Patti Newton says Bert would be ‘so happy’ with his tribute at the Logie Awards

Patti Newton says her late husband Bert would be ‘so happy’ with his tribute at the Logie Awards: ‘It feels very emotional’

An emotional Patti Newton said her late husband would be ‘so happy’ with the way he was honoured at Sunday night’s Logie Awards.

The 77-year-old presented the inaugural Bert Newtown Award for most popular presenter in the TV legend’s honour.

Bert, who died age 81 in October following a health battle, was a quadruple Gold Logie award-winning entertainer who hosted the show a staggering 19 times. 

An ’emotional’ Patti Newton (pictured), 77, said her late husband Bert would be ‘so happy’ with his tribute at the Logie Awards on Sunday night

‘It feels very emotional,’ Patty told The Herald Sun. 

‘Because they’re doing a tribute to Bert, and because they’re naming an award after him, we feel very special. Bert would just be so happy.’ 

Patti presented the inaugural Bert Newton Award for Most Popular Presenter to Hamish Blake for Channel Nine’s Lego Masters. 

Patti and Bert’s daughter Lauren, who also attended Sunday’s Logies, gave her mother a silver ‘Bert’ necklace to wear on the night, while she wore one of Bert’s cummerbunds over her dress. 

Patti attended Sunday's Logie Awards on the Gold Coast to present the inaugural Bert Newton Award for Most Popular Presenter. Bert (pictured in a flashback on screen with Patti) was a quadruple Gold Logie award-winning entertainer who hosted the show a staggering 19 times

Patti attended Sunday’s Logie Awards on the Gold Coast to present the inaugural Bert Newton Award for Most Popular Presenter. Bert (pictured in a flashback on screen with Patti) was a quadruple Gold Logie award-winning entertainer who hosted the show a staggering 19 times

Back in May, Patti gave a moving tribute to her late husband during a Mother’s Day concert.

She joined the Aussie Pops Orchestra event, held at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall, and sang a trio of songs devoted to Bert.

Photos of the late TV legend Bert were projected above the stage as Patti made her tender salute in song.

'It feels very emotional,' Patty told the Herald Sun. 'Because they're doing a tribute to Bert, and because they're naming an award after him, we feel very special. Bert would just be so happy'. Patti is pictured with daughter Lauren Newton

‘It feels very emotional,’ Patty told the Herald Sun. ‘Because they’re doing a tribute to Bert, and because they’re naming an award after him, we feel very special. Bert would just be so happy’. Patti is pictured with daughter Lauren Newton

Patti and Bert's daughter Lauren gave her mother a silver 'Bert' necklace to wear on the night, while she wore one of Bert's cummerbund's over her dress

Patti and Bert’s daughter Lauren gave her mother a silver ‘Bert’ necklace to wear on the night, while she wore one of Bert’s cummerbund’s over her dress

Patti - who was married to Bert for 47 years - laid her husband to rest in November. Patti and Bert are pictured in 2019

Patti – who was married to Bert for 47 years – laid her husband to rest in November. Patti and Bert are pictured in 2019

One of the numbers was a special tune simply called For Bert.

She also delivered a touching version of Unforgettable which, according to reports, did not leave a dry eye in the house. 

Patti – who was married to Bert for 47 years – laid her husband to rest in November.

Bert had his leg amputated last year after a toe infection that led to another range of complications.

Bert had his leg amputated last year after a toe infection that led to another range of complications

Bert had his leg amputated last year after a toe infection that led to another range of complications 

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