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Australian Idol hosts Osher Günsberg and James Mathison reunite

Guess who’s back! Australian Idol hosts Osher Günsberg and James Mathison reunite for a new series – 12 years after they last shared a stage

It’s been 12 years since Osher Günsberg (formerly known as Andrew G) and James Mathison hosted Australian Idol together on Channel 10.

But the duo have now reunited for the first time in more than a decade for an episode of Drunk History Australia.

Their episode, which is available to stream on 10 Play, will air on free-to-air television for the first time later this month.

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Guess who’s back! Australian Idol hosts Osher Günsberg (left) and James Mathison (right) have reunited for a new series – 12 years after they last shared a stage. Pictured in April 2004

James and Osher reenact the disastrous expedition of Burke and Wills, as told by the inebriated comedian Harley Breen.

Osher told TV Week that the pair stayed in touch after James quit Australian Idol in 2008 and was replaced as host by Ricki-Lee Coulter.

‘He comes to poker every now and then,’ he said, adding that reuniting on screen with his old friend was ‘the greatest’. 

Acting gig: James (left) and Osher (right) reenact the disastrous expedition of Burke and Wills in Drunk History Australia, which airs on Channel 10 later this month

Acting gig: James (left) and Osher (right) reenact the disastrous expedition of Burke and Wills in Drunk History Australia, which airs on Channel 10 later this month

On demand: Channel 10 actually released the entire first season of Drunk History Australia on its streaming platform 10 Play in March

On demand: Channel 10 actually released the entire first season of Drunk History Australia on its streaming platform 10 Play in March

Osher went on to praise James’ acting skills, saying he could have had a career as a sitcom star if he’d wanted to. 

Channel 10 actually released the entire first season of Drunk History Australia on its streaming platform 10 Play in March.

That month, former Bachelor winner Alex Nation shared promo photos from her episode, in which she starred as the first Miss Australia, Beryl Mills. 

'Y'all thought my 15 minutes of fame was over?' That month, former Bachelor winner Alex Nation shared promo photos from her episode, in which she starred as the first Miss Australia

‘Y’all thought my 15 minutes of fame was over?’ That month, former Bachelor winner Alex Nation shared promo photos from her episode, in which she starred as the first Miss Australia

She wrote at the time: ‘Ya’ll thought my 15 minutes of fame was over.. WRONGO. Catch me on Drunk History on @10playau.’

Other celebrities featured in Drunk History include former Gogglebox star Yvie Jones, comedian Nikki Osborne and publicist Roxy Jacenko.

Drunk History starts on Channel 10 on September 14, but every episode from the first season is available to stream on 10Play

Having a laugh: Other celebrities featured in Drunk History include former Gogglebox star Yvie Jones, comedian Nikki Osborne and publicist Roxy Jacenko (pictured)

Having a laugh: Other celebrities featured in Drunk History include former Gogglebox star Yvie Jones, comedian Nikki Osborne and publicist Roxy Jacenko (pictured)