Nikki Osborne

Fan Club and gallery for Nikki Osborne, star of The Nation (Channel Nine Australia), former late night TV presenter on the Quizmania gameshow and one of Australian television's best looking and talented new stars. It's not Rocket Surgery...

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Ask Nikki...

By popular demand, it's time for another Ask Nikki.

As always, the rules:
  • If asking a question, prefix your comment with: "Question:" to differentiate questions from general comments on this thread.
  • Check the earlier comments to see if someone else has already asked and avoid repetition. As we moderate all comments, if an earlier comment hasn't been approved yet, any duplicate comments which are submitted in the interim may be discarded. Don't be upset.
  • When leaving a comment, if you are not registered, click "other" and enter a name, rather than 'anonymous'. This goes for all comments on this site.
  • Be polite and respectful.
  • Be creative!
  • Be quick...
Also, before posting, please check the last Ask Nikki and avoid repeat questions.

Nikki will answer her favourite questions in this thread, so check back here shortly.

Update: No, Nikki will not marry you, please stop asking.

Nikki Responds:

, I would feel very satisfied. It's hard to get the industries attention and respect in the middle of the night. No talk that I have heard. We always win the ratings. The first.

Kizza, and yes I do know how to pronounce your name. A lot are made up on he spot but a lot are borrowed also. I only really go to industry functions. We are always working at the prime party time of the night. It's alright.

Josh, They hired the two new hosts so that we don't get burnout.

Peter C, I moved to Melbourne cos I was a bit of a gypsy. I've lived in three cities now and several different houses. I'm pretty sure I'll stay where I am now. I didn't choose acting, it chose me.

Renee, I didn't know what to expect. The response has been fantastic.

Jared, I love Gwen Stefani. I played the clarinet and the guitar for a while.

Peter, Was it poo water or was it shower and drinking water?? I thinks it's gross. I think they should have desalimentation plants (or whatever they are called) or stop growing rice as that takes up most of the water.

Michael, I have no idea. I would say so. My real name is Nicole!!

Jack, Will I marry you?? Oh geez.

Notyourrealname, Ummm. It would be creative. Either: Dancer, Singer or a Copywriter. Actually, yes, a copywriter. I would love to write the scripts for TVC's (TV Commercials) and come up with concepts for large companies. Fave food?? Red chicken curry, coffee, lasagne, and a hot bbq chicken.

Rob, I walk my dog now. Swim at the beach. Go shopping and talk to producers about future projects.

John, I have thought about it but I'd doubt that if I won, I'd get to keep the money.

Grant, I was down to the last two girls for both Cyber Girl and Power Rangers!! Is that butt kicking enough?? I nearly got the show LOST too by the way. Plus, House of Wax. There have been a few biggins that I have been up for. Gothica etc etc. I have been around for a while.
Thanks Nikki, and thank you everyone for submitting your interesting questions.

Questions are now closed.


  • At 3:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi Nikki,

    Question - How stoked would you be if you won a logie ? Sorry, silly question!

    Question - Has there been any talk of QM moving to an earlier timeslot ?

    Question - Any idea of what the TV ratings for QM are ?

    Last Question - Did you get the name 'Kato' from Peter Seller's sidekick, or from 'Get Smart' or from both or neither ?

    - Tim

  • At 3:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Question: How do you come up with the Nikki-isms…do you make them up or hear people say them and start using them? And do you only say them on Quizmania or is it a normal thing?

    Question: When do you have time to go out clubbing or whatever when you work almost every night?

    Question: Do you, Amy, Brodie, Katrina and Suze all like Buzz Monkey or do you have to just pretend you like it because you are promoting it?

    Sorry for all the questions but i have been waiting for ages to ask you. Love Kizza/Kiralea

  • At 8:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Question: Hi Nikki. Just wondering what compelled the producers of Quizmania (or whoever it is up there that handles this sort of thing) to hire two new girls? I am, of course, speaking of Susan and, erm... the other one... you know the one.

  • At 9:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey Nikki (Gorgeous!!)
    Question1: How did you end up in Melbourne? Is Melbourne where the work is or did you follow friends down here?? ( Most people go the other way to Brisbane!!)
    Question2:What made you choose Acting for a career?
    Question3: What does your Ideal man look like? :))
    Question4: In QM have you ever refused to wear a dress or outfit?? :))
    Question5: Does your father own a Shotgun?? :))
    PS: I voted for you for everything in the Logies!! xxxx

  • At 12:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi Nikki
    Absolutely love Quizmania and think you, Amy and Brodie do a fantastic job.
    Question: Did you ever think that hosting a late-night quiz show which was heavily criticized at the start would lead you to such popularity and recognition? I think it's quite amazing.

  • At 1:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Question - Who are some of your favourite bands/singers and have you ever played an instrument yourself?


  • At 4:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi Nikki (Gorgeous!)
    Question: Soon in Brisbane they will send recycled POO water back into the dams!! When you visit Brisbane will you drink the tap water? What will you do?

  • At 7:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    :Question: Hello Nikki, could you please tell me if Quizmania will be doing a Valentines Day theme show on Wednesday February 14. I am going to enjoy watching that if that happens! You almost have the same name as my mother except my mothers name is Nicole.

  • At 12:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Question: Will you marry me?

    love your work its so great i watch QM every night its on.. and try to win every round ..
    love you always

  • At 8:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    Hi Nikki,

    1) My question is, if you weren't an actor/tv presenter what do you think you would be doing instead?

    2) Also what are some of your fav and least fav foods?

    Thanks heaps! :)

  • At 8:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Question - What do you get up to when you aren't hosting quiz mania? Do you have an hobbies or favourite activities?

  • At 9:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Yea exactly...
    Nikki won't marry you she doesnt even know you.
    As "nikki osborne fanclub" said check the last "ask nikki" 1st, obviously you didnt coz if you had've you would know that someone already asked Nikki that.

  • At 9:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey Nikki,

    Question: Seeing as you're such as whizz at getting answers on the tower, have you ever considered/tried ringing up (when you're not on of course) to win some money?

    Thanks in advance

  • At 9:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Question: Could you ever see yourself playing a butt-kicking super heroine? I think you'd be great as that, I'm working on my own comic & if it ever became a film you are so who they should cast!

  • At 10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Question: What happens when those gremlins get into the phone lines?. Does it take a while for the producer to get rid of them?. Or does the producer just goes to a ad-break?

  • At 10:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    Question: Can You Remember The First Word You Ever Said?

    Question: Have You Won Any Trophy's, Medals Or Ribbons In Like Sport Or Something Else?

    Question: Are You Enjoying My Videos Of You On Youtube?

    I'll Always Be A Big Fan Of You Nikki & I'll Always Support You In Whatever Your Doing.


  • At 10:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi Nikki,
    Question1: Have you ever been on a date and the guy did something that really embarrassed you? What was it? (You can pass if you want to!)
    Question2: If you were going to sky dive would you expect your boyfriend to jump with you or be waiting for you on the ground? **listens anxiously!!** :))
    Question3: Have you ever eaten something that you really didn't want to? What was it?
    Question4: Have you ever been "Not ready!" when a Date arrived? What wasn't ready?
    Question5: Have you filled your "Autograph" Book since starting on Channel Nine?
    xxxx Thanks Nikki.

  • At 9:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    :Question 1: Hello Nikki, could you plese tell me if you would like to make an appearance on Berts Family Feud for charity possibly on a Mad Monday? :Question 2: could you tell me if you have travelled around Sydneys Northern Beaches like Manly or Dee Why for example?

  • At 12:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Question: Nikki are you really a bassist for a band?

  • At 5:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Question: You nearly got a role in LOST? that'd be cool. Do you understand what the hell's going on in that show ?

    Question: Which TV shows do you like to watch ?

    Question: ok, here's one from left field - if you could be an animal for a while, other than a human, which animal would it be and why ?

    Thanks for taking questions, it's great to get a little insight into the 'real' Nikki Osborne!

  • At 6:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Whoa I had no idea you auditioned for stuff like that Nikki, you just blew my socks off right out the window!

  • At 8:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi Nikki,
    Question: When Ralph magazine asked you to pose for photos, did you answer quickly or did you have to think about it for a while? Did you have any concerns?
    Thanks. ( Melbourne is brighter with you here! ) xx

  • At 9:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    *~*This isn't a question, but I just wanted to say (to Nikki) a *big* THANK YOU for taking the time to chat & respond to your means a lot!!

    I hope you do win the Logie, FHM hottest babe & every other award because you are very talented, funny, beautiful & down-to-earth...!!

    Byeee :)

  • At 9:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    Hi Nikki
    I just wanted to know if you ever get a little freaked out about some of the "slightly strange" photos and comments people post on your Myspace site?

    Another question just wondering where abouts do you like to shop for clothes, shoes, accessories etc?

    Thank you ;)

  • At 4:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey Nikki.
    Question1: When your father was racing cars were you ever scared or was it a thrill watching him?

    Question2:Who is your favourite old time Actress & Actor?

    Question3: If you were on a desert Isle, what one item would you have to have with you?

    Question4: If you were asked to go on "The Bachelor" would you?

    Question5: What Human failing do you Hate?

    Question6: If you had Three Wishes (from Fairy Godmother ), what would they be?

    Thanks Gorgeous!! Take care!

  • At 2:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Question - Can you please dye your hair black?


  • At 2:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Dear Nikki,
    I hope you got my mail correspondence. 1st time on the PC in ages + like I said I'm a computer spaz, so hoping this reaches you for a response. Keep enjoying those cans of water ... I mean Buzz Monkey ...

    One of my biggest peevs with showbiz is when real comedic talent tries to go all serious in search of acting credibility eg. Jamie Foxx, Robin Williams, Eddie Murphy ... etc.

    Question - Please could you promise to seek out comedic roles in film or TV whenever possible? (unless you need the work really bad!)

    Question - Would working at Channel 9 prevent you from getting on Thank God You're Here? (There's an opening left by Matt Newton ... sorry, I had to say it!)

    Question - Do you play any other instruments than the harmonica? Could you use it again to close out another show, please?? Do you recall what the tune was that you played? (long time ago I know.) I hum it to myself all the time.

  • At 4:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Sorry, I just read you played guitar + clarinet. Really pissed off today someone's helped me navigate this technology on the very day your Myspace site has crashed overnight!! (I guess I was blessed to see it once yesterday.) One day I'll fluke my way on there if it can rise from the ashes.

    Question - Will you wear the thumb ring again?

    Question - I notice you're the host most often on 1st (especially weekends). Is that deliberate by QM knowing how popular you are? In Adelaide I get frustrated we lose part of your Nikki-magic every time. But how do you feel that your friends + family in Qld barely get to see you at all on these shifts? I figured you're just relieved to knock off early + get your beauty sleep.(Not that you need it.) If I killed every other male on Earth or got a face graft of Dalton James, would you ... just kidding. Loving your work more + more + wish only the best personally + careerwise.

  • At 1:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi Nikki,

    Question: If you wanted to protest about something would you raise the issue during your Logie Speech?
    ( Don't do it! )

    Question: If asked, would you go in the Celebrity car race before the Grand Prix?

    Question: How did you fall in love with Italy?

    Question: What do your parents think of your QM job?

    Thanks Nikki.


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