Anthony Callea says he's been asked to sing at Bert Newton's funeral

Alicia Vrajlal
Entertainment Editor

Anthony Callea has opened up about the great friendship he’s developed with Bert Newton over the past few years.

The former Australian Idol star says he keeps in touch with the 80-year-old TV host after they worked together on a stage production in 2013, and in fact, he’s included in Bert’s will.

“I think I’m in his will actually, he told me that I’m in his will to sing at his funeral,” Anthony told hit105’s Stav, Abby and Matt this week.

Anthony Callea has revealed he’s been asked to sing at Bert Newton’s funeral. Source: Getty

“We haven’t discussed rates yet,” he then joked.

When the Brisbane-based radio hosts asked him what he’d be singing, Anthony had a cheeky response.

“They don’t tell me what to sing unless they’re paying,” he laughed.

Anthony and Australian TV star Bert Newton worked together a couple of years ago. Source: Getty

Anthony opened up about the great dynamic the pair shared when they previously worked together.

“We shared a dressing room together and we had so much bloody fun,” revealed Anthony. “He’s so naughty.

“I used to play so many jokes on him. He used to have his dressing gown in the dressing room just waiting there in between scenes and so I used to go and put that in the freezer.”

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