Fresh from their summer holidays, Charlie, Serena, Tu and Camilla the Gorilla are back – and can’t wait to bring TV2 viewers the 27th year of the Kiwi institution that is What Now, every Sunday morning.
This year What Now promises more games, more fun, more mess and many more prizes. It’s all about connecting with kids and getting involved – be it on the phone, online or by post.
The team have made a number of changes to keep the show as fresh and exciting as ever. The brand new ‘Game Zone’ will be unveiled. It’s designed to be an early morning adrenaline shot to get kids moving. Players will first pitch themselves against ‘Shape ‘n’ Shift’ to see if they can shape up and make it through a cut out figure before getting swept into the pool; while best friends will test their friendship and their knowledge of each other in Foam-A-Friend. The final hurdle is the Super Circuit – a fast paced, high flying obstacle course, for those brave souls with a head for heights.
There are new studio games to play as well including Flushed Away, where callers team up with a studio partner in a live battle-it-out phone quiz, the losing team mate gets flushed down the toilet! Pick up the phone to spot the hidden celebrity, win a prize and deliver a wedgie or identify the sped up songs performed by ‘Charlie and the Chipmunks’. Each Sunday four lucky winners will be randomly selected on the phone and online to win goodies.
That’s not the only opportunity to win prizes; What Now has more competitions that you can poke a stick at. The winning family of the Ultimate Experience competition will fly in to the show’s studios in Christchurch as VIPs for a weekend of behind-the-scenes fun, dinner with the presenters, watching the show and of course – getting gunged!
Also kicking off this term is the wacky Design-A-Saurus competition, viewers can design their own dinosaur in a bid to take home a life-size model – that will give the neighbours something to talk about! Charlie says; “this year we are giving you even MORE chances to win even COOLER prizes. It’ll be insane!”
This year Spyrider is bigger and better than ever before. Roving presenter Tumehe will travel the countryside to find some really spectacular places in New Zealand – follow him as he visits an off shore oil rig, Aoraki, the Abel Tasman and White Island to name a few. Tu will also be surprising more kids, making wake up calls and playing pranks on teachers in town and communities all over the country.
Tu is looking forward to jumping in the Spyrider and getting started, saying; “I can’t wait to play our crazy, adventurous new games. They will boggle your brain so you’ll never be the same!”
This week the focus is on National Children’s Day. Tu will be in Rawene meeting the locals and catching the ferry. There is the new cartoon ‘Class Of 3000′ to watch and as always the ‘Teleops’ will be standing by to answer the phone lines and make sure more viewers get a chance to take part in the show.
What Now is back with a bang, so join the team for two whole hours of LIVE TV every Sunday morning from 8.00am on TV2.
Sundays, 8.00 – 10.00am on TV2