The new season arrives in the wake of another popular reality show on the channel undergoing a huge revamp.
Season 18 of Idols SA will see Randall Abrahams and Unathi Nkayi exiting as judges, after the channel opted not to renew their contracts.
Abrahams was the longest-running judge on the popular show for a record 17 seasons, while Nkayi was part of the panel for 10 seasons.
“We are taking a fresh approach to the judging panel to retain audiences and stay competitive in the Sunday night time slot,” said Adonisi.
“Mzansi Magic would like to thank both Randall and Unathi for their contribution to discovering new talent and launching the careers of so many. We salute these great icons of SA entertainment and thank them both for a great innings on Idols.
“Randall and Unathi have demonstrated high levels of professionalism and made an impact on the SA entertainment scene that will continue to be felt for some time to come. We wish them well in their endeavours.”