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Tamati Coffey to host NZ's Got Talent

Tamati Coffey

Published: 8:06AM Sunday April 01, 2012 Source: ONE News

TV ONE's Breakfast weather presenter Tamati Coffey will be the host of TVNZ's new big-budget entertainment series, New Zealand's Got Talent.

The show will be a local version of the globally successful entertainment format, which famously made a star of Susan Boyle, and will be open to talented New Zealanders of all ages.

Coffey, who was recently voted sexiest man in this year's TV Guide Best on the Box Awards, said it is an honour to be given the chance to present the show.

"A show of the size and scope of New Zealand's Got Talent is going to take the country by storm," Coffey said.

"We'll be travelling the length and breadth of both the North and South Islands to search out some of our most talented performers, be they singers, dancers, illusionists or comics!"

The show will screen on TV ONE and will be a multi-million dollar production. NZ On Air has committed $1.6 million in funding and car manufacturer Toyota has also been confirmed as a foundation partner.

More details about the show, including the judging panel line-up, top prize and the audition schedule will be revealed in the next few weeks.

In the meantime you can find more information here.