In exciting radio news, both Mitch Churi and Abbie Chatfield have announced new radio shows in prime time spots. The catch? the good friends will be going up against each other in the ratings.
Yesterday, it was announced Churi will now be taking over the airwaves on KIIS from 7-10 pm on weekdays. Meanwhile, Chatfield is set to make her radio show debt by hosting the Hit network’s Hot Nights with Abbie Chatfield.
Churi told B&T, “Apart from deleting her number from my phone and telling people I’ve never met her in my life.
“I’m more excited than anything to be sharing the airwaves with a friend. We were pals before she had a radio show, and will be long after.”
While Churi’s show goes from 7-10 pm, Chatfield’s show airs from 7-9 pm. So there’s no denying there is some major cross over.
Chatfield is of course known for her time on The Bachelor and her incredibly successful podcast. While Churi is known for his radio show Midnights with Mitch and his own podcast.
Churi and Chatfield also have a pretty public friendship aka they are both people with public profiles that discuss their friendship on the internet.
They also worked on Nine’s Love Island Australia Afterparty together – where fans got to see their friendship play out as co-hosts and it was delightful entertainment. Much less stressful than watching the Love Island contestants try to make friends with each other.
So it will be interesting to see how their friendship copes as direct competitors. It is hard to support your mates’ show when it’s in the exact same time slots as yours.
But look it’s been done before – Wil Anderson appears to be friends with Hamish and Andy.
Here at B&T, we have a feeling the two will remain mates. After all, there’s plenty of airwave time to go around.
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