4. Young Talent Time: The Girl Who Never Grew Up

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4. Young Talent Time: The Girl Who Never Grew Up

Having reached national fame, the cast of Young Talent Time split off in countless directions when their time on the show ended. Some finished their schooling and led relatively normal lives, while other soared into international fame. But with the shock cancellation of the show in 1988, some team mates lost their stepping-stone into show business altogether.

This episode we find out why the show was suddenly axed, and what happened to our favourites from the Young Talent Team, including one we never got the chance to see grow up. Plus, Rob Mills takes us behind the curtain of the 2012 YTT reboot, which never made it past season one.


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

Vicki Thirlwell
Rob Mills
Debra Byrne
Dannii Minogue
Tina Arena
Beven Addinsall
Joey Dee
Vince Deltito
Karen Knowles
Nicole Cooper


Archival footage courtesy of John Young

Network 10
Ch 7- The Voice
Young Talent Time Tells All

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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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