Shaping up with Dicko

Dicko.jpgWe first met Ian ‘Dicko’ Dickson when the first series of Australian Idol burst onto our television screens. Back then he was sometimes referred to as the nasty judge but the nation has since well and truly warmed to him. Dicko had worked in the record industry for 20 years and brings a wealth of experience to his role as an Idol judge.

Recently he has taken on the battle of the bulge and so far has lost 7kilograms at the half way point of his weight loss programme. he realised it was time to do something when a doctor told him that if he continued the way he was going he’d cut five years off his life.

I didn’t have concerns about my health at all. But when a medical professional tells you that you are obese and it will cut short your life you take it seriously.

Dicko has become the face of Jenny Craig’s Jen4Men programme, encouraging blokes to look after themselves and drop a few kilos. You can follow Dicko’s weight loss journey online.

It was my pleasure to talk to Dicko during my radio programme on 98.5 Sonshine FM this morning. You can hear our conversation by clicking the play button on the audio player at the bottom of this post.

We talked about losing weight, getting in shape and the current season of Australian Idol. Dicko also gave his tip for who will win this season of Idol.

I’m thinking that I could do with following the Jen4Men programme for a while but I doubt that Jenny Craig will be calling me anytime soon to become the next face of Jen4Men. 🙂


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Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

The views he expresses here are his own.

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