ’would you still think of

Hey Hey. It’s 45 years this year and it’s 60 years of tele­vi­sion, so there is rea­son to re­visit it and do a spe­cial’,” Somers says. “Firstly we are do­ing Back In

The Room and if Nine is hot to trot, we’ll do a Hey Hey or two.”

Somers says his men­tor Ernie Car­roll, the man be­hind (and inside) Ossie Os­trich on

Hey Hey It’s Satur­day, is also up for an­other stint.

“He’s 86 and I love Ernie ... He’d be up for it.”

Just who would be Somers’ off­sider – he had sev­eral dur­ing the show’s 28-year con­sec­u­tive run, in­clud­ing Tay­lor – would de­pend on avail­abil­ity.

Somers is still keen to work with or along­side Tay­lor de­spite her la­belling her for­mer boss “ego­cen­tric” when she ap­peared on I’m A Celebrity ... Get Me Out

Of Here! this year. He says he has since spo­ken with Tay­lor and her words did not dent a solid re­la­tion­ship.

“She said she spent 20 min­utes say­ing all the great things you have done for me and all the other peo­ple blah, blah blah, and they just picked on a cou­ple of things ... and turned it into a neg­a­tive.

“I said, ‘I know how these things hap­pen and don’t even

think about it’.”

You’re Back in the Room, Nine, Sun­day at 7pm

Daryl Somers hosts You’re

Back in the Room.

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