TV Report March 25, 2024: Dylan Wright crowned the winner of Australian Idol during epic Grand Finale

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Lauren and Jonathan went head-to-head on MAFS.

TV Report March 25, 2024:

Nine TV Report

Married at First Sight

Nine’s evening began in the wake of a shocking Commitment Ceremony on Married at First Sight. 

The couples are in shock over Jonathan’s texting scandal with former bride Ellie.

In her apartment, Lauren is still reeling from the revelation. She feels especially betrayed following their homestay in Perth where they had been intimate again – she wonders if he was texting Ellie at the time. As Lauren scrolls through Jonathan’s phone, she finds troubling messages and fails to find a single mention of herself in the texts from either Jonathan or Ellie. Jonathan offers half-hearted apologies, and the discussion becomes increasingly heated until Jonathan awkwardly exits. 

At the cocktail party, Tori and Jack arrive first and bask in being the happy “boring couple”. Eden and Jayden are next to arrive, much improved as a couple from where they were at the last Commitment Ceremony. Lauren arrives alone and proceeds to fill the rest of the group in on the situation with Jonathan. The remaining couples arrive and join the conversation. 

The drama almost immediately kicks off at the table, as Sara proposes a toast to Jonathan texting Ellie. The group questions Jonathan over the messages, though he continues to deflect any suggestion of wrongdoing. The discussion is interrupted by the arrival of the honesty boxes.

The couples tackle their honesty boxes one by one. Sara and Tim both admit they’re on the way to falling in love, and he admits he believes she’s over her ex. Despite disdain from the others, Tori and Jack remain outwardly strong together. Jade tells Ridge he’s made her feel like she can fall in love again but fires up when Ridge shows off to the table with childish behaviour. 

The honesty box turns into a head-to-head between Lauren and Jonathan, with Lauren taking the opportunity to interrogate Jonathan over the messages with Ellie. Jonathan attempts to deflect any wrongdoing and even tries to shift blame for his behaviour onto Lauren. Backed into a corner, Jonathan admits he thinks he would have had an easier time matched with anyone other than Lauren. Incensed, Lauren tells Jonathan he’s the fakest person she’s ever met. 

A Current Affair

Over on A Current Affair, a bureaucratic nightmare leaves a mum and son unable to return home and a Sydney man cuts off his dead brother’s ear to test his nephew’s paternity. 

Seven TV Report

Australian Idol

Over on Seven, the nation chose Dylan Wright from Northern Rivers, NSW as its Australian Idol. 

Dylan was in disbelief as hosts Ricki-Lee and Scott Tweedie announced the 31-year-old had won the crown, a recording contract with Sony Music Entertainment Australia, plus $100,000 in prize money. 

The father of two acknowledged cementing his place in Australian Idol history was life-changing. Overwhelmed, he said: “Thank you. I’m about to cry.”

Holding tears at bay, Dylan took to the stage to perform his winner’s single Paper Heart.

Dylan praised his wife Georgia and children – 4-year-old Piper and 1-year-old Rivi – admitting: “If I didn’t have them to ground me, I would be lost.”

Home & Away

Before Australian Idol was Home & Away as Stevie pressed Eden’s buttons, Xander’s fundraiser faced a hurdle and Remi was in for a rude shock. 

10 TV Report

The Project

The Project on 10 looked into the second job stress amongst Australians, spoke to Robert Irwin & Julia Morris live from the Jungle and also spoke to Tom Gleeson. 

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

On 10’s I’m A Celeb, the celebrities were still adjusting to camp life in the African jungle, and will now come face to face with the jungle’s most terrifying snakes.



On 7:30, the program investigated the community where a spike in crime triggered tough now penalties that will put more young people behind bars and also looked into the fact that one-third of Australian school students can’t read properly. 


Finding Your Roots

Henry Louis Gates maps the family trees of actor Joe Manganiello and football star Tony Gonzalez – uncovering close relatives whose names they’ve never heard and compelling each man to rethink his own identity.

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