Much loved ABC music trivia/comedy/variety show Spicks and Specks is hanging up its instruments and calling it a day (that is, until maybe falling ratings a few years down the track see management get Jake and Elwood to track down and get the band back together). The show, which has been a fixture on music fans’ TV screens on a Wednesday night for the last seven years, is set to end with an all star finale on 23rd of November.
Unlike many TV shows, even on the more benign ABC, it’s not for the usual reason that shows get the chop in the cut throat world of television. Apparently, the hosts and presenters wanted to go out on a high.
Adam Hills says that it’s about recognising that the best time to leave is while you’re on top. He argues “I have loved every second of my involvement with Spicks and Specks, and especially working with Alan and Myf. We always said we wanted to leave when we were on top and while we were still having fun, and now feels like the right time.”
Myf Warhurst said off the show’s run, “It’s been a wonderful privilege to be part of Spicks and Specks. I’ve worked with an incredible team of people, both on and off screen, and miraculously, managed to keep a job on TV for seven years, on a show that people love…This seems like the perfect time to wind things up.”