Julia Zemiro will co-host the ABC's coverage of the Sydney New Years Eve fireworks display with Toby Truslove.
Julia Zemiro will co-host the ABC's coverage of the Sydney New Years Eve fireworks display with Toby Truslove. ABC

NYE host Julia Zemiro looks back at her year of love

JULIA Zemiro has a lot to celebrate on New Year's Eve.

The RocKwiz host and Eurovision presenter helms this year's live coverage of the internationally renowned Sydney fireworks displays live from the Sydney Opera House forecourt alongside Toby Truslove.

It's fair to say 2014 has been a year of love for 47-year-old Zemiro, who will have a belated New Year's Eve kiss with her mystery beau after her TV duties finish in the early hours of January 1.

"2014 will be (remembered as) the year I met a very lovely man," she told APN.

"I won't tell you his name - he's not in the media. I've been single for a long time and I've met a pretty fabulous guy, so this year will go down for me as the end of loneliness. I'm pretty over the moon."

The ABC's mammoth four-hour coverage will include the 9pm family and midnight fireworks displays over Sydney Harbour as well as a slew of performances and special guests, including Sydney NYE ambassador Jack Thompson.

The 9pm family fireworks over Sydney Harbour during the 2013 New Years Eve celebrations.
The 9pm family fireworks over Sydney Harbour during the 2013 New Years Eve celebrations. David Clare / First Light Photog

"There's going to be a really lovely variety feel to the night," Zemiro said.

"People say they miss shows like Hey Hey (It's Saturday) and shows with a bit of singing. I know the director and producers are enjoying finding how we can make this like an old-fashioned variety show."

The night will include crosses to Australia's biggest pub quiz hosted by Lawrence Mooney, musical performances by Barry Morgan, Kasey Chambers and The Tap Dogs, plus updates from roving reporters in the capital cities and New Zealand.

"We're all realistic that people aren't going to sit down and watch the whole four hours, so it's that notion of something in there for everyone," she said.

"There will be flashes of what Charlie Pickering is going to do next year (on the ABC) and (a review of) what happened in the year."

The ABC's New Year's Eve 2014 coverage starts on Wednesday at 8.30pm.



Tannum Crab Classic gives big to students

premium_icon Tannum Crab Classic gives big to students

GCLA is a home grown, not- for-profit organisation to support locals

Time to sign up to volunteer at Under the Trees festival

Time to sign up to volunteer at Under the Trees festival

There's a variety of roles that need to be filled.

Businesswoman's message for new Gladstone businesses

Businesswoman's message for new Gladstone businesses

Confidence is growing within Gladstone.

Local Partners