Details of Bert Newton's state funeral revealed


Details of Bert Newton’s state funeral revealed – 500 fully vaccinated guests will gather at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne


Bert Newton will be laid to rest at Melbourne’s St Patrick’s Cathedral next Friday, a new report has revealed. 

The Herald Sun reported on Friday that the family will hold a 10am service on Friday, November 12.

The attendance list will be capped at 500 fully vaccinated guests, consisting of family, friends and colleagues.

Farewell:  Bert Newton (pictured) will be laid to rest at Melbourne's St Patrick’s Cathedral at a 10am service on Friday, November 12

Farewell:  Bert Newton (pictured) will be laid to rest at Melbourne’s St Patrick’s Cathedral at a 10am service on Friday, November 12

The funeral will stream live at Federation Square and via the Victorian Government website. 

It will also air live on Channel 10, as well as Channel 9, The Herald Sun reports.    

Channel 10’s broadcast will feature a tribute to the Logie-winning entertainer beforehand in a special edition of Studio 10. 

Careful: The attendance list will be capped at 500 fully vaccinated guests consisting of family, friends and colleagues. Pictured: St Patrick’s Cathedral in East Melbourne, Victoria

Careful: The attendance list will be capped at 500 fully vaccinated guests consisting of family, friends and colleagues. Pictured: St Patrick’s Cathedral in East Melbourne, Victoria

Open: The funeral will stream live at Federation Square and via the Victorian Government website

Open: The funeral will stream live at Federation Square and via the Victorian Government website

‘Celebrating #BertNewton — join us for a very special edition of Studio 10 as we celebrate the life of Bert Newton with golden moments from the Channel 10 archive, memories from his friends and co-stars, and his state funeral live,’ it read. 

It seems fitting that the entertainer’s funeral is aired on 10, considering Newton famously hosted the network’s popular breakfast program Good Morning Australia. 

He presented the morning variety show for Australian audiences for 13 years from 1992 to 2005.

TV: It will also air live on Channel 10, as well as Channel 9. Channel 10's broadcast will feature a tribute to the Logie-winning entertainer beforehand in a special edition of Studio 10

TV: It will also air live on Channel 10, as well as Channel 9. Channel 10’s broadcast will feature a tribute to the Logie-winning entertainer beforehand in a special edition of Studio 10

Loss: Bert died in palliative care at a Melbourne hospital on Saturday at the age of 83

Loss: Bert died in palliative care at a Melbourne hospital on Saturday at the age of 83

Bert died in palliative care at a Melbourne hospital on Saturday at the age of 83.

The TV legend had a well publicised battle with illness over recent months. 

His state funeral next Friday will have the entire Newton family in attendance with the exception of son Matthew. 

Matthew, who currently resides in New York, will have a personal message read out at his father’s funeral instead. 

Absent: His state funeral next Friday will have the entire Newton family in attendance with the exception of son Matthew (right)

Absent: His state funeral next Friday will have the entire Newton family in attendance with the exception of son Matthew (right) 

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