Meshel Laurie hosts ABC Melbourne Summer Breakfast

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ABC Melbourne has taken an out-of-the-box approach to its Summer Breakfast programming, with Meshel Laurie kicking off her stint on the show this morning.

Rather than the tried and tested approach of using the likes of finding an internal Breakfast replacement, ABC Melbourne has tapped up the commercial radio host for the slot.

“This is a dream come true for me,” said Meshel in her first break this morning.

“Here I am, Meshel Laurie, on ABC Melbourne Breakfast. Just filling in for a couple of weeks.”

A comedian, author and TV personality, Laurie broke through into radio with Meshel, Ash, Kip & Luttsy in 2005 on Nova 106.9.

She then had stints on Nova 100 and national Drive as part of the Meshel, Tim & Marty show (replaced by Kate Ritchie in 2014).

Laurie most recently hosted the Matt & Meshel Breakfast show on KIIS 101.1. The show was axed in 2017.

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Emily Jade
17 Dec 2018 - 8:44 pm

This is fantastic, she is an amazing talent and will really suit the ABC. They will keep her on for sure.

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18 Dec 2018 - 10:32 pm


Catherine Rowe
19 Dec 2018 - 10:06 am

Meshel Laurie is fantastic on ABC. What an asset! More of Meshel please!

Sally Joy
20 Dec 2018 - 7:39 am

Glad she has gained a new listener for ABC as they have lost me. Her lack of general knowledge is woeful yet she seems to be proud of this.

Lindsay Young
20 Dec 2018 - 9:11 am

Get rid of her she is an insult to ABC listeners…please

21 Dec 2018 - 3:58 pm

Sorry ABC you have gone from bad to worse. An insult to the intelligence of your listeners!

Sandi Holloway
27 Dec 2018 - 9:39 am

I am really enjoying listening to Meshel and love her sense of humour. I hope the ABC keep her on permanently.

Matthew Dalgleish
3 Jan 2019 - 2:32 pm

Not my style either – I switched to Triple J

8 Jan 2019 - 7:12 am

Where did they get her from even worse than Jacinta and Samie

Robyn Kelly
8 Jan 2019 - 9:52 am

This is so cool to listen to some thing new on the ABC.

Heather Morrison
9 Jan 2019 - 9:25 am

I was a bit shocked at first, but have really warmed to you Meshel, especially this morning hen you spoke to the ant immigration man re. his tenuous link between horses, Plovers & immigrants. What a laugh, you called him out for exactly what he was, good on you!

11 Jan 2019 - 2:55 pm

What a breath of fresh air , instead of two people laughing and talking at the same time , she is interesting ,funny , and informed .

John naylor
15 Jan 2019 - 9:41 am

I think she brings a fresh approach. I particularly like her ‘dry’ sense of humour

16 Jan 2019 - 10:09 am

Really enjoying ABC breakfast radio with Meshel Laurie…find myself chuckling away on a regular basis! Good on you, Meshel, love your work.

Michael Dela
16 Jan 2019 - 6:38 pm

I posted yesterday and my comment was reasoned but negative and not published. Are comments censored? Mershel Laurie is not what I expect at ABC with her ill informed comments, constant references to her personal life and many judgmental statements couched as a caring outlook when really she is critical of anyone who does not approach life as she does.

Margaret Sandy
16 Jan 2019 - 7:08 pm

Meshel,I have become a fan of your work.You are entertaining and as another listener said “you bring joy “I especially liked your program which dealt with body image-At 73 l am beginning to realise that my body is only part of who l am . It has aged but within it lives a vibrant personality.Still a work in progress. Don’t lose the empathy and love that is such a large part of who you are.Margaret

16 Jan 2019 - 8:40 pm

Mishel has been absolutely fantastic on ABC breakfast.
She is intelligent, honest and highly entertaining.
Well done ABC for appointing someone outside the organisation to this time slot.
She needs to be a permanent fixture.

Trish Parry
17 Jan 2019 - 11:57 am

Really enjoying listening to Meshel. Thanks for the wit and humour we once took for granted with Red.
Wish she was permanent. When she goes we’ll be back to tuning in to ABC at 7.45am
Ron andTrish

8 Feb 2019 - 2:04 pm

Bravo Meshel! I was disappointed when your show finished today. I was thoroughly entertained.


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