They’re two of our city’s most loved stars of TV and radio which is why we’re super proud to crown Jimmy Giggle and Chrissie Swan as the 2018 Moomba Monarchs. Every day they bring tonnes of laughter and fun to both parents and kids alike, making them perfect candidates to rule the Moomba roost!
The crowning of the Moomba Monarchs is one of the festival’s most iconic ceremonial traditions. Over the years, Moomba Kings and Queens, who reign over the parade, have included the likes of Bert Newton, Dame Edna and Molly Meldrum, as well as sporting and community heroes such as Cathy Freeman, and Stevie and Michelle Payne.
Jimmy Giggle (aka Jimmy Rees)
After his big debut on ABC For Kids, Jimmy Giggle and his trusty side kick, Hoot, are now superstars in family homes across Australia. From their wonky, recycled house they keep the little ones entertained in the morning, afternoon and night. And, we have it on good authority, the mums love him just us much as the kids!
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With her down to earth attitude and off the cuff antics, Melburnian Chrissie Swan is one of Australia’s most-loved personalities. Chrissie is now a household name for families across Melbourne as she co-hosts breakfast radio on NOVA100 Melbourne. A Silver Logie winner with over a decade in the business, Chrissie has won hearts all over Australia for her candid approach to life and her can do attitude.
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|2017||Guy Grossi and Karen Martini|
|2016||Michelle and Stevie Payne|
|2015||Shane Warne and Pallavi Sharda|
|2014||Bert Newton and Lucy Durack|
|2013||Community and Emergency Services|
|2012||Harry Kewell and Natalie Bassingthwaighte|
|2011||Mick Malthouse and Ruby Rose|
|2010||Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum and Kate Ceberano|
|1997||Lano and Woodley|
|1993||The Oarsome Foursome|
|1989||Con the Fruiterer|
|1987||Paul McNamee and Marita Jones|
|1986||Peter Brock and Ingrid Johansen|
|1985||Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum and Anne Erikson|
|1984||Kevin Bartlett and Kim Kermonde|
|1983||Daryl Somers and Linda Knight|
|1982||Frank Thring & Sharon McKenzie|
|1981||Lou Richards and Kim Formosa|
|1980||Paul Cronin and Elizabeth Egan|