Showbiz legend, TV and radio personality
Australian showbiz legend Patti Newton began her long and successful career at the extraordinarily young age of four and, some decades later, still appears regularly on stage and screen.
From playing pantomime to working on radio, Patti moved on to the Seven Network when television began in Australia.
After she joined the Nine Network, Patti became In Melbourne Tonight’s best known singer/dancer and sketch worker with Bert Newton, Graham Kennedy and later, Don Lane. She later appeared regularly with Bert Newton on Good Morning Australia for 14 years and was one of their most popular presenters.
In late 2007, Patti returned to television on Channel 7’s top-rating Dancing with the Stars. Patti was one of the series favourites and scored a creditable third place.
More recently, in 2012, Patti Newton starred in Channel Nine’s Celebrity Apprentice, coming in sixth place out of the twelve contestants. Since her appearance on the show, Patti has been in demand as an event speaker on women’s issues and her amazing life and career.
Patti is a candid, relaxed and upbeat speaker and entertains audiences with stories of her surviving 50 years in show business and being a celebrity in this day and age.
During her long career, Patti has worked in leading theatres and cabarets in Australia and Europe and supported many international stars including Lulu and Cilla Black. She was also a resident compere and entertainer on the luxury liner QE2.
In 1997, Patti was honoured for her commitment to entertaining the troops in Vietnam. Patti has performed at many charity shows for Vietnam veterans and their families over the years and considers this contribution a very special part of her show business career.
Patti’s theatre credits include The Wizard of Oz, Sound of Music and Bye Bye Birdie.
From 2008 – 2011 Patti became the new ‘face of’ for fashion brand Millers Clothing.
Patti Newton continues to be in demand for various television and cabaret specials and is a regular on 3AW with Bruce Mansfield and Philip Brady each Monday evening in Melbourne.