And his performance as host of the annual TV logie Awards on Sunday night proved it.
So far so good is the message from critics after the veteran personality lit up another masterful performance for Australian audiences.
Hosting the event without a teleprompter, Newton was instantly at home, and provided laughs from the start.
“You like me, you really like me,” he said taking a quote from Sally Field’s infamous Oscars acceptance speech.
“Tonight we are able to pay tribute to the people behind our favourite TV shows – the comedians, the chefs and the criminals.
“This is number 19 for me at the Logies – I knew they’d come to their senses eventually,” Newton added.
Former Big Brother host Gretel Killeen was last year’s host, and came under mush criticism as she made headlines for the wrong reasons.
This year, however, it was a different story, the critics loved him.
“Bert brought a little class back to the show, working without a teleprompter and firing off a few trademark asides,” one website said.
“His sporadic appearances probably left the audience wanting more.
“Overall it was about reinstating tradition and it played that card very well.”
And even thought he ratings wer slightly down on previous years, nothing can be taken away from Bert on his night of nights.