Confirmed: Kate Langbroek will broadcast Hughesy & Kate from Italy
Hit Network Drive show Hughesy and Kate returns this week, as of next week the two hosts will be split by over 16,000 kilometres.
Next week Kate Langbroek is moving to Bologna, Italy with her husband and four kids.
A spokesperson for SCA confirmed to Radio Today that Kate will continue to do her job on the show from there.
The show’s EP Sacha French, who won an ACRA for her contribution to the show in 2018, was sent over to Italy to scout a location studio for Kate.
Kate told news.com.au that the violent attack her family experienced in Melbourne last year was part of the reason for the move.
She also said that leaving KIIS for the Hit Network in 2018 was partly due to a desire to sign a one-year contract.
“The reason that we left KIIS FM (at the end of 2017) was because I only wanted to sign a one-year contract because I knew that we wanted to go and live overseas this year,” she said.
“My thinking was always, ‘Well that means I’ve got to stop working.’
But her long-time radio partner Dave ‘Hughesy’ Hughes convinced her to keep doing the show.
“But Hughesy, who approaches work differently to most people, i.e. he loves it and adores it and can’t imagine life without it, he was like, ‘You’re crazy, we’ve got to keep doing the show.’
Hughes admitted it took plenty of convincing.
“She took a lot of convincing to be honest but we’ve got there so let’s hope that technology will be on our side and we’ll have a fun year.”
Kate plans to return to Australia after a year in Italy.