IT'S ALL ABOUT NAT NOW!
Woman's Day Australia|April 19, 2021
While Natalie thrives in her new role, Sam is beginning to think twice about leaving Sunrise
When Samantha Armytage revealed she hadn’t spoken to her former Sunrise co-stars once since her exit early last month, she only fuelled speculation of a rift between her and the Seven team.

And now, a well-placed source reveals to Woman’s Day that Sam’s reasoning for shunning her TV family comes down to their ability to replace her so willingly and swiftly with Natalie Barr!

“The stark reality has sunk in that Sam wasn’t irreplaceable, and it’s been a hard thing to acknowledge,” says our insider, adding Sam feels somewhat betrayed by those who were once her biggest supporters.

“Seven were quick to make the announcement that Nat was taking the reins, and by the end of the first week it was a case of ‘Sam who?’. They have simply wiped the slate of any reference to the old team – it’s as though nothing has really changed except everyone seems very relaxed and happy.”

The natural rapport between long-time co-host David Koch and Nat, 53, and the team’s palpable relaxed atmosphere is translating across the airwaves too, with the morning news show projected to rise in the ratings in the coming months.

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