Charli in Happy Feet Two 2011
|Birth name||Sharlene Marie Zeta Robinson|
8 March 1980 |
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
|Origin||Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia|
|Genres||Pop, children's music|
|Occupation(s)||Dancer, singer, radio personality|
Sharlene Marie Zeta Robinson, known professionally in Australia as Charli Robinson and previously as Charli Delaney (born 8 March 1980 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia), is an Australian singer, actress, radio presenter and children's performer best known as a member of band Hi-5 and the television series of the same name Hi-5
Robinson was a member of Hi-5. Before Hi-5, she had roles in various Australian TV shows and soaps. She went to Hunter School of the Performing Arts at Broadmeadow, Newcastle. A trained yoga instructor, she hosted the Hi-5 section encouraging body co-ordination and skill development through dancing, hopping, jumping and stepping. In television interviews, Robinson has expressed an interest in children's yoga.
She married her childhood love Brent Delaney on 15 March 2003. The two have since split and announced their separation on 30 November 2009.
Robinson chose to leave Hi-5 in February 2008, officially announcing on 22 February 2008 that she would be leaving the group. She indicated that she would continue with the show until a suitable replacement was found. Her replacement is Casey Burgess, formerly of Girl TV (currently former Hi-5 member, which succeeded by Mary Lascaris in 2013). Robinson noted her plans for the future include other presenting work, and acting in film and television, to challenge herself. She served as judge on Battle of the Choirs in 2008, and also appeared on the eighth season of Dancing with the Stars.
In 2009, Robinson co-hosted the celebrity singing show It Takes Two with Home and Away actor Paul O'Brien. She has signed a three-year contract with the show. She also appeared in the short film Tegan the Vegan
Management were impressed with Robinson, filling in as a co-host on the Hot30 Countdown, that they decided to invite her to be on the airwaves.
Robinson had a show on the Today Network's 2DayFM and Fox FM on late nights initially [Monday to Wednesday] with Chris Page and had co-hosted the Top 6 @ 6 with Danno on the Today Network for one hour. 21 August 25 July
Robinson has also been the 'My Daily Dirt' columnist for the Today Network, who presented updates throughout the day.
After leaving The Hot30 Countdown at the start of January 2011 she is now host from February 2011 onwards the solo presenter of 'The Dirt' which airs each weeknight at 7pm. Charli also does Dirt TV and does segments on 2dayFM on the weekdays.
In November 2011, rumours surfaced that Robinson had been hired to replace on-air announcer Moyra Major on the 90.9 Sea FM Gold Coast breakfast show, after a successful six-week stint as co-host during McGregor's maternity leave.
5 December 2011, it was announced that Charli was signed to host the Sea FM Gold Coast breakfast show in 2012 with Simon "Baggs" Baggott and Paul "Galey" Gale
|Guest||Spicks And Specks (Children's Special)||2007|
|Judge||Battle of the Choirs||2008–present|
|Contestant||Dancing with the Stars||2008|
|Host||It Takes Two||2009–present|
|Host||It's a Knockout||2011–2012|
Dancing with the Stars performances
In late 2008, Robinson competed in the eighth season of Dancing with the Stars. Robinson's partner was Csaba Szirmai, one of the show's resident professional dancers.
|Week #||Dance/Song||Judges' score||Total Score|
|1||Cha-cha-cha / "Pictures"||6||7||7||20||Safe|
|2||Tango / "My Love"||8||8||7||23||Safe|
|3||Samba / "Mas Que Nada"||7||7||8||22||Safe|
|4||Quickstep / "Right Now"||6||8||8||22||Bottom Two|
|5||Salsa / "Low"||8||9||9||26||Safe|
|6||West Coast Swing / "Don't Wanna Go to Bed Now"||8||8||8||24||Safe|
|7||Paso Doble/ "Bolero"
Rumba / "Colors of the Wind"
|8||Jive/ "Yeh Yeh"
|9||Tango/ "Tango Forte"
Cha-Cha-Cha – Quickstep – Salsa Segue/ "Kiss" – "Keep Young and Beautiful" – "Groove Is in the Heart"
- "Charli Delaney's fairytale marriage comes to an end". The Daily Telegraph. 1 December 2009. Retrieved 27 February 2011.
- "Charli Delaney quits Hi-5 for Adam Gilchrist". The Daily Telegraph. 22 February 2008. Retrieved 22 February 2008.
- Knox, David (27 July 2008). "Toni tangos to Seven". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 27 July 2008.
- EoR media, Tegan the Vegan
- – Charli Delaney on the airwaves
- – Charli Delaney on the radio
- "It's a Knockout is returning to TV". The Age (Melbourne). 17 October 2011.
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