Pack er up boys!: Matt & Alex

Staff Writer

Matt & Alex are leaving triple j at the end of the year, shouting ‘Pack er up boys!’ one last time.

After 10 years at the station, Alex Dyson is whipping out his passport, saying “After spending over a third of my life at triple j, I felt it was time to give someone else a go while I travel the world, do a bit of writing and wean myself off my addiction to new Australian music.”

Matt Okine plans to focus on TV, saying “Before radio I actually studied an acting degree, so I figured I’d wait until my looks and hair had completely deteriorated before moving to the small screen.” He’s also committing more time to his own music project, Boilermakers.

Content Director Ollie Wards said “As soon as I wake up I hit the triple j app to hear what Matt & Alex are talking about. Not because I have to, I’m genuinely a massive fan. From ludicrous talkback like ‘what’ve you eaten for stuff?’, wtf moments to learning about space – triple j breakfast has been an awesome ride with Matt & Alex. I can’t wait to see what they do next”.

Alex Dyson started at triple j in 2007,at 18 years old on Mid Dawns, then Weekend Breakfast before moving into the coveted triple j Breakfast spot, alongside then co-host Tom Ballard. In 2014 after winning Best Newcomer at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, comedian Matt Okine joined Alex Dyson on triple j Breakfast.

Matt & Alex make their last public appearance at the coveted Matt and Alex Legend of the Year Awards, featuring the show’s best listener contributions of 2016, 8am Weds 12 Dec at the ABC in Ultimo, Sydney.

triple j are yet to announce their replacements.

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