Austereo radio host Charli Delaney is also a multi-talented actor, entertainer and television presenter with over 10 years of on-set experience. She has a busy and dynamic radio presence as weeknight co-host of Austereo’s ‘National Top 30 Countdown’, then Saturday nights she’s heard around the country hosting ‘Party People’, and on Sunday mornings Charli hosts “The Dirt” which is an extension of weekday gossip reports across the network.
2008 was a big year with her departure from Hi 5 she has stepped out of the children’s entertainment arena and into mainstream programs with a role as judge on the successful program ‘Battle of the Choirs” and then a contestant on ‘Dancing with the Stars’, roving live crosses for the Seven network’s Spring Racing Carnival and hosting for “Dancesports”. She adds radio to her list signing with Austereo in 2009 for her own evening program and hosting as required across the network.
The former member of the internationally acclaimed children’s group Hi-5, which airs in over 83 countries and has sold more than 900,000 records, has continued to build on her popularity. Charli has won 5 ARIA Awards, 3 Logie Awards and a Helpman Award for her work on Hi-5.
Charli has also been a guest presenter on numerous TV shows including ‘Getaway’, ‘What’s Good for You’, ‘Spicks and Specks’, ‘Backyard Blitz’ and 'Good News Week'. Her time in Hi5 has given Charli over 10 years experience of filming live, recording albums and working with numerous directors. Along with her previous drama training, under John Noble, she has completed various NIDA courses and tuition with Kevin Jackson. Charli also has a Diploma in Performing Arts from Brent Street School of Performing Arts.
Charli is involved with many charity organizations, including The Day of Difference Foundation, and she is the patron of the Hunter School of Performing Arts. Charli is also passionate about yoga and healthy living and has participated in the Australian Yoga Championships for the past 3 years. She has recently fulfilled her childhood dream of playing ‘Sandy’ in Grease in ‘Grease on the Beach’ a production which raised money for Olivia Newton John Cancer and Wellness Centre.