Guy Sebastian finally addresses rumours he’s joined the judging panel of Channel Seven’s Australian idol reboot
Guy Sebastian has denied rumours he’s joined Channel Seven’s Australian Idol reboot as a judge, 17 years after finding fame on the franchise.
Speaking to The Herald Sun this weekend, the 39-year-old pop star said: ‘I had a conversation about it, but I shut it down fairly quickly,’ he said.
Guy, who has served as a judge on The Voice Australia since 2019, went on to explain that he wouldn’t feel comfortable jumping ship to yet another franchise.
It’s a no from me! Guy Sebastian, 39, (pictured) has denied rumours he’s joined Channel Seven’s Australian Idol reboot as a judge
‘I’m not involved at all. I’d still love to do something with Idol, I owe so much to it, it’s where I came from, but I just can’t be one of those people who hop from TV show to TV show,’ he explained.
Meanwhile, Guy also told the publication that he’s unsure whether he will be returning to The Voice Australia following Channel Seven purchasing the rights from Nine earlier this year.
‘If I did anything I’d maybe do The Voice again… I haven’t had a discussion about it in ages, I think they’re still locking it all in,’ he said.
Iconic: Guy found fame after winning the first season of Australia Idol 17 years ago
Loyal to one format: Guy, who has served as a judge on The Voice Australia since 2019, explained that he wouldn’t feel comfortable jumping ship to yet another franchise
Back in October, it was revealed Seven bosses were headhunting former Idol stars to appear as judges on on the show’s reboot.
‘Producers have been in contact with former stand-out contestants to bring some of that nostalgia factor,’ a television insider told Daily Mail Australia.
‘Ricki-Lee has been offered $80,000 to appear, but is yet to sign any paperwork.’
Offer: Daily Mail Australia understands producers have been in contact with former stand-out contestants, including Ricki-Lee Coulter. Australian Idol will return on Channel Seven in 2022
The insider added that Seven wanted an all-Australian panel to save money, and that they would use the remaining budget to hire an international star for The Voice next year.
It is understood that former contestants Ricki-Lee Coulter, Matt Corby, Jessica Mauboy and Casey Donovan have all been approached to appear on the show.
Australian Idol’s return to television was announced at Channel Seven’s Upfronts in October.
Blast from the past! Australian Idol’s return to television was announced at Channel Seven’s Upfronts in October