He’s carved out a niche in the Australian music industry.
But now, the “I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here” runner-up Shannon Noll could be set for a career change.
Speaking to the Herald Sun on Monday, the What About Me singer said he wouldn’t mind leaving reality TV behind in order to pursue a career in politics.
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Move over Barnaby! ‘I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here’ runner-up Shannon Noll has said he’s eyeing off a career in politics following his stint in the South African jungle
‘It seems laughable for me really. Because I am the last bloke you want in a political situation,’ the 42-year-old said, having floated the idea in the South African jungle.
‘But you know, I suppose I’m very passionate about things. Very passionate about the country I live in and the people who live in it.’
Far from seeming like he was having a joke, the ARIA-nominated singer went on to say in a rather coy manner it’s something he would pursue if presented with the opportunity.
‘Very passionate about the country I live in’: Nollsie, who is a father-of-three, was coy but serious-minded when discussing a possible political career
The father-of-three added he was humbled by how honest and real Australians were in their reaction to the show.
‘Obviously the Australian public are very switched on,’ he said, before adding, ‘And they didn’t miss a trick with anything that went on in this show.’
The down-to-earth singer, who has a top-charting album out Unbroken, said he was also thinking about a possible career in acting, which he says is something he’s thought about for a while.
‘The Australian public are very switched on’: The singer was forthcoming on his thoughts about why he would want to pursue a new career. With the show giving him somewhat of a career boost
‘I’ve thought about it for a couple of years but never really pushed hard enough,’ he said, then adding, ‘[but coming off the show] I thought I can’t not push anymore.’
Closer to home, the two-time reality show runner-up said he’s grown as a performer over the past couple of years, and was looking forward to pleasing audiences.
‘I’ve really grown as an artist the last couple of years, I think I’m singing better and performing better than I ever have,’ he said.
Shannon, made it to the finale of Australian Idol in 2003, but came second to singer Guy Sebastian, with many fans of the show trolling him last night about the loss.
Getting political! The Orange-born singer, who currently has a charting album Unbroken, said it was something he was considering off the back of the reality show. The singer also mentioned he was interested in acting. Here he is pictured with wife, Rochelle Ogston
Second place, second time! The singer came in as runner-up on the show to comedian Fiona O’Loughlin, who took out the title