Manu Feildel on Australia’s Got Talent judging panel

MKR judge Manu Feildel is now an Australia’s Got Talent judge, with a panel of four announced by Seven this morning.

Joining him are former Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger, comedian and actor Shane Jacobson and actor Lucy Durack.

According to Seven’s release, Manu Feildel’s experience outside of MKR extends to juggling, unicycling and acrobatics at a circus school as a teenager.

“I’m super excited! I’m a huge fan of good old entertainment. It’s the kind of family show I’d like to watch myself. It’s simply entertaining for all ages. It just puts a smile on your face. Expect fun! Fun and a lot of laughs,” he said.

“It’s really wonderful to see every day people come on a stage and show their talent,” Nicole Scherzinger said. “These contestants can be your next-door neighbour or your grade school teacher – it doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from. The show reminds everyone they too can follow their dreams and honour their gifts – even if they’ve kept them hidden.

“I love watching undiscovered talent come into their own. It takes a lot of courage to get up on a stage with millions watching, and I want to be that voice of encouragement to help these contestants ultimately become the best versions of themselves.”

Filming takes place in Sydney on May 11-14 and Melbourne on May 22-23. For free tickets go to

AGT will air on Seven later this year with $100,000 prize money on offer, produced by Fremantle.


  1. People seem to have forgotten one of the best, most acerbic talent show judges to ever grace Australian television screens was a celebrity chef. Manu will be doing OK if he is half as entertaining as Bernard King was on shows like Pot Luck and New Faces.

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