Matt Newton To Host The X-Factor
In a surprise announcement (ok for me )today Matthew Newton will get the much sought after role of host of The X Factor. Actors across Australia will be gnashing their teeth and debating whether this is a sign that reality TV is taking over the space where “real” acting drama’s used to be.
Personally I think people can dabble in both genres, but I must say I would not have picked Matt Newton to be one of actors to cross to the reality dark side. But it might be a great role to improve his confidence after a stint in rehab for alcohol and drug issues.
I am glad that Fremantle Media, and Seven have given us a “fresh” face for the series.
Newton will be front and centre as hopefuls take the stage to perform in front of judges and mentors Kyle Sandilands, Natalie Imbruglia, Guy Sebastian and Ronan Keating.
“I’m extremely honoured to be given this opportunity,” Newton said today. “This is a massive show and a massive opportunity. I’m a huge fan of the UK version and can’t wait to get started.”
I am starting to think this show is going to kick butt.