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Gee It Did Not Take Long For Idol To Exorcise Kyle Sandilands

Now I know why Channel TEN quickly cut the cord with Kyle Sandilands on Monday, as they had to cut him out of this week’s pre-show publicity blitz.

I opened up my Daily Telegraph TV section and there on the front was a huge photo of Dicko and Marcia – Kyle had been deleted.

The article was about Marcia Hines saying that her style of judging ie being nice and encouraging is the way to attract an audience. She used the success of MasterChef Australia as an example. I think she feel vindicated for all the years we have had to sit through her dull judging comments.

I still hope Dicko and whoever the new judge is will not hold back on the constructive criticism, otherwise it could be a bit of a boring show. I also wonder if the new 6.30pm timeslot will affect what the judges say. I hope the producers just remember that the success of American Idol hinges on the comments of the deliciously witty Simon Cowell, and I hope the Australian version does not become like Pollyanna Idol.

Anyway Kyle is clearly not having a good week as he has now brought in  security to guard his St Ives home. Apparently there is a media contingent camped out the front. (Source Daily Telegraph.). Does he really need them? Is it to keep the media out? If so it is unlikely that they will illegally trespass. If it is to keep out people have made personal threats it is a bit over the top, considering if anyone is going to commit an illegal activity are you really going to do it with a media pack to record it?

Maybe it is a sympathy bid – Is Kyle saying I am being threatened now, and I am  also a victim of this whole mess?

Also the Daily Tele says the reason Austereo suspended the show was because companies like Optus were pulling advertising because they were getting pressure from customers.

Is King Kyle’s career dead? I find it hard to believe as the ratings his breakfast show he got were so high. But then there is always someone else willing to fill the void.

Also here is a good article from The Punch which asks where is Jackie O in all of this, she seems to avoided a lot of the flack.


1 Wurstsemmel { 08.05.09 at 2:49 pm }

I think that’s an excellent point. Where is Jackie O and how is she managing to avoid this? Or is she? Gone well and truly to ground at her Kangeroo Valley retreat no doubt. While I think she is pretty much riding on the tail coats of Sandilands, you can’t have it both ways. She is equally as culpable as Sandilands.

2 Dolph Ziggler { 08.05.09 at 4:05 pm }

Jacqui O should be made to pose in a gold bikini, gratis, for Ralph. She cannot be allowed to escape punishment and leave Kyle taking all the blame. Who does she think she is? Malcolm Turnbull?

3 Wurstsemmel { 08.05.09 at 6:14 pm }

Maybe Jackie O faked that infamous email? Maybe Sandilands should trade his swanky car for a ute? Maybe Grech should be put in a gold bikini?

4 Reality Raver { 08.06.09 at 11:05 am }

Wurstsemmel – I suppose Kyle always plays bad cop to her good cop, and he did keep on asking questions after the revelation.
But then the fact either of them agreed to even participate in a segment like this shows bad taste and lack of judgement. It is the type of thing Ben Elton writes about in his novels – and he is being ironic.