Ultra-busy host Sonia Kruger is out as a judge on Australia’s Got Talent.
Kruger was previously announced as a judge on the returning Seven show, but was off the list in yesterday’s Upfronts.
The reason? She already has three other shows she is fronting for Seven: Holey Moley, Big Brother and The Voice. That’s a busy schedule for anybody.
“Sonia is on some of our biggest shows, we don’t need her on AGT too,” Director of Programming Andrew Backwell told TV Tonight.
“You can see how good she is, she jumps off the screen. Watching her do the pieces on Big Brother, she’s superb talent, so she’s on 3 big shows.”
As Krugr herself noted yesterday in Seven’s Upfronts presentation, “The Voice is back, where it belongs. On whichever network I’m currently working at. Which is definitely Channel Seven.”
Ricki-Lee returns as AGT host, which leaves 4 judges to be confirmed (including possibly Manu Feildel who is now without a vehicle).
The show is due for late 2021.