Published On: Tue, May 4th, 2021

Nine releases its first look trailer at new quiz show The Weakest Link after delaying the launch

Channel Nine releases its first look trailer at new quiz show The Weakest Link after delaying the launch following host Magda Szubanski’s bizarre Twitter meltdown

Channel Nine has offered a sneak peek at its new quiz show The Weakest Link, which is set to air in the coming weeks.

On Monday, the network released a new trailer which shows glimpses of some of the show’s most memorable moments.

Host Magda Szubanski is first pictured on the set and says: ‘Is Australia a nation of know-it-alls or utter nincompoops?’

First look: Channel Nine released its first look trailer at new quiz show The Weakest Link after delaying the launch following host Magda Szubanski’s (pictured) bizarre Twitter meltdown

The contestants then answer questions incorrectly, and Magda yells: ‘What is going on? It’s the first show, this is your chance. Have a go.’

‘Only the ruthless will win. You are the weakest link,’ Magda then tells viewers.

It comes after  Nine delayed the premiere date for the quiz show The Weakest Link. 

The network had originally scheduled the program to launch on Tuesday, May 4, at 8:50pm, but it’s now expected to air later in the month, reported TV Blackbox.

Trailer: Host Magda Szubanski is first pictured on the set and says: 'Is Australia a nation of know-it-alls or utter nincompoops?'

Trailer: Host Magda Szubanski is first pictured on the set and says: ‘Is Australia a nation of know-it-alls or utter nincompoops?’

Nine will fill the vacant time slot with two movies: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle on May 4, and Central Intelligence the following week.

A Nine spokesperson blamed the programming change on The Weakest Link’s ‘tight production schedule’ – with TV Tonight reporting that filming only started recently.

‘Due to the tight production schedule Weakest Link will now launch at the end of May on Channel 9,’ the representative said.

The Weakest Link previously aired on Channel Seven from 2001 to 2002, and was hosted by the late Cornelia Frances. 

Sneak peek: The contestants then answer questions incorrectly, and Magda yells: 'What is going on? It's the first show, this is your chance. Have a go'

Sneak peek: The contestants then answer questions incorrectly, and Magda yells: ‘What is going on? It’s the first show, this is your chance. Have a go’

The delay could be a blessing in disguise for Nine, as Magda made headlines for all the wrong reasons last month when she fired off bizarre and widely condemned tweets about Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s wife, Jenny.

She later defended her tweets – which compared a conservatively dressed Mrs Morrison to a character from dystopian TV series The Handmaid’s Tale – by arguing the PM’s wife was fair game for criticism because she had ‘opted in’ to public life by offering her husband policy advice.

Magda also suggested the outrage was distracting from ousted Australia Post boss Christine Holgate’s scorching testimony against the PM at a Senate Inquiry – even though this had been covered extensively by news outlets at the time.

Responding to criticism from Liberal MP Nicolle Flint – one of several conservative female politicians who took issue with her Handmaid’s Tale tweet – Szubanski wrote: ‘1) seriously, my comment is “appalling” says Flint. “Appalling”?!

‘2) I never said a single word about Jenny. 3) why is this headline news when… Christine Holgate is testifying?! Blatant attempt to use “sisterhood” to distract. Now THAT’S appalling.’

It comes after Nine delayed the premiere date for the quiz show. The delay could be a blessing in disguise for Nine, as Magda made headlines for all the wrong reasons last month when she fired off a series of bizarre and widely condemned tweets about Prime Minister Scott Morrison's wife, Jenny

It comes after Nine delayed the premiere date for the quiz show. The delay could be a blessing in disguise for Nine, as Magda made headlines for all the wrong reasons last month when she fired off a series of bizarre and widely condemned tweets about Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s wife, Jenny

She then denied any suggestion she was ‘walking back’ her initial comments about Mrs Morrison.

Magda tweeted: ‘Oh no you don’t! I’m not “walking back” from anything! Simply stating facts. Nor will I be forced into an apology for… nothing.

‘I see what the “Christian Soldiers” are doing here. They have drawn a “pink line” and I’m the Big Game. Let the fat shaming begin!

‘THIS is what this is really all about. Well, I’m not backing down. The infiltration of the religious far right into Australian politics is… disturbing.’

Post: She faced criticism from female politicians for comparing Jenny Morrison to a character from The Handmaid's Tale in this Twitter post from April 11

Post: She faced criticism from female politicians for comparing Jenny Morrison to a character from The Handmaid’s Tale in this Twitter post from April 11

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