Network Ten has announced that after almost five years as co-host of the morning show Studio 10, former Australian Of The Year Ita Buttrose has quit the show.
Buttrose’s final appearance will be tomorrow’s ANZAC Day program.
A legendary media editor, business person, television personality, best-selling author and dedicated community and welfare contributor, Buttrose has been one of the hosts of Studio 10 since it first went to air in November 2013.
Buttrose said: “I have had a long involvement with Network Ten, stretching back many years. I’ve had five great years on Studio 10, but it is time for me to move on and focus on other parts of my life, including spending more time with my grandchildren and writing.”
Buttrose is currently writing two books. She has published 11 very successful books, including her best-selling autobiography A Passionate Life.
Network Ten chief content officer Beverley McGarvey said: “We are very sad to see Ita leave Studio 10. She has been with the show since day one and has been a wonderful member of the team.
“Ita is a true legend of the Australian media and a great colleague. Everyone at Studio 10 and Network Ten, as well as her many fans, will miss her but we fully understand and support her decision to step away from the show. She is, of course, welcome to come home to Studio 10 at any time.”
Network Ten will announce new co-hosts to join Studio 10’s Sarah Harris, Joe Hildebrand and Denise Drysdale soon.