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Celebrity Squares (Australia)

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This Australian version of Hollywood Squares originally aired in 1967 with John Bailey hosting on Channel Ten.

Channel 9 revived the concept 8-years later with Jimmy Hannan hosting and Max Rowley announcing.

The revival – broadcast five nights a week, Monday to Friday throughout the nation – became the top rating show in the 6pm time slot within just four weeks.

Based on noughts and crosses, contestants were asked to choose a celebrity who, in turn, was asked a question by compere Hannan. A nought or cross was then awarded, depending on the answer, and completion of a row either up, down, across or diagonally won the game.


Regular panellists included Chelsea Brown, Ugly Dave Gray, Barbie Rodgers, Bert Newton, Patti Newton, Malcolm T Elliott and Beryl Cheers.

John Bailey
Jimmy Hannan
Max Rowley