TV3 is currently in talks to bring an Irish version of Britain’s Got Talent to our screens.
This could be scheduled up against RTE’s Dancing With the Stars, which saw an average of 537,900 people tune in for it’s first season finale back in March.
Bill Malone, TV3 director of programming, was spotted in the audience of the semi-final of Britain’s Got Talent.
A source told writer Ken Sweeney of the Irish Sun: “It’s a huge investment but TV3 needs a huge show like Ireland’s Got Talent to take on Dancing With the Stars on RTE One. The success of Dancing With The Stars on RTE really put it up to TV3. Now TV3 want to hit back with shows that look as good as Dancing With The Stars. But the station can only take that chance with successful formats like an Irish version of Britain’s Got Talent. RTE’s Dancing With The Stars can expect some strong competition from TV3 next year.”
Now it is in talks that popular comedian Mario Rosenstock as a possible Judge.
When contacted about the rumours, Mario said, “I was out in TV3 for a chat with Bill. I’m not specifying but there’s interest from both sides to make something work. TV3 seems to be an exciting place at the moment. They are hiring lots of people. Linda Martin told me recently I would make a great judge on Britain’s Got Talent.”