Samantha Armytage has debuted a sparkling new grey hairdo on Instagram this weekend.
The 44-year-old, who left Sunrise after eight years as a main host, has shared a photo of herself lounging on the couch with her dog Banjo – this time with a stark natural shade of white which is much different to her normal blonde tresses.
Months after sensationally leaving Sunrise earlier this year, Samantha Armytage appeared to debut a surprising new look on Instagram this weekend.
Armytage shared another update to Instagram to show that she is in fact still a blondie, while she enjoys a new low-key lifestyle.
“I barely brush my hair and put a bit of lipstick on these days, and it is lovely,” she candidly admitted to The Daily Telegraph in April of her new life out of the spotlight.
“It is absolutely bliss to not have to worry about hair and makeup for this part of my career.”
Armytage revealed during her new podcast in collaboration with Stellar, Something To Talk About with Samantha Armytage, that she left due to media scrutiny.
Armytage told her guest, Kyle Sandilands, that she had simply had enough of being “analysed” and “belted to death” by the media during her time on Sunrise.
“There were many, many reasons,” she explained.
“But one of the reasons was that I thought the fun wasn’t there anymore because anything I said – and I was the lightning rod for the show at that point – anything I said was analysed and I was getting beaten to death by the bloody Daily Mail.
“You just think, ‘Is life worth this?’”
When Armytage left back in March, she tearily said: “The time has come for the sun to set on my time at Sunrise. I have always been very brave and fearless in my life and my career, and this decision is no different.
“As many of you know, my personal life the last six months has been very bittersweet. Some bits have been very happy, and some bits have been very, very sad and I want to step out of this public world for a while, take some time and calm things down, enjoy a bit of slow living and spend some time with my precious family and husband and Banjo.”
Channel 7 said in a statement at the time that Armytage would remain with the network and return with new projects.
“We wish Sam nothing but the very best for her break and look forward to announcing some exciting new projects for her in late 2021 and into 2022,” Seven West Media managing director and chief operating officer James Warburton said.
Natalie Barr replaced Armytage as Sunrise presenter.
This article originally appeared on Over60.