Published Tuesday, 19 March 2013
The Harry Potter star will leave the UK to line up alongside former Spice Girls singer Melanie Brown, as a judge on Australia's Got Talent.
Michael Healy, head of Australia's Channel Nine network, says: "We feel honoured to welcome superstar Dawn French to join Mel B on the Australia's Got Talent judging desk. Dawn is widely recognised and adored by Australians and her contribution to the show will deliver on our promise for a bigger and better series."
French, 55, previously worked as a panellist on Andrew Lloyd Webber's reality TV show Superstar, which documented the search for a lead actor for a production of hit musical Jesus Christ Superstar.