Kerri-Anne Kennerley lands new gig following Studio 10 axing

Kerri-Anne Kennerley was one of 20 other staff members that were axed at Network 10. 

However, the star has shown no signs of slowing down despite being made redundant from Studio 10 two months ago. 

The 67-year-old TV personality has joined the cast of the stage musical Pippin and will play Grandma Berthe. 

Entertainment reporter, Peter Ford, informed viewers of the exciting news on The Morning Show on Thursday. 

“The role that Kerri-Anne will be playing is really just one scene and one big number,” said Ford.

“But it’s a show stopping number. You basically walk in there, steal the show and go home. It’s a great gig for her.”

In August, the Logie Hall of Fame recipient was axed from Studio 10.

The TV personality delivered an emotional goodbye in a tearful speech. 

“You guys have been my family,” she said.

“I feel so privileged. You guys took me in and generously just gave me a shoulder to lean on and I have leaned on you.”

The co-host had starred on the show for just over two years, and mentioned the support she received from her co-hosts following the death of her husband John Kennerley, who passed away in 2019.

“I thought I’d have John for a very long time. It wasn’t to be – coming into work probably literally saved me. You people, our audience, literally saved me,” she said.

“The day of his funeral where you actually left your own television show, early, to come to his funeral was one of the most beautiful moments.

“That was so deeply moving and Channel 10 made that decision, Channel 10 allowed you to do that to support me and it was really beautiful – I was so grateful.”

This article originally appeared on Over60.