Katherine Ryan to judge Canada’s Got Talent | Joining Shania Twain

Katherine Ryan to judge Canada’s Got Talent

Joining Shania Twain

Katherine Ryan is to become a judge on the next series of Canada’s Got Talent.

The comic will join fellow new signing  Shania Twain plus returning judge Howie Mandel – the comic who’s also on the American version – and rapper Kardinal Offishall.

Ontario-born Ryan begins work on the series this autumn, ready for it to air on the Citytv network in spring 2025.

The news comes after she complained about the lack of female late-night chat show hosts.

She told Grace Dent’s Comfort Eating podcast: ‘I thought that either myself or any of my female peers could have a late-night chat show in this country. 

‘And I think for whatever reason, women are sometimes relegated to daytime and then the boys do all the late-night chat shows.’

She also said it was a mistake to think stand-up was a ‘masculine’ pursuit, explaining: ‘Stand-up is just alpha, and some women are alpha.’

Canada’s Got Talent ran for a single season in 2021 before being rebooted in 2022. This will be the fourth season overall..

Ryan and Twain replace wrestler Trish Stratus and comic and YouTuber Lilly Singh.

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Published: 15 Jun 2024

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