Somers began his professional television career on July 14, 1971, when he took over as host of Cartoon Corner, a children's program that had previously been presented by James Kemsley and was previously known as Skeeter's Cartoon Corner. "Hi, I'm Daryl Somers; Skeeter will no longer be with us, and now it's time for a cartoon," Daryl said first.
His audition consisted of him doing a Mr Magoo impression. He got paid $75 per week ($863.22 in 2022 dollars) to do the show.
Hey Hey It's Saturday premiered on October 9, 1971, later that year.
The series' unique blend of irreverent humour quickly drew it a large adult audience.
Hey Hey It's Saturday was one of the most successful and continuously high-rated programmes in Australian television history at its peak, garnering numerous honors, including three Gold Logie awards for Somers.
Daryl took over as host of the quiz show Family Feud in 1980, replacing Tony Barber for three years and 713 episodes.
In June 1982, he was given his own night-time TV variety show, The Daryl Somers Show, which ran for 18 months and was modeled after The Don Lane Show.
During this time, Somers continued to run Hey Hey.
Daryl won his first Gold Logie Award for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television in 1983, proving that hard effort pays off.
Somers returned to television in late 2004 when he joined with Nine Network's primary competitor, Seven Network, which broadcast Dancing with the Stars, a weekly live show in which ten celebrities compete in a dance competition. He departed Dancing with the Stars in 2007.
He released several albums, which also brought him a profit in addition to his constant leading engagements.
Daryl Somers' net worth is currently estimated at $10 million.
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Daryl Somers is married to Julie da Costa.
Daryl Somers with his wife Julie
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