Kelly Osbourne, Dicko to judge Australia’s Got Talent.

Exclusive: Two of four judges revealed by TV Tonight.


EXCLUSIVE: US TV presenter Kelly Osbourne will be a judge on Australia’s Got Talent, being revived by Nine for 2016.

She will be joined by former Australian Idol judge, Ian ‘Dicko’ Dickson.

They are two of four judges who will sit on the panel of the FremantleMedia Australia show.

Osbourne, who recently appeared as a guest judge on Australia’s Next Top Model, is best known for Fashion Police and The Osbournes, appearing with her Reality TV family. Her mother Sharon Osbourne has judged on The X Factor UK and America’s Got Talent, before joining The Talk.

‘Dicko’ shot to fame as a music industry exec turned TV judge on Idol, embraced by the audience for his straight-shooting criticism and sense of humour.

He won Celebrity Apprentice 2012, another Nine / Fremantle production, and has a lengthy list of TV credits including Survivor Australia, My Restaurant Rules and Dancing with the Stars.

Another male and female judge are yet to be revealed -both are local names.

Yesterday it was reported Dave Hughes would host the show, previously fronted by Julia Morris on Nine. Hughesy joined Nine earlier this year for The Footy Show.

Applications for 2016 acts have already closed.


21 Responses

  1. Don’t know how this show will go, think it has had its day but who knows, some of the acts they have are so stupid like a person smashing water melons over his head and these type of acts how can they possible say it’s talent, and if they win apart from a cash payment who would give them work for doing the likes of this. Think the show should be rested for a long time not just one year.

  2. I dont know how this will go. I think it will do poorly again. Nine Network really have to invest in new reality/ contestant shows. if they are going to show old reality game shows than how about reviving Who Dares Wins that was a great show. Although that probably will not happen because of how difficult it be from a legal perspective. Still they need new formats not old ones.

  3. I will watch as long as Hughesy takes the piss out of it. That will keep me watching, and that’s his style of humour. I also might watch if Dicko is a judge! Bring back the useful and honest advice Dicko gives out. So different from the X Factor/The Voice where all the ‘advice’ sounds similiar to ‘everyone’s a star/you’re a shining light’ – when we clearly know that is not always true. On those shows, if someone is terrible, you’re not allowed to say it.

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