Christian O’Connell says his bags are “packed and shipped”, will start at GOLD FM on June 4
Incoming Gold FM Breakfast host Christian O’Connell is set to start at the station on Monday June 4.
ARN axed Jo Stanley and Anthony ‘Lehmo’ Lehmann last year, despite the duo making it to the top of the FM Breakfast ratings – but didn’t announce a replacement.
Now, after months of speculation, it appears that O’Connell has been locked in for the June start at Gold FM.
No co-host has been announced as yet, while an ARN spokesperson told Radio Today recently that a shift towards more music will carry GOLD listeners through to O’Connell’s arrival.
“Troy’s contract was extended until the end of survey 1 which is March 2. Christian’s arrival to Melbourne was always planned for Q2 and there is no change to this timeline.”
O’Connell looks set to depart the UK in the next day or so, as he tweeted just hours ago, “all our worldly goods are packed and shipped to Australia.”
On the eve that all our worldly goods are packed and shipped to Australia we win one last award. This shabby show of @RichieFirth and mine has won every single award we were eligible for. We made every show with a genuine joy for what we did. I have nothing but gratitude 🙏 pic.twitter.com/aIcNkFyoe3
— Christian O'Connell (@OC) March 13, 2018