Gareth Cliff to continue as Idols judge

Gareth Cliff plans to stay on as an Idols judge, following his victory against M-Net in court.

By - January 30, 2016 Share on LinkedIn
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Gareth Cliff plans to stay on as an Idols judge, following his victory against M-Net in court.

Speaking at a press conference, as reported on by Channel24, Cliff said “the show must go on”.

“[Cliff] said the Idols judges are like family. They’ve worked closely over the last few years. They are all very close and are friends. There won’t be any awkwardness at all,” stated the report.

Cliff said he wants to “extend a hand of friendship” to M-Net.

“[I] hope we learned something from this. It has been a difficult month for us since that horrible, stupid statement that Penny Sparrow made.”

Cliff was removed from Idols following a backlash on Twitter after he commented on a Facebook post by Sparrow.

Sparrow had called black beachgoers monkeys. Cliff then tweeted: “People really don’t understand free speech at all.”

The High Court in Johannesburg decided on 29 January that Cliff must be reinstated as a judge on Idols with immediate effect.

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