Anika Moa returns to New Zealand screens tonight in All Talk with Anika Moa, promising another season of the host's trademark rude humour.

The popular first season of the Māori Television talk show saw Moa chat to notable Kiwis such as Temuera Morrison, Cliff Curtis and Lucy Lawless.

The second season will feature a broader range of guests, from actors (Frankie Adams, Robyn Malcolm) and comedians (Rose Matafeo) to politicians (Marama Fox).

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Moa's become known for her unfiltered delivery and unconventional interviewing style, and while she says much of the show is planned, she can't help but swerve off script.


"I can't go by the rules, because I like doing things really improvised - that's when you get the best moments out of me.

"I can't read an autocue, I've totally resigned to that. When you see me watching an autocue just know that I'm thinking, 'oh my f****** god this f****** sucks and I hate it.' It's so hard and all I want to say is what's on my mind."

Moa's not afraid to cross the line for the sake of humour - season one included a 'sex scene' with Ben Mitchell and an attempt to make Cliff Curtis do a zombie impression.

So do her producers ever tell her to reel it in?

"One of the producers is my wife [Natasha Utting], so if she says anything I'm like, 'Shut up, bitch!' Na, just kidding. They always tell me to reel it in.

"[Producer] Paul Casserly doesn't like it when I fart, and I'm like, get over it, it's just farting. So he's a bit of a prude, and Natasha, she rules my life so I just listen to everything she says. "

While Moa speaks glowingly of her team, she says having her wife as her producer means work often follows her home.

"She comes home and she's like, 'Okay darling, can we talk about this week's guest?' I'm like, 'Do I have to?'

"We've got three children and it's hard to be a mum and work at the same time, and I don't like bringing my work home. Whereas she does because she's a Leo and she's white."

Anika Moa says her producers
Anika Moa says her producers "always tell her to reel it in". Photo / supplied

The entire season is being filmed over five weeks, which Moa says is due to her commitments as a musician. The show will include more of Moa's own singing, which she says makes her "more interesting than everyone that comes on her couch."

But even though she's the most important person on the show, Moa still has a few dream guests in mind.

"Charlize Theron and Kate Winslet or Leonardo DiCaprio. Because I want to sleep with all of them."

All Talk with Anika Moa premieres at 9:30pm tonight on Māori Television.