Entertainment Sonia Kruger opens up about hosting live television

05:46  10 april  2018
05:46  10 april  2018 Source:   TV WEEK

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Sonia Kruger hosts The Voice Australia, whose live final airs tonight, and also hosts the morning TV program Today Extra. I love Delta so much. Is the bickering between Ronan and Jessie J real or just for TV ? [No] it happens more than you see on television …

Sonia Kruger hosts The Voice on Channel Nine.Source:Channel 9. The host of the Channel Nine talent show opened up to news.com.au about the moment she almost had to stop the show when announcing which contestants had been eliminated.

a woman smiling and posing for the camera© Provided by Bauer Media Pty Ltd After more than 20 years in show business, Sonia Kruger is the first to admit she's had her share of controversial moments.

In 2016, Sonia unexpectedly made headlines when her live appearance on the Today show went viral. She had made comments about Muslim immigrants in Australia, and it sparked a national debate.

The 52-year-old copped an enormous amount of flak – which she tackled professionally and with grace. Despite this, Sonia has never shied away from her career in front of the camera and declares she still finds fronting live TV a thrill.

"I just love it," Sonia says as she prepares to host another season of The Voice – including the ever popular live shows. "There's a lot of freedom and excitement that comes with live TV."

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Rumours are firming that Sonia Kruger is close to securing the hosting job on Nine’s Big Brother for 2012. Click to share on Twitter ( Opens in new window). And as for “thinking fast on her feet” on live TV – does anyone remember her parade of gaffes on DWTS eg: the Wendel Sailor tanning joke

EVERY year, Big Brother puts a gag order on his live host , Sonia Kruger . “Sometimes I think ‘can we do that to these poor people?’ “But they sign up to be in the house. Television personality Sonia Kruger . 38 of 41. Sonia Kruger and Daniel MacPherson, hosts of channel 7 TV show 'Dancing With the Stars'.

This will be Sonia's fourth year hosting the hit reality talent series. Joining her on The Voice will be returning coaches Delta Goodrem, Kelly Rowland, Boy George and newcomer Joe Jonas.

Sonia has a wealth of live TV experience, having also hosted reality shows Dancing With The Stars and Big Brother Australia.

Joe Jonas, Delta Goodrem, Kelly Rowland, Boy George posing for the camera: The Voice coaches Joe Jonas, Delta Goodrem, Kelly Rowland and Boy George.© Bauer Media The Voice coaches Joe Jonas, Delta Goodrem, Kelly Rowland and Boy George. But when asked whether she still gets nervous before stepping out on stage, Sonia gives an honest response.

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TEN Eyewitness News. The Graham Norton Show. The Living Room. Click to email this to a friend ( Opens in new window). Related. Sonia Kruger returning to Mornings. Hopefully Ten pick it up for 2016 and return it to its early glory days. The Voice doesn’t need two hosts .

Sonia and I catch up at Bloom – The Healthy Food Company, Mosman. Sonia Kruger hosts The Voice Australia, whose live final airs tonight, and also hosts the I love Delta so much. Is the bickering between Ronan and Jessie J real or just for TV ? [No] it happens more than you see on television …

"Absolutely," she replies.

She adds that, while she's used to the unedited nature of live TV, the nervous feelings never go.

"You never know what will happen," she explains. "But for some reason, I'm better when I know my mistakes will air. People might think that's strange, but it's true."

Fans will know The Voice host always looks glam while sporting her trademark smile. But the mother-of-one admits it's not always happy and easygoing on set.

Sonia Kruger standing on a stage holding a guitar: Sonia with The Voice 2017 winner Judah Kelly.© Bauer Media Sonia with The Voice 2017 winner Judah Kelly. "Maybe it's because I'm a mother myself, but the whole experience is quite emotional for me," Sonia explains of getting to know the reality show contestants professionally and personally.

"This is my fourth season hosting The Voice, and every year it has been different and more difficult."

She says that this year, in particular, there are a couple of contestants who blew her mind.

"You hear their back stories and you're like, 'Wow'," she says. "Sometimes I feel I get more upset and react more than their actual families."

But apart from her duties on The Voice, Sonia also co-hosts Today Extra alongside David Campbell. And she has no plans on giving up the role any time soon.

"I'm happy to keep doing it all as long as they're happy to have me," she maintains. "It's such a great thing to work on – and so much variety."

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