Ten axes Wake Up and news bulletins

Ten axes Wake Up and news bulletins
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Ten has confirmed the axing of its breakfast program Wake Up as well as its early, morning and late news bulletins.

The programs will cease production as of this Friday, May 23 as a voluntary redundancy program has already begun.

Ten’s statement said: “Network Ten today announced Wake Up and the TEN Early, Morning and Late News will cease production on Friday, May 23.

“Network Ten would like to thank the people involved with Wake Up and the TEN Early, Morning and Late News for their dedication, enthusiasm and hard work.

“TEN Eyewitness News at 5pm will continue to be produced locally in each market. It will continue to have local news, sport and weather, local presenters, local reporters and local production staff, and will continue to bring the best of local, national and international news to viewers.

“A voluntary redundancy program has commenced in Network Ten's News and Operations department.

“No further details are available at this stage.”

Speculation on the future of Wake Up had been around for a while, with Fairfax yesterday reporting staff at Ten were in for a “world of pain”.

In November last year Wake Up booted out Natasha Exelby due to a lack of onscreen chemistry with the two other hosts, Natarsha Belling and James Mathison.

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