Kerri-Anne Kennerly bids adieu to Studio 10: “You saved me”
The Studio-10 hosts have said goodbye to one of their own this morning.
Kerri-Anne had an emotional Farwell with her fellow co-hosts, telling them “You guys have been my family,” TV veteran Kennerley 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 TV veteran has been a prominent figure on the show for two years, and plunged herself into her work more 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.”
Kennerley added she was thankful for her memorable experiences, despite the scandals she found herself embroiled in constantly.
“For all the misdemeanours there have been, thank you, because you did, and have saved my sanity, thank you,” she finished.
KAK is not the only host leaving the program, with Joe Hildebrand announcing on Thursday morning that he too was parting ways with the breakfast program.
“I am leaving Studio 10,” Hildebrand, who been on the show since it started in 2013, said on air.
“I have given it a huge amount of thought. It has been really hard.
“We all know the show is getting a bit of a shake-up,” he said.
“Channel 10 and my lovely bosses asked me if I would stay in a new role. We talked warmly and openly about what that might look like, and they were really keen and really lovely about it.”
In the end Hildebrand made the decision to walk away from the morning show, saying he wanted to “give the new show, whatever it may look like, a chance to breathe and have a fresh start without me hanging around”.
The show will also be losing Natarsha Belling.
This article originally appeared on Over60.