Gareth Cliff won't be part of the judging panel for #IdolsSA season 12

By Drum Digital
09 January 2016

Loud-mouthed radio host and Idols SA judge has been shown the door by M-net.

By Hope Mpapu

Loud-mouthed  radio host and Idols SA judge has been shown the door by M-net.

The news  came to the fore this morning. His dismissal follows a tweet that seemed to support Penny Sparrow's view about how black people conduct themselves. Gareth tweeted: "People really don't understand free speech at all".

After this tweet, M-net on Thursday announced that they would review his future on the show and then this morning they confirmed his sacking from the long running singing competition.

"M-Net thanks Cliff for the critical role he has played in seeking out and developing new talent over the years and for contributing to the success of the show to date," the statement reads in part.

However, the controversial radio jock is said to be considering taking legal action.

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