On Friday, some of Australia’s most well-known senior television stars reunited in Sydney to film a remarkable new project.
Melissa Bell, 49, Rowena Wallace, 74, and Tony Barber, 82, from Sale of the Century, were spotted getting to work on a mystery TV show in Sydney’s CBD.
Ada Nicodemou, 44, from Home and Away, Ajay Rochester, 53, from The Biggest Loser, and Perfect Match host Greg Evans, 68, were also spotted filming scenes at the Castlereagh Boutique Hotel.
Melissa, who rose to popularity on E Street and Neighbours, looked stunning in a Valentino gown with a matching head scarf.
The busty blonde, who is now a real estate agent, completed the ensemble with a Louis Vuitton purse and seemed to be having a great time on set.
‘I’m all set for My Close Up… Melissa posted on Instagram last week, “A very amazing evening of filming.”
Melissa’s big break came in 1991, when she was cast as Lucy Robinson on Neighbours.
Since then, she has reprised the role on a sporadic basis.
In the meantime, Prisoner star Rowena Wallace, 74, appeared to be at ease on set as she smoked a cigarette in between takes.
She looked elegant with a black blouse and chandelier earrings, which she paired with a black and white patterned overcoat.
The blonde is best remembered for her roles as Anne Griffin on the popular soap Prisoner in the early 1980s and as Pat the Rat, or Patricia, on Sons and Daughters.
Rowena was born in Coventry, England, and grew up in Australia, where she pursued her passion for acting, landing jobs in Neighbours and Home and Away over the years.
She has received numerous honours, including a Gold Logie Award for Sons and Daughters in 1984.
Meanwhile, Tony Barber, 82, looked dapper in a suit as he arrived on set in Sydney last week with his veteran co-stars.
In the 1970s and 1980s, the English-born media personality was the king of game shows, anchoring the hit show Sale of the Century from 1980 until 1991.
In the 1970s, the Gold Logie winner presented Family Feud, The Great Temptation, and Jeopardy!
Tony competed on Dancing With The Stars in 2013, and after his late wife Helen died of pancreatic illness, he raised donations for The Forgotten Cancers charity.
He has now remarried, and he and his wife Kristine married in 2011.
‘It’s no good being in your 70s, 80s, or 90s if you’re not doing anything.’ In terms of entering the ballroom for the TV show and staying physically fit, he remarked, “I’m putting my body where my mouth is.”
Greg Evans, the 68-year-old host of Perfect Match, was another familiar face on set.
From 1983 through 1989, Perfect Match was a dating game programme.
For the first three years, Greg hosted the show before being replaced by Cameron Daddo.
Ajay Rochester, the former host of The Biggest Loser, donned a long black dress with a gold leaf design across the waist and boots.
After a health scare last year, the mother of one claimed she plans to follow in Rebel Wilson’s footsteps and announce her own ‘year of health.’
‘It’s time for me to reclaim my health and fitness!’ She tweeted beside a selfie of herself in the hospital, “If Rebel Wilson can do it, so can I!”
From 2006 through 2009, the 53-year-old was the host of The Biggest Loser Australia, where he was famed for his dispute with trainer Michelle Bridges.
Their feud erupted after Michelle made the unusual comment that she has “yet to meet someone enormously obese and happy.”
Michelle was invited to ‘kiss my fat happy a!’ Ajay responded by uploading a photo of her naked bottom on Instagram and encouraging Michelle to ‘kiss my fat happy a!’
She also said that Michelle had been tough to work with on in an interview with 2DayFM around this time.
Ada Nicodemou, who starred in Home and Away, was also spotted on the set of the project in Sydney on Friday.
She was dressed elegantly in a black and white gown with a tiered skirt and balloon sleeves.
Ada styled her short hair over her shoulders and wore black Dior slingback shoes that cost roughly $1,490.