Golden: Eddie McGuire and Molly Meldrum are leading a campaign to have the Gold Logie renamed in Bert Newton's honour following his death on Saturday. Pictured at a 2007 Logies event with (L-R) actresses Rachael Carpani, Simmone Jade Mackinnon and Kate Ritchie

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Eddie McGuire and Molly Meldrum marketing campaign to have the Gold Logie renamed in Bert Newton’s honour after the legendary TV star’s dying

Eddie McGuire and Molly Meldrum are main a marketing campaign to have the Gold Logie renamed in Bert Newton’s honour following his dying on Saturday.

Eddie, 57, instructed the Herald Solar that Bert was one of many individuals who ‘drove the Logies’ and so deserves to have the highest awarded named after him.

‘There’s the Graham Kennedy Award for Finest New Expertise, and the general excellence award ought to be named after somebody who personifies that and it is Bert Newton,’ Eddie stated on Monday.

Golden: Eddie McGuire and Molly Meldrum are leading a campaign to have the Gold Logie renamed in Bert Newton's honour following his death on Saturday. Pictured at a 2007 Logies event with (L-R) actresses Rachael Carpani, Simmone Jade Mackinnon and Kate Ritchie

Golden: Eddie McGuire and Molly Meldrum are main a marketing campaign to have the Gold Logie renamed in Bert Newton’s honour following his dying on Saturday. Pictured at a 2007 Logies occasion with (L-R) actresses Rachael Carpani, Simmone Jade Mackinnon and Kate Ritchie

Molly, 78, stated ‘Bert Newton was the Logies’ and ‘held that present collectively’ for years.

‘The Logies ought to undoubtedly honour Bert in that means, by naming the Gold Logie after him,’ added the famend music critic.

Bert died on Saturday night whereas in palliative care in Melbourne aged 83 after a collection of well being issues lately. 

Deserving honour: Eddie McGuire (left, at a Myer reopening with Molly Meldrum in Melbourne in March 2011) said Bert was one of the people who 'drove the Logies'

Deserving honour: Eddie McGuire (left, at a Myer reopening with Molly Meldrum in Melbourne in March 2011) stated Bert was one of many individuals who ‘drove the Logies’

He received 4 Gold Logies all through his stellar TV profession, and hosted the awards present 20 instances.

With a profession spanning seven many years, he was additionally a Logie Corridor of Fame inductee. 

Eddie described Bert as a ‘hero to me’, and added that he was additionally ‘a legend to me’.

'There's the Graham Kennedy Award for Best New Talent, and the overall excellence award should be named after someone who personifies that and it's Bert Newton,' insisted Eddie. Pictured with Bert at a launch in Melbourne in February 2006

‘There’s the Graham Kennedy Award for Finest New Expertise, and the general excellence award ought to be named after somebody who personifies that and it is Bert Newton,’ insisted Eddie. Pictured with Bert at a launch in Melbourne in February 2006 

'The Logies should definitely honour Bert in that way, by naming the Gold Logie after him,' said Molly. Pictured with Bert at an industry funeral in Melbourne in May 2003

‘The Logies ought to undoubtedly honour Bert in that means, by naming the Gold Logie after him,’ stated Molly. Pictured with Bert at an trade funeral in Melbourne in Might 2003

‘I knew I might made it when Bert, one, knew my title and, two, named a toupee after me. He stated I used to be on all the things, I could as effectively be on his head,’ laughed Eddie.  

Bert’s dying was introduced on Twitter by leisure journalist Peter Ford on Saturday evening.  

‘I’ve very unhappy information. Showbiz icon Bert Newton has died at age 83. It was exceptional profession on TV, stage & radio,’ he wrote. 

RIP: Bert's death was announced on Twitter by entertainment journalist Peter Ford on Saturday night. Pictured with his wife Patti Newton

RIP: Bert’s dying was introduced on Twitter by leisure journalist Peter Ford on Saturday evening. Pictured along with his spouse Patti Newton

‘Sadly he did not get the final chapter he deserved. He was an important mentor & buddy to me. Condolences to Patti, Lauren, Matthew & prolonged household.’

The prolific star will probably be honoured at a state funeral, with Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews making the announcement on Sunday. 

‘We’ll all have a possibility to honour his reminiscence, his expertise and his achievements at a state funeral. Particulars will probably be shared within the coming days,’ Mr Andrews introduced.

Recognition: The prolific star will be honoured at a state funeral, with Premier Daniel Andrews making the announcement on Sunday. Pictured at the Logies on the Gold Coast in July 2018

Recognition: The prolific star will probably be honoured at a state funeral, with Premier Daniel Andrews making the announcement on Sunday. Pictured on the Logies on the Gold Coast in July 2018