Kyle Sandilands didn’t holdback when it came to airing his opinion on fellow Australian Idol judges, Amy Shark, Meghan Trainor and Harry Connick Jnr.

After a 14-year-hiatus, Australian Idol is returning to Australian television next Monday, January 30th on Channel 7 and 7plus.

Speaking of his returning to the judging panel of the show, Kyle Sandilands said that he believes the combination of different personalities and traits in the hosts is what makes the show “perfect”.

“Harry can be prickly sometimes as well, he’s a no-nonsense guy … he knows what he likes and he’s got his ideas,” Sandilands told Daily Telegraph.

He added, “And then Meghan Trainor is fabulous. She’s just lovely and she travels with the whole family, the kids, the husband, the mother – it’s just wonderful, like the Partridge Family.

Sandilands revealed that during their time on the panel he had to pull Amy aside and remind her that she was there to judge the participants, not to save them, saying it was not her job to be afairy godmother”.

“And gorgeous Amy as well. I had to pull her aside at one stage and say: ‘Listen, you’re not the fairy godmother saving the children from the wicked music industry, you’re here to find an Idol’.

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“I said you’re not here to f..king save them, they’re either good enough, or they’re not.

“But she’s been through the ringer. A lot of people think she’s had overnight success, but she’s in her 30s and she’s done the hard yards and all the festivals and she’s amazing.

“She’s done it the traditional, old-school Jimmy Barnes way.

“Everyone just brings that different point of view and all of the advice matters, because that’s how the public see it — you’ve got to have a good song, you’ve got to be interesting, you’ve got to engage people and the music’s got to be deliverable to an audience, so they actually become successful at the end of it.

“That’s why I think the panel is perfect.”

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