Ian ‘Dicko’ Dickson takes a stab at the ‘creaky’ Australian Idol reboot after he was eliminated from the judging panel – joining I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
It was previously reported that he felt snubbed after being left out of the judging panel on a re-run of Australian Idol on Channel 7.
And Ian Deco Dixon, 60, has been given a severe stab at the singing competition as he prepares to star in a different reality show, I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! , this week.
said the English-born music executive, who was a member of the original jury between 2003 and 2004. News.com.au On Sunday, the recently wrapped reboot fails to recreate the essence of what made the original show such a success.
‘It felt a little difficult. The production values felt really weak and the vocals just didn’t inspire me. They have to set the racers on a high level and I don’t think they have.
Deco added that, after not starring in reality TV since his stint on Australia’s Got Talent in 2016, it was the ‘believe’ I’m a Celebrity that convinced him to sign up.
Ian Decaux Dixon, 60, (pictured) takes a brutal stab at rebooting Seven’s Australian Idol as he prepares to join a different reality show, I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, this week
Ian appeared as a judge on the first series of Australian Idol in 2003 alongside fellow judges Marcia Hines (center) and Mark Holden (right)
“You’re really in the camp. You’re really covered in horrible bugs. And you really have to get along with some unknown influencer who might get you kudos,” he said.
Deco was a judge on Australian Idol from 2003 to 2004 alongside Mark Holden and Marcia Hines, before defecting to the Channel Seven competition from 2005 to 2006.
He went on to host Seven’s Australian Celebrity Survivor and the second season of My Kitchen Rules, as well as take part in Dancing with the Stars.
I felt a little hard. The production values felt really weak and the vocals just didn’t inspire me. They have to raise the bar for the racers to a higher level and I don’t think they have,” said Deco. (Pictured, Australian replay judge Kyle Sandilands)
He subsequently returned to the judging panel on Australian Idol in 2007 – with Kyle Sandilands added to the panel – until the show’s cancellation in 2009.
Idol has been rebooted this year, with Kyle Sandilands, Amy Shark, Meghan Trainor and Harry Connick Jr. on the panel.
Dixon will appear on Channel Ten’s I’m A Celebrity alongside MAFS bride Dominica Calarco, 60, veteran actress Debra Lawrence, 66, and many other stars.
Deco added that, after not starring in reality TV since his stint on Australia’s Got Talent in 2016, it was the ‘believe’ I’m a Celebrity that convinced him to sign up. (pictured in Australian Idol 2003)
Today, Sunday, Channel Ten revealed that pictures were posted on social media of the trio, dressed in safari clothes.
Deco, Dominica and Debra will join a cast of celebrities including radio host Woody Whitelaw, comedian Matt Hey, better known by his stage name Alright Hey and UK reality star.
I’m a celebrity…get me out of here! Premieres Sunday 2 April on Channel Ten
Deco, Dominica Calarco (center) and Debra Lawrence (right) will join a host of celebrities including radio presenter Woody Whitelaw, comedian Matt Hey, better known by his stage name Alright Hey and a UK reality star.