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Kyle Sandilands reveals his backstage diva demands on Australian Idol

Kyle Sandilands reveals his backstage diva demands on Australian Idol – including a bizarre request about Allen’s Snakes Alive

He was a judge on Australian Idol from 2005 to 2009.

And radio host Kyle Sandilands has now revealed his unusual backstage demands during his tenure on the talent show.

A runner from the program called in to The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Tuesday to say it was her job to remove the orange lollies from packets of Allen’s Snakes Alive and present them in a bowl for Kyle, who refused to eat any other colour.

Diva moment: Radio host Kyle Sandilands has revealed his unusual backstage demands during his tenure on Australian Idol from 2005 to 2009

The runner, named Elleni, said: ‘Kyle, you should know me.

‘I worked many years ago with you on Idol. I used to open up the Snakes and pull out the orange ones and put them in a bowl for you.’

‘Kyle refused to have any other coloured Snakes… He got so upset one day because someone else did it and didn’t know about that job,’ she added.

Kyle confirmed the story was true, saying: ‘That’s right. The other flavour Snakes used to make me cough and would tickle my throat.

Demands: A runner named Elleni said it was her job to remove the orange lollies from packets of Allen's Snakes Alive and present them in a bowl for Kyle, who refused to eat any other colour

Demands: A runner named Elleni said it was her job to remove the orange lollies from packets of Allen’s Snakes Alive and present them in a bowl for Kyle, who refused to eat any other colour

‘They would go through about 20 packets to pick out the orange ones.’

Kyle’s shocked co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson remarked: ‘That’s Mariah Carey-elevated diva behaviour!’

Kyle was a judge on Idol from 2005 to 2008.

Odd: Kyle confirmed the story was true, saying: 'That's right. The other flavour Snakes used to make me cough and would tickle my throat.' Pictured with Marcia Hines and Ian Dickson

Odd: Kyle confirmed the story was true, saying: ‘That’s right. The other flavour Snakes used to make me cough and would tickle my throat.’ Pictured with Marcia Hines and Ian Dickson

Osher Günsberg and James Mathison co-hosted the singing show from 2003.

In 2009, James announced he would be leaving the show to focus on other projects and Osher hosted the seventh season solo,

James and Osher, who have been friends for the past 18 years, recently launched a new podcast called Idle Australians.

Hosts: Osher Günsberg and James Mathison co-hosted the singing show from 2003

Hosts: Osher Günsberg and James Mathison co-hosted the singing show from 2003 

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