Australia Moomba Festival King and Queen announced

09:36  12 february  2018
09:36  12 february  2018 Source:   9News.com.au

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The names of the Moomba King and Queen will be announced shortly. Moomba Festival is massive, exotic, awe-inspiring and family-friendly. There can be no excuse to confine yourself to the four corners of your house.

The tradition ceased in 1999 but was restored in 2010 with music bigwigs Molly Meldrum and Kate Ceberano being named King and Queen of Moomba . Her love for the Melbourne lifestyle, events and festivals is the icing on the Moomba cake for Stephanie Carr, queen and royal representative of

Forget Meghan and Harry - a new royal couple is coming to Melbourne.

Queen Chrissie and King Jimmy are the monarchs who will lead Melbourne’s 64th Moomba Festival parade.

Comedian and radio host for Nova 100 Chrissie Swan was looking very comfortable adorned in her crown, as the announcement was made this morning.

"It's the biggest crown ever made, in the history of crowns", Swan said.

Her counterpart, Jimmy Giggle is also a TV personality, of the Giggle and Hoot fame.

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Moomba (also known as the Moomba Festival ) is held annually in Melbourne, Australia. Run by the City of Melbourne, it is Australia's largest free community festival , and a Melbournian tradition dating back half a century.

"The Moomba monarchy has been one of the most celebrated and controversial components of the festival over the years."[1]. In 2010 the tradition was finally restored after 11 years with Molly Meldrum and Kate Ceberano being named King and Queen of Moomba [3].

The children's entertainer hopes his presence will appeal to a younger demographic.

"To bring it all to Moomba and to attract those younger kids, we can't wait for that," Giggle said.

The pair had met several years ago, while filming projects in the same studio.

"We did look at each other and think, we'll be king and queen one day," Giggle said.

And as for practising a royal wave?

"I haven't, but I could probably," Swan said.

Entertainer Jimmy Giggle and radio host Chrissie Swan have been revealed as the King and Queen for Melbourne’s 64th Moomba Festival. © Nine News Entertainer Jimmy Giggle and radio host Chrissie Swan have been revealed as the King and Queen for Melbourne’s 64th Moomba Festival. Both grew up in Melbourne and are familiar with all the fanfare that comes with Moomba.

For Giggle - the highlight will be the birdman challenge.

"I could get a Hoot Birdman thing going ... I could be an epic fail video," he said.

Moomba hits Melbourne on the Labor Day long weekend, running from March 9-12.

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