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Comedian Jim Jefferies takes a brutal swipe at Manu Feildel and Channel Seven

Comedian Jim Jefferies takes a brutal swipe at Manu Feildel as he claims Channel Seven dumped him as an Australia’s Got Talent judge in favour of the TV Chef

Jim Jefferies has slammed Channel Seven for replacing him as a judge on Australia’s Got Talent, in favour of Manu Feildel.

On Thursday, the comedian spoke to Triple M radio host Mick Molloy about his axing, taking a swipe at his celebrity chef replacement in the process. 

‘I hear he’s a big deal in Australia… I would trust him if the bloke was judging food, but he’s judging entertainment,’ the 44-year-old said. 

Shots fired: Comedian Jim Jefferies has slammed Channel Seven for replacing him as a judge on Australia’s Got Talent in favour of Manu Feildel in a radio interview on Thursday

Jim said he was especially seething given the fact he relocated to Australia primarily for the role.

‘Originally I was coming out to Australia because I was getting hired as a judge on Australia’s Got Talent,’ he said.

‘And then they (Channel Seven) kept on d**king me around, and going “Oh the offer’s coming”. I had a schedule and everything like that, I knew who the other hosts were, and then I just didn’t hear anything,’ he said. 

Jim opted to do a tour while he was Down Under, during which he contacted the network. He said they told him they had ‘decided to go another way.’

That was sudden: The comedian spoke to Triple M radio host Mick Molloy about his axing and Seven's choice of replacement: 'I hear he's a big deal in Australia… I would trust him if the bloke was judging food, but he's judging entertainment'

That was sudden: The comedian spoke to Triple M radio host Mick Molloy about his axing and Seven’s choice of replacement: ‘I hear he’s a big deal in Australia… I would trust him if the bloke was judging food, but he’s judging entertainment’

He then complained about the lengthy list of things Channel Seven wanted him to do, including a week-long rehearsal.

‘To do what?’ he said, ‘there’s the buzzer, there’s the golden buzzer. You use the golden buzzer once, you use the other one several times. Try not to swear and enjoy yourself. Right, that’s all you’ve got to do.’

Jim was so in with production at one stage that producers told him they had no judges lined up and asked him who he could recommend.

He suggested Slayer guitarist Kerry King and Monty Python icon John Cleese. 

The hits keep coming! 'If you had me on a cooking show, eventually people would go, 'I don't think he should be judging this, he's not qualified,' he continued his attack

The hits keep coming! ‘If you had me on a cooking show, eventually people would go, ‘I don’t think he should be judging this, he’s not qualified,’ he continued his attack

‘If you had me on a cooking show, eventually people would go, “I don’t think he should be judging this, he’s not qualified,” he continued in reference to Manu.

‘Like, does this guy look at the performances and go: “It could do with a bit more salt.’

‘I lived in Britain for 10 years and I’ve gigged all over Europe… The only place that doesn’t want English-speaking comedians – France. They’re not a funny bunch of people.

Part of the Channel Seven family: Manu has worked with Seven on multiple shows since 2010. Pictured alongside disgraced My Kitchen Rules co-host Pete Evans

Part of the Channel Seven family: Manu has worked with Seven on multiple shows since 2010. Pictured alongside disgraced My Kitchen Rules co-host Pete Evans

‘What happens in Australia’s Got Talent? “Oh, and in the final, we have three mimes again. Thank god we have the French chef,” he  mocked.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Channel Seven for comment.  

Manu has worked with Seven on multiple shows since 2010 and appeared as a judge on Australia’s Got Talent in 2019 – which is set to return later this year.

He sat alongside Pussycat Dolls’ Nicole Scherzinger, actor Shane Jacobson, and musical theatre star Lucy Durack.

Maybe he does have talent? Manu (right) has appeared as a judge on Australia's Got Talent in 2019. He sat alongside Pussycat Dolls' Nicole Scherzinger (centre right), actor Shane Jacobson (left), and musical theatre star Lucy Durack (centre left)

Maybe he does have talent? Manu (right) has appeared as a judge on Australia’s Got Talent in 2019. He sat alongside Pussycat Dolls’ Nicole Scherzinger (centre right), actor Shane Jacobson (left), and musical theatre star Lucy Durack (centre left)

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