Former Australian Idol host, MC
Osher Günsberg, perhaps more widely known as Andrew G, is one of Australia's most dynamic media personalities. He first came to the country's attention as the face of Australian Idol and the voice of Australia's largest weekly radio countdown, Take 40 Australia. More recently he was the host of The Bachelor on Channel Ten.
He relocated to Los Angeles in 2011 and is a successful TV/radio presenter and photographer who splits his time between Sydney and the US.
Osher's great love and knowledge of music makes him one of the foremost presenters in Australia and the US. He predominantly works in live situations and has hosted thousands of hours of live national television
His charm, great stage presence, and love of people have ensured that Andrew is regularly called on to MC awards nights, galas and other high-profile events across the country.
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Playing in school orchestras and performing in barbershop quartets is not the immediate image that comes to mind when you think of Osher Günsberg but that is exactly where his life long love of music began. With music in his head, Osher left school and started performing in bands. Not content with just playing music, he got jobs as a roadie where he learnt a lot about logistics and the technical side of the industry.
Eventually Osher found himself working as a Black Thunder pilot and doing on-air mid-dawn shifts at B105 radio station in Brisbane. Working as hard as he was, he quite often slept on the studio floor. After five years in radio, in 1999, he was snapped up by Channel [V] to present their television music request show, whatUwant. Over the next seven years Osher interviewed the biggest bands in the world, travelled the globe covering festivals and chasing interviews, and participated in some of the most raw and ground-breaking TV ever made in Australia.
From there he was asked to co-host Australian Idol, one of the most phenomenally popular shows on Australian television (at the 2004 Logies the show received an award, and Osher, as Andrew G, was nominated for the Silver Logie). He was co-host for six seasons and hosted the seventh season on his own.
Osher narrated the Logie award-winning documentary series Bondi Rescue, and hosted three New Year's Eve broadcasts for Network Ten.
In 2011 he became the first Australian to host a live prime time show in the US when he worked with Paula Abdul on the CBS Show Live to Dance. At the same time, his weekly syndicated show The Hot Hits Live from L.A. achieved great ratings wins in all major Australian markets.
In 2012, Osher hosted Photo Finish, Agony Aunts, Agony Uncles and Next Stop Hollywood for the ABC.
In 2013, Osher launched into independent broadcasting, exploring deep issues with his high-profile guests on The Osher Günsberg Podcast, relationships on Let Me Tell You Something and movies with Malone's Movie Minutes.
In 2014, he returned to Australian screens to host the latest series of The Bachelor on Channel Ten.
Andrew G was very professional and easy going, worked well with staff and customers. A pleasure to have at our centre!