While question marks hover over the judging panel for The X Factor, Luke Jacobz was yesterday confirmed to return to the hosting role.
Jacobz was rushed into the role when Matthew Newton had to be replaced. After some tenuous starts in live shows, he settled into the live shows as the series progressed.
Jacobz has also endorsed the idea of former Spice Girl Mel B joining the judging panel.
“The whole show isn’t Kyle, the show is about singers,” he told The Advertiser. “I think this year is going to be even bigger. It’s a very different format from other singing shows so it takes people a little while to get used to.”
Other names in media speculation to replace Kyle Sandlilands have included Natalie Bassingthwaighte and even Delta Goodrem -that is, until the latter ruled herself out via Twitter.
Guy Sebastian is known to be keen to return and the signs are good for Ronan Keating and Natalie Imbruglia.
Auditions begin in Perth shortly.