SUNRISE SHAKE-UP - THE FIGHT FOR KOCHIE'S THRONE!
New Idea|September 13, 2021
WITH KOCHIE STEPPING BACK, HIS REPLACEMENTS ARE PUTTING UP A CHASE

Any TV executive will tell you that the secret to breakfast television is stability. But unfortunately for Sunrise, dark clouds are rolling in to shake things up!

New Idea’s Channel 7 insiders, who have agreed to speak under the promise of anonymity, reveal that long-serving co-host, David Koch, has high hopes to vacate his Sunrise chair by Christmas!

While it’s not certain whether Kochie – who joined the breakfast show in 2002 – will step down permanently, the insider claims the 65year-old recently broached to network management about taking a hiatus next year.

Add reporter Edwina Bartholomew’s upcoming maternity leave into the mix and as our source puts it, “a storm is coming to Sunrise”.

Kochie has been honest about the pressures of his high-flying gig in the past, but the insider says his reasons for wanting to leave Sunrise are purely personal.

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