Kyle Sandilands announced as judge on Australia’s Got Talent


The shock jock today announced he would be returning to Channel 7’s Australia’s Got Talent as a “guest judge”, a decade after first appearing on the show.

Sandilands will appear in the final stages of the competition, he confirmed today.

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“It’ll be great to be back in the judging seat for Australia’s Got Talent although what’s even greater is the show only needing my judging skills for when all the early rubbish is swept away and only the best of the best remain,” Sandilands said on KIIS FM’S Kyle and Jackie O this morning. “I can’t wait.”

Kyle will return to screens for a very different kind of judging, appearing on 
<i>Australia’s Got Talent</i>. Picture: Channel 10.

Kyle will return to screens for a very different kind of judging, appearing on
Australia’s Got Talent. Picture: Channel 10.Source:Supplied

Sandilands confirmed the news with recent Channel 7 re-recruit Sonia Kruger on the phone.

“It is a big deal,” Kruger said.

Sandilands then clarified that his appearance on the show will only be a brief one.

“It is just a one off,” he said. “It is not a big deal. Good luck Sonia, I hope it goes well because I know it can be tedious when some 80-year-old grandma comes out and puts a lamp shade on their head and goes, ‘I am a lamp shade’, and then you have to sit there for three minutes.”

Kyle is bringing his years of judging experience to Channel 7 this year. Picture: Richard DobsonSource:News Corp Australia

No stranger to reality TV talent judging, Sandilands was a judge on the reality show from 2010 to 2013.

Back in 2010, Sandilands was joined on the judging panel alongside Bryan McFadden and Dannii Minogue.

He was also part of the X-Factor panel in 2010, after being dropped from Australian Idol following public backlash over his 2009 lie detector stunt.

Kyle Sandilands was a judge on Australian Idol in 2009. Picture: Supplied.

Kyle Sandilands was a judge on Australian Idol in 2009. Picture: Supplied.Source:Supplied

This time around, Kyle will be joining Sonia Kruger, Olympia Valance, Shane Jacobson, and Manu Feildel.

Ricki-Lee is also returning this season as host of the show.

The new format of the show, Australia’s Got Talent: Challengers & Champions will see some of the best entertainers in Australia going head to head with memorable Got Talent acts from around the globe.



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