. . . we reach Shanhaiguan.
Hi, welcome to Countdown, and, um, I’m your host Emma “Wally” Nicholas. We’ve got a great show for you today so I, like, hope you can stick with us all the way through to the end, you know?
First up, we’ve got the Walking the Wall duo about to finish their, um, tour of China. The husband-and-wife team have spent the last year on the road, clocking up nearly 3600 gigs all along the length of the Great Wall. Final performance is set for, like, June 14 in Shanhaiguan, so stay tuned. We’ll be counting down the days till the end of their tour.
We’ve also heard that they’ve suffered several equipment failures over the past week and both hikers are showing signs of, um, physical deterioration. I mean, as painful as it might be, this, um, sort of thing is common on such a long tour, you know? Just as well that families will be meeting them in Shanhaiguan. I mean, maybe someone else can carry their bags back for them.
For the non-Australians who are wondering why Emma is wearing a silly cowboy hat and sitting next to a squirrel (or even for the Australians who are wondering that), Countdown was an immensely popular music show in the 70s and 80s hosted by a cowboy-hat-wearing Ian “Molly” Meldrum (the squirrel was a last-minute addition to the photo).