Bert was voted the "'The Eddie' for Most Over Exposed TV Personality" in the 2007 Fugly Awards.
In September 2006, Bert's mistake of calling Muhammad Ali 'the boy' at the 1979 Logie Awards was listed at #36 in TV Week's 'Top 50 most memorable moments on Australian television' list.
At the Australian Logies Awards in 1979, Bert Newton introduced Muhammad Ali. While joking around with the boxer, Bert said, "I like the boy" which Muhammad took to be a racial slur. Bert managed to joke his way out of the gaffe. Later, Muhammad was the one to announce Bert had won the Gold Logie.
As at May 2007, Bert appears on Channel Nine's Bert's Family Feud, Mon-Fri at 5:30 p.m. (EST)
In 2006, Bert moved from Network Ten to Network Nine, where he began his television career. He returned as host of the successful game show, Family Fued.
Bert (on making the Top 50 most memorable moments on Australian television for calling Muhammad Ali 'the boy'): In the many retellings of this story, it's forgotten that at the time I was doing a series of live KFC commercials as Colonel Sanders and one of the catchphrases was 'I like the boy!' I hope it's not the only moment for which I'm remembered, but it was a great moment for all concerned. Live television - the only way to go!