Hi-5’s Tim Harding says a family-focused reunion could go ahead – after Nathan Foley backtracked on claims an adults-only show was in the works
Children of all ages were delighted when Nathan Foley announced an adults-only Hi-5 reunion show last month, only to backtrack on his promise.
And fellow Hi-5 alumni Tim Harding is also interested in bringing the original band back together, but he wants a more family-friendly approach.
Speaking to Triple M Newcastle’s Tanya and Steve, Tim revealed that a reunion is still on the cards but it won’t be an 18-plus show.
‘We’ve been stunned at the amount of the interest’: Hi-5’s Tim Harding revealed a family-focused reunion could go ahead, after Nathan Foley backtracked on adult-only show rumours
‘We are still talking about it. We are having a conversation. It’s an extensive, long conversation. There’s a lot to work out,’ said the 42-year-old children’s entertainer.
He added: ‘We’ve been stunned at the amount of interest.’
When asked whether it will be an adults-only show, similar to The Wiggles’ charity concert, Tim said he wants to keep it family friendly.
The old gang! In Nathan’s original post on Tuesday, he shared a picture of the original Hi-5 lineup including himself, Charli Robinson (centre), Kathleen de Leon Jones (centre, right), Kellie Crawford (left) and Tim Harding (right)
‘The reality is, all the kids who grew up watching Hi-5 are grown up. And a lot of them have their own kids,’ he said.
As a result, there will most likely be children in the audience and things can’t be too suggestive.
‘[Explicit content] could potentially rule out a lot of people who would love to come. I think logistically speaking, a family show would be best,’ he added.
The old gang! Tim Harding (left) is also interested in bringing the original team back together, but he wants to focus on a more family-friendly approach
It comes after Nathan, 40, told fans that the adult-only show wasn’t confirmed.
‘I’ve got to clear some things up because I’m getting inundated [with calls] and messages,’ he said on Instagram.
‘So the other day at The Wiggles reunion, I did a little one-minute melody of some Hi-5 songs and it went crazy.
‘Let me just clear something up. This concert is not confirmed yet, there is nothing solid going on [and] nothing is concrete.’
High five! When asked about whether it would be an adult-only show, similar to The Wiggles charity concert, Tim was a warier than his co-star Nathan
A whole new look: Nathan (right) also revealed he has been speaking to the other group members, Charli Robinson, Kathleen de Leon Jones, Kellie Crawford and Tim (left), but they’re all ‘pretty busy’
Nathan added that he had been speaking to the other members – including Charli Robinson, Kathleen de Leon Jones, Kellie Crawford and Tim – but ‘they’re all pretty busy’.
‘We have been group messaging to try and organise a show [but] we don’t know when it’s going to be. We’re all pretty busy individually,’ he said.
‘There is going to be no promises but we are really trying to get something up and running for you guys.’
One, two, three, four…Hi-5! ‘There is going to be no promises but we are really trying to get something up and running for you guys,’ Nathan explained