Tapping out: Nova’s Marty Sheargold says he announced he was quitting his radio show too early… and has struggled to go to work since and even considered chucking a sickie
He shocked fans in July when he announced he was leaving his Nova national drive show, Kate, Tim and Marty.
And now Marty Sheargold has admitted he has regrets.
The 49-year-old thinks he made the announcement too early, and reaching his September 11 finish date has been a ‘mental mountain.’
‘It’s been a mental mountain’: Nova radio star Marty Sheargold (pictured) revealed on Have You Been Paying Attention? on Monday that he quit the national drive show ‘too early’ – after announcing he was leaving after ten years
‘I gave the news too far out,’ Marty said, during his appearance as a panelist on Have You Been Paying Attention? on Monday night.
He went on to admit that he struggled to get up and go to work after revealing he quit the show.
‘It’s been an absolute mental mountain to climb every day to get in there,’ Marty said.
Moving on: In July, Marty announced the news that he was leaving Nova, explaining to co-hosts Kate Ritchie and Tim Blackwell (pictured) that he ‘spent the last ‘four or five months tossing up’ what to do in 2021
He also joked that he has ‘considered’ calling in sick for his very last day on-air this Friday.
Marty has been working from his Melbourne home in recent months during the coronavirus pandemic.
In July, Marty announced the news that he was leaving Nova, explaining to his co-hosts Kate Ritchie and Tim Blackwell that he ‘spent the last ‘four or five months tossing up’ what to do in 2021.
‘Kate, Tim and Marty will no longer feature Marty at the end of the day,’ he said on-air. ‘Thank you to the network for having me, putting up with me.
‘Over the last four or five months I’ve been tossing up what I’d like to do in 2021, and what I’ve decided to do is leave the show,’ he added.
‘I’ve had a fantastic ten years’: In an official statement, Marty thanked his co-hosts for their support in his decision
In an official statement, Marty thanked his co-hosts for their support in his decision.
‘I’ve had a fantastic 10 years with the Nova Network, having worked with buildings full of talented and dynamic people,’ he said.
‘I’d like to thank Tim and Kate for their support of my decision and wish them continued success with the show.
‘Now feels like the right time for me professionally to keep challenging myself and to embrace future opportunities with renewed vigour and enthusiasm.’
While he’s yet to reveal his next move, Radio Today understands a podcast and a return to his comedic roots may be on the cards.
Last month, it was revealed that comedian Joel Creasey, 30, will be replacing Marty on the Nova drive show.
Familiar face: Last month, it was revealed that comedian Joel Creasey, 30, will be replacing Marty on the Nova drive show