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Ricki-Lee Coulter begins filming Australia’s Got Talent with Nicole Scherzinger and Lucy Durack

Former Australian Idol star Ricki-Lee Coulter, 33, is set to host the reboot of Australia’s Got Talent. 

And on Thursday, the pop star gave a sneak peek from the set of the auditions.  

Ricki-Lee posed next to Pussycat Dolls’ singer Nicole Scherzinger, 40, and Australian musical theatre star, Lucy Durack, 36, in the Instagram snap.    

'Awesome day on set today with my girls!' Ricki-Lee Coulter (left) begins filming with Australia's Got Talent co-stars Nicole Scherzinger (centre) and Lucy Durack (right)

‘Awesome day on set today with my girls!’ Ricki-Lee Coulter (left) begins filming with Australia’s Got Talent co-stars Nicole Scherzinger (centre) and Lucy Durack (right)

Despite filming only starting last week, the three women looked like firm friends as they nestled in close to each other. 

Ricki-Lee posed in a plunging black top, which she paired with gold hoop earrings. 

Nicole opted for a shimmering silver dress, which she paired with dainty diamond earrings. 

While Wicked actress Lucy opted for a dark green halter dress, which flaunted a hint of her cleavage. 

New role: Singer Ricki-Lee (pictured) will host the series reboot, with this being the pop singer's first time as a host on a TV show. Here: Lucy Durack, Manu Feildel and Shane Jacobson

New role: Singer Ricki-Lee (pictured) will host the series reboot, with this being the pop singer’s first time as a host on a TV show. Here: Lucy Durack, Manu Feildel and Shane Jacobson

‘Awesome day on set today with my girls,’ Ricki-Lee captioned the snap.    

While the show is yet to officially launch, it’s already been mired in controversy after auditions took place in Sydney last weekend. 

According to audience members, filming at Luna Park was a ‘complete shambles’ and attendees were forced to line up in the cold for hours. 

'Kicking off the day at the judges desk': Manu Feildel, 45, (front) has shared the first snap of the Australia's Got Talent judging panel as filming starts for the show. Pictured: (F to B) Nicole Scherzinger, 40, Lucy Durack, 36, and Shane Jacobson, 49

‘Kicking off the day at the judges desk’: Manu Feildel, 45, (front) has shared the first snap of the Australia’s Got Talent judging panel as filming starts for the show. Pictured: (F to B) Nicole Scherzinger, 40, Lucy Durack, 36, and Shane Jacobson, 49 

‘It’s the most disorganised show in Australia,’ one person told Daily Mail Australia, after waiting outside the Big Top venue for almost two hours.

‘You don’t get this at recordings of The Voice. It’s a shambles,’ they added.   

On Sunday, judge Manu Feildel shared a glimpse of the lineup in a behind-the-scenes photo from the first round of auditions at Sydney’s Luna Park.  

Confusion: Fans flocked to Facebook shortly after the judging panel was announcement earlier the month, and shared mixed reactions to the panel

Confusion: Fans flocked to Facebook shortly after the judging panel was announcement earlier the month, and shared mixed reactions to the panel

It comes after fans were critical of the line-up of the judges, considering the panel downright bizarre.   

‘What a weird random selection of judges. Are they expecting cooking auditions?’ one Facebook user wrote.

‘Manu? Really? I can just hear him now telling the contestants they need more sauce!’ another person joked.  

Experience: Despite the widespread confusion, the majority of the judges have prior experience. Manu (pictured (L) Pete Evans) is a judge on Seven's My Kitchen Rules

Experience: Despite the widespread confusion, the majority of the judges have prior experience. Manu (pictured (L) Pete Evans) is a judge on Seven’s My Kitchen Rules

A third person asked: ‘Why is a chef judging talent?’

Despite the confusion, all of the judges (including Manu) have prior experience in live performance.

While he’s best known as a TV chef, Manu previously went to circus school as a teenager.  

Shane presents the show Little Big Shots and Nicole has been a judge on the UK and U.S. versions of The X Factor. 

Talent series: Contestants are set to battle it out on AGT for the $100,000 cash prize

Talent series: Contestants are set to battle it out on AGT for the $100,000 cash prize

Via CelebStarZone

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