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Here's A Reminder That Australian TV 10 Years Ago Was Very, Very Different

Waiting for the Australian Open to finish so you could find out whether Sally survived being stabbed on Home and Away.

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Summer Heights High made its glorious debut.

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McLeod's Daughters was actually still going.

It'd been four years since Claire died, RIP.
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It'd been four years since Claire died, RIP.

Remember that show It Takes Two? Where ~celebs~ were teamed up with singers for the most awkward karaoke contest ever shown? Well, that was on primetime TV.

Seven Network
Seven Network

An All Saints actor actually won it in 2007, but I really just wanted to make you remember that show in general.

The season opener of Home and Away was about whether Sally would survive a VICIOUS stabbing.

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Speaking of Home and Away, other big storylines included Kit giving birth to Kim's baby, Beth dying in a car accident, Jack marrying Sam but still being in love with Martha, and the arrival of Sally's brother ~Milco/Miles~.

Network Seven
Network Seven

Meanwhile over on Ramsay Street, Stingray met his untimely end. He had donated his bone marrow to Sky's daughter Kerry, and then suffered from an aneurysm.

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Avril Lavigne performed at the 2007 Logie Awards.

Oh yes, sorry, I do mean Melissa.
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Oh yes, sorry, I do mean Melissa.

Kate Ritchie picked up the Gold Logie.

Thank god she survived being stabbed.
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Thank god she survived being stabbed.

We were first introduced to Matt Corby when he entered Australian Idol. 10. WHOLE. YEARS. AGO.

Network 10
Network 10

And Natalie Gauci became the last female to win the series.

The series ended in 2009.
Network 10

The series ended in 2009.

Kath & Kim was picked up for a fourth season by Channel Seven.

Seven Network
Seven Network

Love My Way aired its last season.

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Aleisha Cowcher won Big Brother.

She was the second-ever female to win the Australian series.
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She was the second-ever female to win the Australian series.

The second season of The Biggest Loser aired, and we were introduced to our first Australian trainers: Michelle Bridges and Shannon Ponton.

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And The Farmer Wants A Wife made its debut.

Nine Network

What a year!

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