After 10 years on air, Triple M’s Gus Worland will finish up on the station’s breakfast show in November.
An advocate for men’s mental health, Worland is leaving the Triple M breakfast team to focus on the Gotcha 4 Life Foundation, which he founded in 2017.
Worland won’t step away from radio entirely, with Triple M securing him to re-create the station’s famous Deadset Legends show in 2020.
The show, which began in 1997 with Ray Warren, Mike Whitney and Debbie Spillane, ended in 2015, and will return in January 2020 with Worland being joined on the panel by NRL and Rugby Union dual international, Wendell Sailor, and 325-game Sydney Swans player and two-time premiership winner, Jude Bolton.
Head of Triple M Mike Fitzpatrick said: “I’m hard pressed to find a more loveable and big-hearted man than Gus. He’s been a part of our Triple M family for over 10 years now, and that’s no small feat.
“His idea to re-create Deadset Legends on Saturday mornings is an opportunity we jumped at. Gus, Wendell and Bolts – three true legends to keep Sydney across all the sport they need to know about to start the weekend.”
Worland was an inaugural member of The Grill Team with Stuart McGill and Mark Geyer in 2009 and this year joined Lawrence Mooney and Jess Eva and Chris Page on Moonman in the Morning.
Worland said: “Breakfast radio has played such a massive role in not only my life but also my family’s. I’ve met some lifelong friends and I wouldn’t change one thing.
“To wake up Sydney each morning, have a few laughs, and report the stories that matter, has been a true pleasure! It’s now time for me to step down from my radio commitments to spend more time on my mental health foundation Gotcha 4 Life.
“We’ve achieved so much in the past two years, I’m excited to spend more time on this and see what we can do!
“I’m glad to be able to stay with the MMMs to talk about one of my lifelong passions, sport! And to do so with two sporting legends in Wendell and Jude!”
Worland’s co-host Lawrence Mooney said: “Gus Worland is a big, beautiful man that exudes a joy for life. It’s a great energy to be around and I’ve loved working with him.”