‘I’m wrapped! Joe Hildebrand reveals new job that will see him ‘reconnect’ with ‘battlers from the suburbs’ after he sensationally quit Studio 10
Joe Hildebrand bid farewell to Studio 10 viewers on September 10 after seven years as a panellist on the Channel Ten morning show.
And on Wednesday, the 44-year-old journalist revealed to Confidential that he will be joining Sydney radio station 2GB as a presenter.
‘I am absolutely wrapped to be going back to radio,’ he told The Daily Telegraph.
Career focussed: On Wednesday, Joe Hildebrand (pictured) revealed to Confidential that he will be joining Sydney radio station 2GB as a presenter
‘I can’t think of any better place to be than 2GB. I’ve got a strong feeling that a lot of my old audience from Studio 10 are also the kind of people who listen to GB.’
He continued: ‘These are battlers from the suburbs, people who live in the real world, who like straight talk and big laughs and I can’t wait to reconnect with them.’
While the exact details of his role are yet to be confirmed it is reported that he will join John Stanley on Thursday nights before increasing his presence at the station.
New role: Joe will initially be joining Sydney radio station 2GB as a presenter on Thursday nights with John Stanley before increasing his presence on the station
On September 10, Jo broke down in tears live on air as he revealed he had come to the difficult decision to leave Studio 10 after seven years.
‘I am leaving Studio 10. I have given it a huge amount of thought. It’s been really hard, but also really lovely to be able to look back on all the things we have done,’ he said.
‘We all know the show is getting a bit of a shake-up. Channel 10 and my lovely bosses asked me if I’d stay on in a new role. We talked about it openly and warmly about what that might look like.’
Speaking of his bosses’ reaction when he told them he was quitting, Joe said: ‘They’re really lovely about it, so don’t lash out at them!’
Bye now: On September 10, Jo broke down in tears live on air as he revealed he had come to the difficult decision to leave Studio 10 after seven years
‘I just thought, it’s probably just better to draw a line under this amazing little story that I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of,’ he added.
‘[I want to] give the show a chance to breathe and have a fresh start without me hanging around.’
Taking over Joe’s role as co-host alongside Sarah Harris is Dancing with the Stars judge Tristan MacManus.
New-look Studio 10: Taking over Joe’s role as co-host alongside Sarah Harris (left) is Dancing with the Stars judge Tristan MacManus (right)