ABC’s Leigh Sales Hangs Up Her Blazer & Announces She’s Leaving 7.30

ABC’s Leigh Sales Hangs Up Her Blazer & Announces She’s Leaving 7.30

After over a decade in her role as the host of ABC’S 7.30. Leigh Sales is hanging up her blazer and she has announced she’s stepping away from the show.

I am not crying, you are crying!

Sales broke the news on 7.30, where she said: “I’ve asked my ABC bosses to allow me to step down from anchoring 7.30. Once the federal election is over.

“There’s nothing wrong, other than I just feel a strong sense of it being time to pass the baton to the next runner in the race and to take a break.

“At the end of an election cycle feels like a good time to move on to something new at the ABC.

“I hope it’s been obvious that I’ve always approached this job with one goal – and that is to ask frank questions of people in power, without fear or favour, that a fair-minded, reasonable person with some common sense watching at home might like to ask if they were sitting in my position.”

You can watch the full statement below.

Naturally, Twitter quickly weighed in on the news.

The ABC legend was showered with praise from her fellow journalists.

In her time at 7.30, Sales saw five Prime Ministers come and go and always managed to handle every interview perfectly. Honestly, Sales is a national treasure, let’s face it.

However, the show must go on! And naturally, now rumours are flying about who will replace Sales. Both Laura Tingle ad David Speers are considered top contenders but only time will tell. Perhaps even Tom Gleeson could give it a crack?

However, here at B&T, we know one thing for sure. There will never be another Sales.




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