Updated: Sonia Kruger, Olympia Valance, Shane Jacobson and Manu Feildel will judge Australia’s Got Talent: Challengers & Champions, with Kyle Sandilands as a guest judge.
Ricki-Lee Coulter is back as host.
Seven confirmed the judging panel late this afternoon with Pussycat Dolls’ Nicole Scherzinger and Lucy Durack not returning. Feildel will now have 3 major Seven formats on rotation this year.
Seven’s Director of Network Programming, Angus Ross, said: “This promises to be the Olympics of talent where to be the best, you’ll have to beat the best. It’s world class competition with all the surprising and sometimes weird moments Aussie families have come to love from AGT.”
Fremantle Australia Director of Unscripted, Jonathon Summerhayes, added: “We’re thrilled to be partnering again with Seven to make the greatest entertainment show on the planet. The huge success of the acts on Australia’s Got Talent resonates around the world, with more than 800 million video views on social media.”
Filming will take place at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre from later this month. Audience tix are available at www.australiasgottalent.com.au
Earlier: Kyle Sandilands has confirmed he will appear as a guest judge on Australia’s Got Talent.
Sandilands is a former judge on AGT and Australian Idol.
Kyle broke the on his radio show with Jackie ‘O’ Henderson.
“Jackie, I did mention this sort of to you the other week. Remember? I said, ‘Oh, Sonia Kruger wanted me to come on Australia’s Got Talent because they’re doing challengers and champions.’
He added, “I forgot to tell you.
“I’m going on [Australia’s Got Talent], but not as a full-time judge, just a one-off. A guest judge.”
Meanwhile 10 is yet to renew Trial by Kyle.
Australia’s Got Talent: Challengers & Champions is tipped for Q4.
Source: Daily Mail