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Kyle Sandilands is an Australian radio host. He is considered one of the most powerful figures in Australian media. He is currently the co-host, with Jackie O, of the weekday morning radio program The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Sydney’s radio station KIIS 106.5.
From 2005 to 2009, Sandilands served as a judge on Australian Idol. In 2008, he became the host of Big Brother, alongside Jackie O. In 2010, he became a judge on Australia’s Got Talent and also on Australia’s version of The X Factor.
Sandilands has become known for controversial on-air stunts and offensive comments and for this reason he has been named the most hated Australian identity two times in a Zoo Weekly article. This has led to companies removing their advertisements, findings of serious breaches of the Industry Codes of Practice and Guidelines, and to his firing from Australian Idol.
What is Kyle Sandilands famous for?
- Being an Australian radio host.
- For his appearance as a judge on Australian Idol, Big Brother Australia, and on Australia’s version of The X Factor.
Where is Kyle Sandilands from?
Kyle Sandilands was born on 10th June 1971 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. His birth name is Kyle Dalton Sandilands. He holds an Australian nationality and belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity. His birth sign is Gemini. He is a follower of Christianity.
Sandilands was born into a middle-class family. Growing up in Wynnum, Brisbane, his childhood didn’t go well as his parents got divorced when he was only 10 years old. He was deeply affected by his parent’s divorce. When he was 16, he was thrown out by his mother and stepfather from their house. He lived on the streets for several months and later was raised by his father’s sister Jill Stevens.
Kyle Sandilands Radio Host Career
- Sandilands began his first radio job in 1992, at the age of 21 as a 4TO Townsville radio station’s promotional vehicle driver.
- In 1999, he moved to Sydney and commenced at 2Day FM as host of the Hot30 Countdown.
- In 2002, Sandilands competed in the only Australian series of Celebrity Big Brother. He finished 3rd on day 23.
- In 2005, Sandilands was selected as one of the judges on Network Ten’s Australian Idol. He was dropped from the show in August 2009.
- In 2008, Sandilands and Henderson became the hosts of the 2008 season of Big Brother.
- In January 2010, Sandilands was chosen to be the new judges on the fourth season of Australia’s Got Talent.
- In May 2010, he also became one of the new judges on the fourth judge on the second season of The X Factor Australia.
- In 2017, Sandilands narrated the reality television program Meet the Hockers.
- In 2018, Sandilands appeared in a pilot for a possible television series, Trial By Kyle, on Network Ten.
- Since 2005, he is hosting “The Kyle and Jackie O Show”, together with his host-partner Jackie O on KIIS 106.5 in Sydney.
Kyle Sandilands Wife, Girlfriend & Kids
Kylie Sandilands has been married once to the pop singer Tamara Jaber on 26 September 2008. However, on 12 July 2010, it was reported the couple had split due to a series of quarrels and misunderstandings. Before getting divorced, the couple lived two years as husband and wife in a house in St Ives, located in Sydney’s Upper North Shore.
Currently, Kyle has been romantically linked with a beautiful lady named Tegan Kynaston since 2019. After dating for a year, the pair got engaged in Queensland over the Christmas holidays in 2021. As of now, the Radio host and his beautiful fiancee are expecting their first child in due August of this year, Moreover, they have already decided on boy’s and girl’s names.
Previously, Kyle was in a relationship with model Imogen Anthony. The duo famously dated from March 2012 which was extensively covered by several Australian media. However, their relationship came to end after seven years in 2019.
How much is Kyle Sandilands’s net worth?
As of February 2022, the net worth of Kyle Sandilands is estimated to be the US $40 million. He accumulated his huge fortune through his successful career as a Radio host and through his contract with reality shows. Sandilands was paid $255,000 per year while working on the Hot30 during the 2000s.
In October 2019 Kyle and Jackie O signed a $50 million contract with KISS FM, the biggest ever media deal signed for talent in Australia. The contract now pays each host roughly $40,000 per show and runs through 2024. While calculating his salary from all his income sources, his annual earnings come to be a staggering amount of $5 million.
How tall is Kyle Sandilands?
Kyle Sandilands is around 6 ft 1 inch tall and his body weight is assumed to be massive 146 Kg due to his huge plus-sized bulky body. In 2020, he put on a whopping 16kg. The following year, he debuted his dramatic transformation, showing off his impressive weight loss and his new short sides, long with a top hairstyle that is Yellow in color. He looks gentleman in his French-cut beard.
Source: Gossip Gist