Bevan Hurley

Bevan Hurley is the Herald on Sunday chief reporter.

Rachel Hunter coy on TV job

Hunter has been in Fiji this week. Photo / Getty Images
Hunter has been in Fiji this week. Photo / Getty Images

Rachel Hunter has confirmed she has been offered a judge's role on New Zealand's Got Talent, but she has not yet decided whether she will take it up.

Her agent, Andy Haden, confirmed the show's makers wanted Hunter's star power for the $3.2 million show, as revealed in the Herald on Sunday's Spy pages last week, but said his client was still weighing up the offer.

"Rachel hasn't confirmed whether she is going to do it," he said. "It's a long way to come down from Los Angeles. I know that they will have to get on with it and find someone soon."

Hunter has been in Fiji judging the Miss Fiji World contest this week.

Longtime music industry identity Peter Urlich says he would love to be a judge - but was still waiting for the call. "I think I'm at the end of a very long queue," said the former frontman for Th'Dudes.

Other names that have been suggested as judges are recording industry veteran Campbell Smith and starlet Brooke Fraser.

Former New Zealand's Got Talent judge Paul Ellis refused to say whether he was interested in reprising his role for the upcoming series.

A decision on the judging panel is expected to be made in the next few weeks.

Pre-auditions with host Tamati Coffey will begin in Invercargill tomorrow. Further auditions will be held in Dunedin and Timaru later in the week.

- Herald on Sunday

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