Myf Warhurst Discovers Connection to John Farnham
Myf Warhurst has delved into her family history and discovered some deep connections to the music and entertainment sector.
The music journalist and radio and television broadcaster was determined to learn the truth about a ‘handshake adoption’ which took place in her paternal line, but discovered much more.
Her history and connections will be revealed in tonight’s episode of SBS’ “Who Do You Think You Are?”
In the show, she uncovers her three-times great grandfather was a vocalist and entertainer during the Gold Rush. She also discovers a direct link to Australian music royalty, April Byron – a 1960s pop star who dated John Farnham.
Warhurst said she was completely blown away by the information she uncovered on the show.
“It’s almost unbelievable. I can’t get my head around it really,” she said.
“Goodness me, if I had known in the ’80s that I had a relative who was part of the entire [music] scene, that would have blown my tiny mind. That’s incredible.”
The discoveries also solidified the importance of music in her life.
“Music is everything for me. It’s kind of in me. It’s the soundtrack to my life, essentially,” she said.
Warhurst is currently Australia’s commentator for the Eurovision Song Contest alongside comedian Joel Creasey and co-hosts the weekly arts and culture podcast “Bang On” with Zan Rowe. Previously, she’s been a long-running captain on ABC’s “Spicks and Specks” as well as a radio host on ABC, Triple J and Triple M.
“Who Do You Think You Are?” with Myf Warhurst screens on Tuesday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m. on SBS and SBS On Demand.