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'We heard those comments loud and clear': Channel Seven reinstate AXED lifestyle shows after receiving overwhelming viewer backlash

By Joe Scek For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 05:27 GMT, 25 January 2020 | Updated: 05:27 GMT, 25 January 2020

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Channel Seven will reinstate a bevvy of axed lifestyle programs after sponsors stepped in to foot the bill.

Despite being on air for two decades, Queensland's Creek to Coast, Queensland Weekender and The Great Day Out were dropped from the network in November.

According to The Courier-Mail, overwhelming viewer backlash encouraged Seven's Queensland boss Ben Roberts Smith to reconsider the cancellations.  

Cancelled: Channel Seven has reinstated several axed lifestyle shows, including Queensland Weekender, however longtime favourite, Sydney Weekender, hosted by former cricketer Mike Whitney remains cancelled (pictured)

Cancelled: Channel Seven has reinstated several axed lifestyle shows, including Queensland Weekender, however longtime favourite, Sydney Weekender, hosted by former cricketer Mike Whitney remains cancelled (pictured)

Apparently Ben Roberts Smith contacted the shows' major sponsors, and brokered a deal to provide them with funding withdrawn by the network.

'When we announced the changes, the viewers made it pretty clear that the shows were loved and would be missed and we heard those comments loud and clear,' Roberts-Smith revealed.

'Off the back of that I started having discussions, and so did others in production, with our sponsors and partners to ascertain whether they could support it and they were very interested in getting on board.'

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