After stepping down from her spot on the Melbourne breakfast show, Chrissie Swan has revealed she will be hosting a show of her own that’s broadcast to the whole country.
The Chrissie Swan Show will air on weekdays from 2pm to 4pm from January 2023 on the Nova Network.
“I’ve achieved so much professionally and personally over the past seven years, and I’m thrilled to take on this new opportunity to embrace a new audience right across the country in this brand-new time slot,” she said on Thursday.
Peter Charlton, the CEO of Nova Entertainment, described Swan as a “highly respected broadcaster” and one of the country’s “most-loved personalities”.
“Her engaging and down-to-earth style has seen her connect with listeners over her impressive radio career,” he said.
“The 2pm to 4pm timeslot is important to both listeners and advertisers, with a highly engaged audience often on the school run.
“Chrissie has really broad appeal and we can’t wait to share her charismatic broadcasting style with a national audience.”
The news comes after Swan and her co-hosts Sam Pang and Jonathan Brown announced they would be departing from Nova 100’s breakfast show last week.
An insider revealed that the announcement also stunned Nova staff and that employees at the station received an email from Charlton with a press release attached, as reported by The Daily Mail.
The trio’s final show is set to air on December 2.
“We have relied on each other in this studio and it’s a good idea to put a bow on what has been this entire experience for all of us and bow out gracefully,” Swan said on air.
“I’m so proud of what we’ve achieved professionally and personally since we first met in 2015 – especially the last few years as we all kept each other afloat during the pandemic.”
The 48-year-old said that even though the announcement came as a shock to listeners, it was the right time for the trio.
Swan, who also appears on The Project and The Masked Singer, wrote a heartfelt message on social media at the time, thanking listeners, her co-hosts, and others “not on air”.
“For a woman who talks for a living, I can’t find the words to express what this job and experience has meant to me,” she captioned a clip of the hosts breaking the news on air.
“These 3 men have been my constant companions and supports for so long, making me laugh and knowing just what to say when the going was rough. Same to the ones not on air.
“And to you – our listeners – haven’t we had the best time ever?” she continued.
“I will be forever in your debt, Melbourne. Thank you for the laughs, the stories, the company… all of it. It has been the greatest experience of my life.”
Image: @chrissieswan (Instagram)
This article first appeared on OverSixty.