Melissa Doyle’s triumphant return to Sunrise eight years after departing the show has had fans, Seven producers and co-hosts Natalie Barr and David Koch praising her “mature” and “professional” comeback to the network.
And seeing how seamlessly Mel slipped back in with her old team has done little to quash the rumours about tension between recently departed host Samantha Armytage and Nat and Kochie.
“The team absolutely loved having Mel back,” a well-placed source tells Woman’s Day.
“She was so relaxed – it’s a place she should feel comfortable considering she paved the way for others who have followed her.”
The veteran journalist, 51, returned to the couch she once helmed with Kochie, 65, to promote her new podcast, Age Against The Machine, last week, and it wasn’t just the producers who were thrilled about her return.
“It was clear that Kochie and Nat were very happy to see their friend. They both kept saying how good it was to see her back on the show,” says the source.
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