Bec Judd reveals why she’s leaving KIIS’ 3PM Pick Up
Bec Judd has appeared on KIIS FM’s 3PM Pick Up this afternoon to speak to the audience about why she’s not returning to the show next year.
In response to today’s news that Judd is being replaced on the program by radio veteran and former ARN talent Kate Langbroek, Judd said “it’s been one of those years”.
“It’s been one of those years, a COVID year, where we’ve spent so much time at home and as a family, we’ve just really kind of reprioritised what we’re doing and I did mention to you guys, this is the first time since [husband] Chris finished football, which would have been back I think in 2015, that we haven’t had any commitments. So straight from footy into lots of media, lots of commitments, and this year’s taught us that we just kind of want to take a step back and not really have those weekly commitments. So he’s not doing radio anymore. I’m not doing radio anymore,” she said.
Judd’s husband, Chris finished his professional AFL career playing for Carlton in 2015. Since then, he has appeared on Triple M, and the couple have become almost permanent tabloid fodder.
Late last year, their house party, dubbed ‘Juddchella’ was subject to some online backlash due to its extravagance.
Judd’s parties for her children have previously been the subject of similar criticism.
On the radio this afternoon, she noted that the family’s “golden years” are rapidly slipping away.
“So we’ve got a lot of freedom in our schedule, and we’re very lucky to have that, but I’ve got such a young family. My twins start at school not next year but the year after. I’ve got one year left at home with them, and we just really wan to, as a family, really make the most of those golden years,” she said.
Judd said she and Chris, like so many other families, had come to the decision during lockdown, to re-evaluate their lives, where they’re going, and what they’re doing.
“We’ve seen so many big changes in lots of people’s lives, and this is ours. It might not be forever, but I’m so looking forward to just having a bit of a different yea next year, at home, and enjoying that family time,” she said.
She’s not, however, completely disappearing from the spotlight.
“I’m still doing all of my stuff with my brand, really ramping up Jaggad. So I’m not going anywhere, but we just won’t have those media commitments for the next little while … But maybe I’ll be back after that. We’ll see,” she said, before adding that her replacement, Langbroek is “an absolute coup” for the network.
“We love Kate. Such a legend,” she added.
Co-host Monty Dimond said Judd’s decision was courageous.
“I think it’s courageous when you get a job like this to actually walk away, because as you said, it’s a great job and we’ve had so much fun. So I know that was a big decision for you to do.”