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TFI Friday coming to Thursdays on @ABC2

ProgrammingKevin Perry

Chris Evans hosts TFI Friday on ABC2
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ABC2 has announced it will air the cult classic UK series TFI FRIDAY in Australia for the first time.

The UK has recently welcomed the return of the 90’s entertainment show that shocked and delighted a nation, for a new ten-episode run.

Screening each Thursday at 9.15pm on ABC2 (just six days after the episode airs in the UK), TFI FRIDAY will feature the biggest names in showbiz, who pop in to perform a song or to have a chat with host Chris Evans, or for something else completely bonkers.


For Australians it will be a good chance to experience Chris Evans at his irrelevant best before he commences his new role as host of Top Gear. Next weeks guests include singer Justin Bieber, actor Dawn French, hip hop stars Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, X-Men: Apocalypse actor Nicholas Hoult and synth-pop duo - Hurts.

During the ‘90’s (and again this year for a 90 minute reunion special) TFI FRIDAY was a seminal UK TV institution that kicked down the doors to the weekend. It was fresh, raucous, rowdy and relentlessly inventive. Filmed in a bar in front of a fun and frisky audience, host Chris Evans (soon to be the new front man for TOP GEAR) presided over a freewheeling mix of live music, comedy sketches, daft games, celebrity interviews and a host of well loved catchphrases. TFI FRIDAY changed the face of UK television and revolutionised modern chat and entertainment shows.