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It’s noice! Cult classic Kath & Kim returns for 20th anniversary special

Asyia Iftikhar July 20, 2022
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Kath and Kim in Kath's backyard.

Kath and Kim in Kath's backyard. (Getty)

Dynamic mother and daughter duo Kath & Kim will grace screens for with the first new episode in 15 years. 

Rumours were sparked among fans that a 20th anniversary special was on the cards, and it has now been confirmed with filming starting this week in Melbourne. 

Jane Turner and Gina Riley who play Kath and Kim, respectively, were spotted in south Melbourne alongside co-stars and fictional husbands, Glenn Robbins and Peter Rowsthorn, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.

And, of course, best friend Sharon played by Magda Szubanski will also be joining. 

Kath, Kim and Sharon in kitchen in 'Kath & Kim'
Kath, Kim and Sharon in ‘Kath & Kim’. (YouTube)

It is believed this new sketch material will be joined by a selection of best-of and rare scenes from the original show which aired for two years between 2002 and 2004. 

Kath & Kim originated in 1994 as part of sketch show Big Girl’s Blouse, but the Fountain Lakes warring mother and daughter soon made their own dedicated series. 

The Kath & Kim cinematic universe included a telemovie Da Kath & Kim Code in 2005 which proved a hit in Australia, with a surprise fourth season with a new broadcaster in 2007. 

Reactions to the news are already rolling in from speculation about whether Australian actor turned pop sensation Kylie Minogue will be returning as Epponnee-Rae to general elation among millennial gays everywhere. 

Back in March, Magda Szubanski took fans down memory lane after the death of cricketer Shane Warne who had a guest appearance in the fourth season.

She shared behind the scene pictures with the caption: “Just got sent these gorgeous behind the scenes pics. Shane was so sweet. God we had fun.”

There is currently no news about an exact release date or broadcaster for the special, but fans will likely have to wait until 2024 as this marks the 20th anniversary of the show first being broadcast.

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