It was in 2011 when Spicks and Speck-tacular opened to an average weekly audience of 1.35 million viewers.
Adam Hills, Myf Warhurst, and Alan Brough created a show that was so popular families sat around the TV and re-created a bonding experience for the family. The show welcomed people of all ages to try and play along and share in the laughter.
The show has had a long run. All of seven years, 277 episodes, and more than 150 guests, the show ended on 23 November 2011 with a bang, showing a special finale episode. This marks the end of what had become both an institution and an icon on Australian television.
After the show, the cast made a special ‘thank-you’ to fans with the Spicks and Speck-tacular – The Finale production. The show is based on the musical trivia show where Alan and Myf created memories associated with the show. It was a memorable one, filled with laughter, timeless memories, and live music.
The show started off loudly at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion. It gave the fans something to look forward to; a chance for them to say their goodbyes to the hosts, even as they and the show’s crew felt like rock stars for at least a night.
The show made its way toward Sydney up to Newcastle, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Canberra, Wollongong, Adelaide, Perth, and the final stop was where the show had its roots, Melbourne. A special treat was the presence of Kit Warhurst, Steve Hesketh, and Gus Agars—collectively known as the Specktors.
Adam Hills, Myf Warhurst, and Alan Brough all appreciated what the show brought and the opportunity to have done the show. That it was sold-out was an understatement at the time.