Kyle Sandilands says he’s keen to return for the upcoming Australian Idol reboot despite being sacked from the series back in 2009
He was hired as a judge on Australian Idol in 2005 before being fired in 2009.
And as Channel Seven prepares to bring the talent show back in 2023, Kyle Sandilands‘ name has been touted as a possible judge again.
‘If they rang up and asked me to do Australian Idol I’d say yes because it’s fun and easy,’ he told Mediaweek on Wednesday.
‘I’d say yes!’ Kyle Sandilands, 50, (pictured) has revealed he WOULD return if he was asked to come back as a judge on the upcoming Australian Idol reboot
Sandilands told the publication that his manager Bruno Bouchet no longer approaches him about reality TV appearances with the exception of Luxe Listings Sydney, which his production company King Kyle is involved in.
‘I have been asked to go on every show…with the possible exception of Dancing with the Stars,’ Sandilands continued.
‘Bruno just doesn’t ask me anymore because he knows there is no way I’d do them. I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! is the most persistent and they have offered big money.
‘If they rang up and asked me to do Australian Idol I’d say yes because it’s fun and easy,’ he told Mediaweek on Wednesday
‘The show offered me $1m and said I could even smoke if I needed to.’
‘I said no way, but Bruno reminded me, “That’s a lot of f***ing money.” It was when they were in Africa, but I knocked it back.’
Kyle has always been adamant that he wouldn’t return to Idol because the experience was ‘so boring’.
Flashback: Kyle is pictured in 2005, back when he first joined Australian Idol as a judge
‘I couldn’t be bothered in all honesty, it was so boring doing it,’ he said back in 2017.
The radio host was very clear on his feelings about the effect his termination had on the show, which was canceled the same season he was fired.
‘They did fire me back then and the ratings tanked and the whole show disappeared,’ he declared.
Kyle was fired after three seasons of Idol due to a controversial on-air stunt on his radio show that Channel 10 stated was inappropriate for a ‘family-focused show’.
Change of heart: Kyle has always been adamant that he wouldn’t be returning to the series because the experience was ‘so boring’. Pictured alongside judges Marcia Hines and Ian Dickson