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EXCLUSIVE: Inside Kath and Kim’s million-dollar comeback!

Our favourite foxy ladies from Fountain Lakes are returning to the small screen.
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Get ready to crack open the ‘cardonnay’ because after being the worst-kept secret in the Australian entertainment industry this year, it has been officially confirmed that Kath and Kim are back!

WATCH: Kath and Kim at the 2012 TV WEEK Logie Awards

The foxiest morons from Fountain Lakes, played by Gina Riley and Jane Turner, are getting together for an epic two part reunion special, Kath & Kim: Our Effluent Life and Kath & Kim: 20 Preposterous Years, will start airing on November 20th. 

Brighton’s finest Trude and Prue have made the guest list, and will appear beside the iconic mother-daughter duo Kath Day-Knight (Jane), Kimberly Craig (Gina), Kath’s butcher husband Kel (Glenn Robbins) Kim’s husband Brett (Peter Rowsthorn) and Kim’s second-best friend Sharon Strzelecki (Magda Szubanski).

This first part of the 20-year celebration also features a special tribute to Shane Warne, laugh-out-loud highlights from events such as the Logies and the AFL Grand Final – and oh em gee – an 18-year-old Chris Hemsworth pashes on with Kath and Kimmy.

The following night sees the foxy ladies joined by a myriad of friends and stars to take a look deep inside the nooks and unexplored crannies of the Kath & Kim universe. 

Along the way, there will be more rarely-seen vision and goofs from the archives and hilarious behind-the-scenes highlights, dug out from more than 1,000 tapes and 240 shoot days.

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Kath and Kim are getting together for an epic reunion. (Credit: ABC/Seven)

Special guest stars Sonia Kruger, Celia Pacquola and Collingwood footballer Mason Cox are also joining in on the fun.

But, spoiler alert – apparently nothing much has changed for the ladies since we last saw them.

“Well Kim has never actually moved out for more than a week, so it’s not much of a reunion, as [a] here we go again, peoples!” Jane told The Herald Sun.

The cast got together in South Melbourne a few months ago to shoot “10 minutes of new footage for the show, which will run as a 20-to-One-style format of hits, memories and unseen clips from the vault,” says a source.

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“It’s not much of a reunion, as [a] here we go again, peoples!” Jane told The Herald Sun. (Credit: Getty)

The one-off reunion show marks 20 years since the comedy series became an unexpected cult hit.

Kath & Kim aired for four seasons and spawned two feature film spin-offs. The gang was all last together in 2012 for their Kath & Kimderella flick.

In 2019, the show won over a new generation of fans when it found a home on streaming giant Netflix, where it is consistently ranked as one of the top programs watched by the global audience.

While Kath and Kim might want to be ‘effluent’, it is really Gina and Jane who are set to rake it in after reprising their famous roles.

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In 2019, the show won over a new generation of fans when it found a home on streaming giant Netflix. (Credit: ABC/Seven)

The stars, who now prefer to take on smaller roles and stay out of the spotlight, were paid a reported massive $3 million in 2007 when Seven lured them away from the ABC to make a fourth season following a three-year hiatus.

But after this many years, that eye-watering figure is expected to pale in comparison to their new fee.

“It’s fair to say that Gina and Jane are going to be laughing all the way to the bank,” says a TV insider.

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