KAMAL ENDS SAD FEUD 'DARYL, I FORGIVE YOU!'
New Idea|September 20, 2021
HOWEVER, THE SINGER’S STILL WAITING FOR HIS INVITE TO THE REUNION...
Phillip Koch

Earlier this year, when the racism row over Daryl Somers’ once-popular variety show, Hey Hey It’s Saturday, erupted, the man at the center of it, Kamahl, admitted he was “humiliated”, but put up with it.

Now, the 86-year-old singer is offering an extraordinary olive branch to Daryl, who is currently producing a 50th anniversary special of the show for Channel 7. Kamahl tells New Idea exclusively he’d like to be part of the anticipated reunion.

“I hope Daryl will invite me to be a part of it, but he hasn’t yet,” reveals Kamahl, joking that he would even put on a kaftan, like the colourful ones he wore in the 1970s if it secured him a spot.

“Tell him I’m waiting impatiently for an invitation. I want an invitation.”

The racism row exploded in March when Daryl, 70, lamented the rise of cancel culture and a shift in public taste towards more “politically correct” jokes. He complained “you could not get away with half the stuff ” seen on Hey Hey.

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