Who will front 2DayFM Breakfast in 2021?
Speculation is mounting about what Southern Cross Austereo’s (SCA) Hit Network will do with its 2DayFM Sydney Breakfast show next year.
It’s currently offering Sydney listeners a music-based program helmed by Jamie Angel – but the rumour mill is spinning wildly, with insiders promising it won’t stay that way for long.
So who would take the gig? The show already went through 15 presenters in six years – Kyle Sandilands, Jackie ‘O’ Henderson, Jules Lund, Merrick Watts, Sophie Monk, Mel B, Dan Debuf, Maz Compton, Rove McManus, Sam Frost, Em Rusciano, Harley Breen, Ed Kavalee, Grant Denyer, and Ash London.
Names being thrown around by industry insiders include Sophie Monk, whose star power has significantly increased since she was last on the show thanks to a starring role as The Bachelorette in 2017, as well as recent hosting gigs on shows including Love Island Australia.
Another TV personality said to be in the mix is Julia Morris, who in addition to hosting I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here on Channel 10, also recently appeared on The Masked Singer Australia.
Then there’s existing SCA talent such as Carrie Bickmore and Tommy Little, who are syndicated across the network in Drive ahead of the Hughesy & Ed show. Will 2Day really keep two Drive shows in 2021? And would another Melbourne-based Sydney show work?
Some outside chances include talent from across SCA’s PodcastOne network and even some popular acting talent.
Head of the Hit Network, Gemma Fordham, had previously told this writer that the music-focused Breakfast show was not 2DayFM in a holding pattern, and SCA intended to back the format long-term, however in the group’s recent financial results, CEO Grant Blackley noted “we do think we will return to a host-led model at some point in the medium to longer term”.
For the full scoop on what industry insiders think is in-store for 2DayFM Breakfast next year, listen to the Radio Today Tonight podcast below.