3. Young Talent Time: The Moment Every Cast Member Dreaded

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3. Young Talent Time: The Moment Every Cast Member Dreaded

The Young Talent Team were as famous as it gets in 1970-80s Australia. Mobbed at shopping centre concerts, packing stadiums on tour, chased down city streets during on school trips; the cast soared to heights most performers could only dream of reaching. But each knew the wild ride of YTT would have to end once they turned sixteen. Some thrived and continued performing, but others came face-to-face with the cut-throat realities of show business.


John Young - Host and Executive Producer of Young Talent Time (1971-1988)

Vicki Thirlwell
Angela Bishop
Dannii Minogue
Tina Arena
Beven Addinsall
Joey Dee
Vince Deltito
Karen Knowles
Nicole Cooper


Archival footage courtesy of John Young

Network 10

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Host: Emma Gillespie
Written and Produced by Sydney Pead & Emma Gillespie, with Holly Wainwright
Audio Production: Madeline Joannou
Executive Producer: Sydney Pead

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