They were three of the biggest names in Telethon's star-studded line-up this year and despite their hectic schedules, Molly Meldrum, Kerri-Anne Kennerley and Brynne Edelsten were ecstatic to be in Perth at the weekend to support the charity event.
Access All Areas caught up with the trio at their CBD hotel ahead of their jam-packed TV appearances.
A long-time supporter of the cause, Aussie music icon Meldrum - who was back in Perth for the first time since his near-fatal fall in December last year - said it meant "a hell of a lot" to be a part of the event again this year.
Drawing from his own experiences while in intensive care at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne last year, Meldrum said leading up to his Princess Margaret Hospital visit that he had a whole new perspective.
"The last few years, being with the Princess Margaret and Channel 7, it means a hell of a lot," he said.
"The work they do from the top to the bottom is very important.
"It gave me a whole new perspective of what patients have to go through, their treatments and whatever, also what the nurses, doctors and specialists do."
Though his visit was brief, the 69-year-old hoped to catch up with long-time friend Elton John, who performed at the new Perth Arena on Saturday, including a live cross for Telethon.
"I haven't really had a chance to speak to Elton since the 'infamous' interview where bits went to air that shouldn't have gone to air," Meldrum said.
"He talked about Madonna and it made world news and all that.
"I've got to explain it but I think he knows now how it did happen."
With friend and former Dancing with the Stars partner Carmelo Pizzino by her side, Kennerley was overjoyed to be involved with the charity fundraiser for the first time.
"Carmelo has been telling me about it all year, so I couldn't miss out," the former talk show queen laughed, to which Pizzino added: "We used to have big sleepovers and stay up all night."
"Everybody, even the hairdresser I was talking to, seems to get into it," Kennerley said.
Kennerley said her pending TV project with Seven, which was rumoured to be another talk show, had been put on hold but, for now, she was happy to take a break from daytime TV.
"After 30 years of flogging that out, I don't want to have to go back and do that every day again," she said.
Visiting Perth for the first time since calling Australia home four years ago, 29-year-old Edelsten said she hoped to make a trip back to the West with husband Geoffrey Edelsten.
"There's so many beautiful places here," she said. "I tried to get my husband to come meet me here and stay a couple of extra days but he couldn't this time," she said.
Edelsten said being involved in Telethon had personal meaning.
"My cousin's son, when he was about nine years old about two years ago, he was diagnosed with leukaemia," she said. "He's doing well but just seeing how hard it is for a little child to go through this, they're so helpless."Talking about her reality TV show, Brynne: My Bedazzled Life - which wrapped up last week - the Melbourne socialite hoped Seven would take on a second series. "I really want to do it all over again, I had so much fun," she said.
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