Australian Idol duo Osher Günsberg and James Mathison reunite for Channel 10 comedy series

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

Now the duo, more than a decade on, will return to the network’s prime-time slot as acting co-stars. 

This month, Osher and James’ episode – believed to have been filmed in 2018 – of Drunk History Australia will finally debut on free-to-air.

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Guess who's back! Australian Idol duo Osher Günsberg [then known as Andrew G] and James Mathison reunite for Channel 10’s Drunk History comedy series. Pictured in 2004

Guess who’s back! Australian Idol duo Osher Günsberg [then known as Andrew G] and James Mathison reunite for Channel 10’s Drunk History comedy series. Pictured in 2004

James and Osher reenact the disastrous expedition – as told by the slightly-buzzed comedian and storyteller Harley Breen – of Burke and Wills.

Osher told TV Week on Monday that he and James have remained in close contact since debuting as co-hosts of Australian Idol in 2003.

‘He comes to poker every now and then,’ he claimed, but said reuniting on screen was ‘the greatest’.

Osher even praised James’ incredible acting, claiming he could have a career as a sitcom star if he wanted to pursue it. 

Acting gig: James (left) and Osher (right) reenact the disastrous expedition – as told by the slightly-buzzed comedian and storyteller Harley Breen – of Burke and Wills

Acting gig: James (left) and Osher (right) reenact the disastrous expedition – as told by the slightly-buzzed comedian and storyteller Harley Breen – of Burke and Wills

On demand: Ten actually released the entire first season of Drunk History Australia on 10 Play for audiences to binge while social distancing in March

On demand: Ten actually released the entire first season of Drunk History Australia on 10 Play for audiences to binge while social distancing in March

Ten actually released the entire first season of Drunk History Australia on 10 Play for audiences to binge while social distancing in March.

The comedy series first aired during Pilot Week in 2018, but wasn’t renewed with the other successful pilot week shows that year.

However, Ten later announced the show had been commissioned.

'Y'all thought my 15 minutes of fame was over?' Former Bachelor star Alexandra Nation scored her first acting role on Channel 10 in Drunk History Australia

‘Y’all thought my 15 minutes of fame was over?’ Former Bachelor star Alexandra Nation scored her first acting role on Channel 10 in Drunk History Australia

Multi-talented: The former reality star unveiled her new career path to her Instagram followers in March as the series dropped on 10Play. Pictured with actor Adam Dunn

Multi-talented: The former reality star unveiled her new career path to her Instagram followers in March as the series dropped on 10Play. Pictured with actor Adam Dunn

In March, former Bachelor ‘winner’ Alex Nation shared production photos from her episode as the first Miss Australia, Beryl Mills.

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

Comedian Nikki Osborne recalls the tale in Alex’s episode, with Gogglebox star Yvie Jones also making a cameo appearance.

The show is set to kick off on Channel 10 on Monday, September 14, but all season one episodes are still readily available to stream on demand on 10Play.

Watch now: While the show will debut on Channel 10 on September 14, the entire first season is available on 10Play. Pictured: Roxy Jacenko

Watch now: While the show will debut on Channel 10 on September 14, the entire first season is available on 10Play. Pictured: Roxy Jacenko

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