Ireland’s Got Talent will air for the first time ever on Saturday, February 3rd.
The news was announced at TV3’s Spring 2018 launch this morning.
The brand new series was described as the biggest commission in the history of TV3 by director of programming Bill Malone.
Ireland’s Got Talent will be broadcast every Saturday evening from February 3rd, after the Six Nations.
The show will be hosted by Lucy Kennedy, and the judging panel includes Louis Walsh, Denise Van Outen, Michelle Visage, and Jason Byrne.
Speaking at the launch, Louis Walsh said, “It just works, we’ve got talent from all around the country, and we’ve got amazing dancers. We’ve got great variety, we’ve got animals performing. It’s just different, it’s modern, and it’s going to be massive.”
Meanwhile, Michelle Visage said that all the judges get on “really well” and they even have a group WhatsApp group – but Louis has “refused” to join it.
Louis also revealed that Denise Van Outen is the “tough judge”.
However, Denise defended herself by saying, “You think I’m tough, but I think I’m fair.”
“Do you know what it is, I know what I like, and you have to be picky because the think is when you watch the show you’ll see that the standard is so high that we can only put the best through, so it is a tough decision. You have to be tough,” she said.
It was also revealed that the after show, which is called Ireland’s Got Mór Talent, will air straight after – and will be hosted by social media star James Kavanagh and Xposé’s Glenda Gilson.