James Mathison Leaving Australian Idol.
In an article he gives his reasons as:
“There is a part of me who has a little bit struggled with being ‘that guy from that thing’ and taking a step back totally allows you to do what you want to do without that scrutiny,” the 31-year-old said.
“For six years Australian Idol has been my life.
“You really don’t have time to do anything else. I might not have been the greatest friend to people because I had no time so it would be cool to change that.”
“I had to follow my gut and I wanted new challenges,” he says.
“I am not going to be on TV for a while now, not Dancing With The Stars or anything like that. I just want to explore other music opportunities while I am here in New York and at home.”
Personally I think it will be a huge loss to the show, considering last year the judging panel was boring, yes Dicko and Marcia I am talking about you. Also does this mean Ricki-Lee Coulter’s role will be expanded?