Kyle Sandilands Dumped From Australian Idol
Well Channel Ten and Australian Idol producers have acted swiftly and sacked Kyle Sandilands, who at this stage won’t want to come back from his honeymoon in New Zealand.
Channel Ten said the Australian Idol was a family focused show, even more so this year with the 6.30pm Sunday time slot. Also his [Kyle’s] radio persona has taken on a more controversial position over this period which is not in the interest of the show.
Also the said Australian Idol is firmly a family program and the recent controversy surrounding Kyle’s radio program (The Kyle and Jackie O show) has highlighted more than ever the conflicting attitude of the two careers.
Discussions are still occurring about a replacement, but one will be announced prior to the live shows which commence on 24 August.
Agent’s phones would have been running hot today with celebs, and music industry types asking them to be pitched for the gig. Hopefully they will refrain from recycling former judge Mark Holden, and also not going for the easy option of making guest judge Brian McFadden permanent.
I like the idea of a different guest judge each week, but the press release suggests they will be looking for a permanent replacement. Commenters of this blog have come up with some good suggestions like Myf Wauhurst, and Julie Zemiro (sic). I like Paul McDermott, but others have suggested John Farnham. I am not sure if they were being ironic.
Anyway it will be interesting to see what they come up with. Also in the TV Week Dicko revealed how the super Sunday show was going to work. He said the person to be eliminated will occur at the beginning of each episode each week.