The worst-kept secret in radio: Dave Hughes and Ed Kavalee ‘will host 2Day FM’s breakfast show in 2021 with new co-host Erin Molan’, insiders say
Their Hit Network drive show is one of the most popular across Australia, and Dave ‘Hughesy’ Hughes and Ed Kavalee could be in line for a major promotion.
According to industry insiders, the Hughesy and Ed show is being moved to 2Day FM’s breakfast slot in Sydney next year.
And if rumours are to be believed, they will be joined in 2021 by a third co-host, Channel Nine sports presenter Erin Molan.
Changing things up! Dave ‘Hughsesy’ Hughes and Ed Kavalee’s Hit Network drive show is a firm favourite around the country, but, the Hughesy and Ed show is set to get a new time slot and a brand new co-host
Erin is currently the host of The Sunday Footy Show and presents sport on Nine News on the weekend.
She is also stranger to radio: she has presented The Continuous Call on 2GB and also used to be The Kyle and Jackie O’s sports pundit.
What’s more, she has made several appearances on Hughesy and Ed, so has already had the opportunity to develop chemistry with the duo.
Shakeup: Channel Nine presenter Erin Molan is also set to join the show as their new co-host. She is currently the host of The Sunday Footy Show and the Friday and Saturday sports presenter on Nine News
If the pair do end up hosting 2Day FM breakfast, Hughesy will most likely have to move from Melbourne to Sydney.
Radio industry sources say that Hughesy and Ed’s drive slot will be replaced by a longer edition of Carrie Bickmore and Tommy Little’s popular afternoon show.
2Day’s breakfast time slot is currently being filled by announcer Jamie Angel, who oversees a music-only show without entertainment segments.
Big move: The publication further claimed that Hughesy, who is currently based in Melbourne, will be moving to Sydney for the new gig
The Music for Breakfast format was created after numerous line-ups failed to get ahead in the market.
2Day FM has attempted several different breakfast formats in the almost seven years since Kyle Sandilands and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson defected to KIIS FM in 2014.
The most recent iteration, Grant, Ed and Ash, was axed in August last year.
History: According to Radio Today, this segment was created after numerous programs failed to get ahead in the market, after Kyle Sandilands and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson took their breakfast program, The Kyle and Jackie O Show to KIIS FM