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Gareth Cliff quits as Idols judge

By Faeza
14 November 2016

Radio star Gareth Cliff has decided to call it quits after 11 seasons as a judge on Idols SA.

Gareth took to his Facebook account to make the announcement about his resignation.

“It’s time! After eleven seasons of Idols, it’s time for me to say goodbye. What better way to bring this chapter to a close than a trip to New York and meeting American Idols judge Harry Connick Jr and being on his post-Idols show - “Harry”.  What’s next? Watch this space…… #Cliffhanger”

According to SowetanLive, Gareth’s relationship with Idols went sour ever since January when he was fired for comments he had made on his Twitter account.

He took M-Net to court over the decision and won the case to be reinstated, with M-Net given the order to pay the costs.

Later he told reporters at a press conference that he had no resentments towards the producers of the show.

“There are great people‚ much greater than me‚ who suffered for our right to free expression‚ people like Nelson Mandela who’ve said let bygones be bygones. So who am I‚ just a little ant in this picture‚ to say anything different and especially to hold a grudge. So I say‚ let bygones be bygones‚” he said