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Natalie Bassingwaite to host Australia’s So You Think You Can Dance

In the worst kept secret in TV land, it was announced that Natalie Bassingwaite would host the Australia’s version of So You Think You Can Dance. Natalie a Neighbours success story, is also the lead singer of the Rogue Traders, a band which has some similarities to late ’80’s band Transvision Vamp.

Natalie was spotted doing the rehearsing for her new gig by doing the warm up for the Australian Idol acoustic night.

The judges are going to be Bonnie Lythgoe, Nigel Lythogoe’s ex-wife – was this part of the divorce settlement? Does this mean Nigel will now not be a guest judge on the series. Bonnie has previously been a judge on the first season of So You Think You Can Dance. However has not appeared since, maybe that was when the marriage started breaking down.

They seperated earlier this year after being together for over two decades, and Nigel Lythgoe is currently dating plastic surgery addict Priscilla Presley. Credit must be given for him dating someone of his generation rather then a 20 something blonde as some men do once they split with their first wives.

Jason Coleman and Matt Lee will also be judges on the show. Further details including copy of the Channel 10 press release are here

It is unclear whether the judges will rotate as they do in the American series.


1 tilly devine { 10.08.07 at 8:37 pm }

Well, when you consider the remarkably untalented Cat Deely hosts the US version of the show, Natalie at least has some performing credentials.

2 Reality Raver { 10.08.07 at 9:58 pm }

I love Cat I think she is like a tall mother hen.

I think Natalie will be a good choice – she will just have to remember the show is not about her hogging the limelight.

But she will be funky and fresh.

Apparently a huge turnout at the auditions in Adelaide yesterday. So it looks like the Aussie version is going to rock.

3 Anonymous { 03.04.08 at 11:27 am }

Natalie is a terrible choice, She has no expression or feeling, makes very uneasy and uncalled for remarks, Cat in USA had warmth and love. Nat is just stoney and blank. Ive tried to like her, but cant get past the fakeness, She shouts any line that is supposed to be important for emphasis but lacks true passioon.