Channel Ten launches new breakfast show hosted by Natasha Exelby and Lachlan Kennedy – after the network’s last effort was halted in 2014
Channel Ten is set to replace Studio Ten’s first half hour with a breakfast news show, reports TV Black Box on Wednesday.
According to the online publication, ten staffers were notified of the Wednesday shuffle, with the program running from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. weekdays.
Studio Ten will return to its original 8:30am start time, with the new show effectively 30 minutes away from the show.
Channel Ten will launch a brand new half-hour breakfast show hosted by Lachlan Kennedy (L) and Natasha Exelby (R), TV Blackbox reported on Wednesday.
Lachlan Kennedy will host from the Sydney Studio Monday through Wednesday and Natasha Exelby will host from Melbourne on Thursday and Friday.
According to TV Blackbox, the new show’s format will be a news bulletin and will be produced by the same crew behind Studio Ten.
The new show will feature live motocross, interviews, sports and weather segments.
Channel 10’s latest attempt at a breakfast show, Wake Up, was canceled in 2014 after just six months on the air.
According to TV Blackbox, the new show’s format will be a news bulletin and will be produced by the same crew behind Studio Ten. Pictured, Studio Ten hosts Sarah Harris and Tristan MacManus
It was launched in November 2013 in a bid to compete with Channel Seven’s Sunrise and Channel Nine’s Today show.
There were three hosts: Natasha Exelby, James Mathison and Natarsha Belling.
However, just 16 days after launch, Exelby was removed from the panel after it was decided the show’s chemistry wasn’t working.
Channel 10’s latest attempt at a breakfast show, Wake Up, was canceled in 2014 after just six months on the air. James Mathison (left), Natarsha Belling (center) and Natasha Exelby (right)
The show struggled to attract viewers, averaging 30,000 to 40,000 a day — about a tenth of the viewers tuned in to Nine and Seven.
While Wake Up was cancelled, Studio Ten survived and is still on the air, albeit in a dramatically different format.
In 2020, the show’s panel was scrapped in favor of a two-anchor format hosted by Sarah Harris and Tristan MacManus.
Wake Up was launched in November 2013 in an attempt to compete with Channel Seven’s Sunrise and Channel Nine shows, but it failed miserably.