There have been rumours that Nova may undergo a significant reorganisation.
Kate Ritchie, a former star of Home and Away, is allegedly in talks to join Nova’s breakfast programme Fitzy & Wippa.
The radio personality’s own afternoon show on Nova, Kate, Tim, & Joel, is currently on hiatus as a result of the news.
She announced that she would be back on the air in “a few more weeks” in mid-January.
In October, the 44-year-old mother took a break from radio, claiming she needed time to “re-energise” because she was “weary.”
In an official statement posted on the Nova website, she stated, “I’m tired and I just need a break for a short period (to) have more time for me, and my family, to re-energise.”
Ritchie is presently being covered by Australian Idol co-host Ricki-Lee Coulter.
According to The Australian’s Media Diary, the mother-of-one is thinking about leaving the company to work alongside Ryan “Fitzy” Fitzgerald and Michael “Wippa” Wipfli.
The change, according to The Australian, may have been the cause of Sarah McGilvray’s two-week absence as a co-host of Fitzy & Wippa.
Nova has been contacted by 7NEWS.com.au for a response.
Ritchie announced her impending comeback in “a few more weeks” in a post to her Instagram account in January that included a photo of the Nova studio.
“Hello everybody, I won’t be back for a few more weeks, so tune in to the guys who will be back LIVE in the studio on Monday at 4 p.m. She composed.
By the way, I’m doing great and am looking forward to 2023.
To “take a rest”
Ritchie was obliged to issue a statement in December of last year when photos of her at a Sydney private mental health clinic were published in an Australian newspaper.
Ritchie called the publication of photos of him entering and exiting the facility by The Daily Mail Australia a “terrible infringement of my privacy.” Ritchie is a well-known radio broadcaster and television personality.
Ritchie posted a comment on Instagram a few hours after the tabloid featured the images prominently on its website.
She commented, “As previously said, I am taking a hiatus till next year.
The past year has been extremely emotionally taxing, as well as demanding in terms of scheduling, stress, and sleep deprivation.
“I realised that this had resulted in a bad alcohol dependency.
“I therefore made the decision to make the most of this opportunity by seeking the assistance I require from experts in this field.
“As everyone would see, taking this step is a very significant one for me.
“I genuinely appreciate all of your support,” you said.