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Meet the judges of Australia’s Got Talent 2019

The feel-good reality series is back on Channel Seven!
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Australia’s Got Talent is returning to Channel Seven in 2019, and with it comes a panel of expert judges and an exciting new host.

The new season of AGT will showcase mind-blowing acts in front of a live audience, with the winner being awarded $100,000 prize money.

Grammy-nominated singer, dancer and TV personality Nicole Scherzinger will be joining Australian favourites Shane Jacobson, Manu Feildel and Lucy Durack on the panel.

Shane, Lucy, Nicole and Manu are judging AGT together (Image: Channel Seven).

Nicole, a Grammy-nominated singer who’s previously been a judge on the US and UK versions of The X Factor, arrives in Australia this month to begin filming.

“It’s really wonderful to see every day people come on a stage and show their talent,” Nicole says.

“These contestants can be your next-door neighbour or your grade school teacher – it doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from. The show reminds everyone they too can follow their dreams and honour their gifts – even if they’ve kept them hidden.”

Nicole calls the series “wonderful” (Image: Getty).

Meanwhile, Manu, who is a veteran judge on Seven’s My Kitchen Rules, has many talents outside of his cooking ability. Before he became a chef and TV personality, Manu mastered juggling, unicycling and acrobatics at a circus school as a teenager.

“I’m a huge fan of good old entertainment,” Manu says of his new gig.

“It’s the kind of family show I’d like to watch myself. It’s simply entertaining for all ages. It just puts a smile on your face. Expect fun! Fun and a lot of laughs.”

Manu with his MKR co-judge Pete Evans (Image: Channel Seven).

Ricki-Lee Coulter has also just been confirmed as the show’s host, revealing she’s “so excited” to be part of the series.

“It’s gonna be so much fun! I’m a big fan and knew it was something I’d really enjoy,” says the former Australian Idol contestant. “Not only do I get a front row seat to watch the best talent Australia has to offer, I also know what it feels like to stand side of stage waiting to step out and do a performance that potentially could change your life.”

“What I love about AGT is that there is so much variety; it’s not just confined to singers or dancers. It’s every type of weird and wonderful coming together on stage. It’s always surprising too. Just when you thought you’d seen it all…you’ll see something that makes your jaw drop! And that’s the beauty of AGT.”

Ricki-Lee is set to host the new AGT (Image: Channel Seven).

AUSTRALIA’S GOT TALENT will premiere soon on Channel Seven.

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