Bert Newton's Final Farewell Will Take Place This Morning, Here's What You Need To Know

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Bert Newton will be farewelled by close family and friends in Melbourne today. 

The legendary Australian entertainer, who passed away last month will be farewelled at a state funeral in Melbourne on Friday. 

Tanya and Steve caught up with Entertainment reporter Peter Ford, a longtime friend and colleague of Bert who will attend the funeral today. 

He revealed what we can expect from the ceremony - including a eulogy from Eddie McGuire and a song from Anthony Callea. 

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews offered Bert's widow, Patti, his wife of 47 years, a state funeral not long after his death on October 30.

The service is limited to close family and friends, will be held at St Patrick’s Cathedral in East Melbourne, with official proceedings to get underway at 10am.

Pete said most of all Bert would be remembered for his kindness and generosity. 

The state funeral which will air on Channel 7, Channel 9 and Channel 10 from 9.15am AEDT on November 12.

11 November 2021




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