Marty Sheargold reflects on his Nova departure with Fitzy & Wippa
Following Marty Sheargold’s recent shock announcement that he’ll be leaving the Nova Network after 17 years, the Drive host joined Sydney Brekky team Fitzy & Wippa for a heart-to-heart.
They played back the audio of his emotional farewell announcement, which they described as “a dark day for the network”. Fitzy & Wippa then quizzed Shiggsy on his decision to leave, asking him how hard it was.
After around a minute of fluffing around with jokes, he said he “realised that [I] was taking the absolute piss” and had “taken his foot off the gas”.
“I’d been thinking about it for months and months and months,” Sheargold admitted, also explaining that COVID-19 and social isolation had played its part in the decision.
“I haven’t had a curfew since I lived with mum and dad a couple of years ago,” he joked.
“I haven’t been a hero, I’ve had a few drinks in lockdown,” he continued, before chatting about his potential replacements including the rumour that Ellen Degeneres might take over his chair.
“It’s fair to say I’m leaving at the right time”.
Listen to the hilarious full chat below: