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Charli Robinson

Australian broadcaster and musician

Charli Robinson
Robinson at the premiere of The Lucky One in 2012
Sharlene Marie Zeta Robinson

(1981-03-08) 8 March 1981 (age 40)
OccupationTelevision, radio personality
Years active1998–present
Brent Delaney
(m. 2003; div. 2009)
Partner(s)Liam Talbot (2016–present)

Sharlene Marie Zeta Robinson (born 8 March 1981), known professionally as Charli Robinson and previously as Charli Delaney, is an Australian television and radio presenter, most famously known as an original member of children's musical group Hi-5 and the television series of the same name. She left Hi-5 in February 2008 after ten years with the group. She is known now as a presenter on Nine Network travel program Getaway.

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Early life

Robinson was born in Newcastle, New South Wales and she has an older sister named Cassandra.[1][2][3] She attended Hunter School of the Performing Arts at Broadmeadow, Newcastle, before featuring in various TV shows and soap operas.[4]


Robinson was the youngest original member of group Hi-5.

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. Robinson noted her plans for the future include other presenting work, and acting in television and films, to challenge herself.[5] She served as a judge on Battle of the Choirs in 2008, and also appeared on the eighth season of Dancing with the Stars.[6]

TV Hosting

In 2009, Robinson co-hosted the celebrity singing show It Takes Two with Home and Away actor Paul O'Brien and signed a three-year contract with the show. She also appeared in the short film Tegan the Vegan[7]

Radio presenter

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.[8] 21 August[9] 25 July

In May 2011, Robinson filled in as the host on The Kyle & Jackie O Show while Kyle Sandilands and Jackie Henderson were off on sick leave.[10]

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Television and radio miscellaneous

In October 2011, it was announced that she would be hosting a re-launch of the TV show It's a Knockout.[11]

On 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.[12]

Overview of "It%27s a Knockout (Australian game show)" article

Personal life

Robinson married her childhood partner, Brent Delaney, in 2003. The pair separated in 2009, after six years together.[13][14]

In February 2016, Robinson revealed that she and her partner of five years, Justin Kirkpatrick, had separated.[15]

In August 2018, Robinson and partner Liam Talbot announced they were expecting their first child.[16]

On 27 December 2018, Robinson and Talbot welcomed a baby girl, Kensington Claire Talbot.

On 13 October 2019, Robinson and her partner, Liam Talbot, became engaged at Mount Panorama.

On 20 July 2020, Robinson and Talbot welcomed their second child, another baby girl, Theadora Elle Talbot.


Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1999–2008 Hi-5 Presenter Series 1 to 10
2007 Spicks And Specks Guest
2008 Good News Week Guest
2008 Battle of the Choirs Series Judge
2008 Dancing with the Stars Contestant
2008 Carols in the Domain Performer Performed "Away in a Manger"
2009 The Squiz Regular guest
2011–14 The Dirt TV Reporter
2011–12 It's a Knockout Host
2014–present Getaway Reporter
2016–17 Cruise Mode Host
2019 Channel Nine Queensland Children's Hospital Telethon Host

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 Result
Todd Helen Mark
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"
Foxtrot/ "1234"
9 Tango/ "Tango Forte"
Cha-Cha-ChaQuickstepSalsa Segue/ "Kiss" – "Keep Young and Beautiful" – "Groove Is in the Heart"

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  1. ^ "About Hi-5: Charli Robinson". Archived from the original on 22 February 2001.
  2. ^ "Hi-5: Meet the Gang - Charli".
  3. ^ "Hi-5: About Charli". Archived from the original on 31 October 2007.
  4. ^ "Where's the Bear?", The Age, pp. 1, 2, 3, 21 May 2000 Note: Article is published across three pages.
  5. ^ "Charli Delaney quits Hi-5 for Adam Gilchrist". The Daily Telegraph. 22 February 2008. Retrieved 22 February 2008.
  6. ^ Knox, David (27 July 2008). "Toni tangos to Seven". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 27 July 2008.
  7. ^ EoR media Archived 12 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine, Tegan the Vegan
  8. ^ – Charli Delaney on the airwaves
  9. ^ "Charli Delaney joins 2DayFM". KNOWfirst. Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  10. ^ http://austereo.castmetrix.net/podcast/378302368699185719/1/TheKyleandJackieOShowMay25th2011.mp3
  11. ^ "It's a Knockout is returning to TV". The Age. Melbourne. 17 October 2011.
  12. ^ "Charli Robinson hosts It's a Knockout, Breakfast for SEA FM - Profile Talent Management". Archived from the original on 7 May 2016. Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  13. ^ http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/celebrity/hi-5-star-charli-delaney-splits-from-husband-brent-after-16-years-together/news-story/6d1930dd21883db9b9b63272facb799d?sv=39eba4e497055ab876f6e3f0b0890595
  14. ^ "Charli Delaney's fairytale marriage comes to an end". The Daily Telegraph. 1 December 2009. Retrieved 27 February 2011.
  15. ^ http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/entertainment/radio-brekkie-host-charli-robinson-admits-shes-gone-her-separate-ways-with-boyfriend/news-story/375c28453ea6445382b1c30f84c5bd12
  16. ^ https://www.newidea.com.au/hi-5-star-charli-robinson-announces-she-is-expecting-a-baby

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