Yvie Jones fills in for Fifi on Fox FM Breakfast

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FOx FM, SCA

Fifi Box is about to take time away from Fox FM Breakfast on maternity leave.

Her replacement was announced on Fifi, Fev & Byron as reality TV star Yvie Jones.

Yvie has starred on Ten’s Gogglebox and was also the runner up on Season Five of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

“Now guys I don’t want to shock you but I’m about to have a baby…” said Fifi.

“Management did say that they want some estrogen back in the studio. So Melbourne, if you’re wondering who will be sitting in my chair… [it’s] Yvie from Gogglebox!”

“These are big shoes to fill and I will try my darndest!” said Yvie.

“We are so elated Fifi is fulfilling her deep wish for another addition to her gorgeous family,” said Fox FM content director Amanda Lee.

“Finding someone to keep her seat warm while she enjoys time with her newborn was easy when we met Yvie. The chemistry she has with fellow Jungle Mate Fev was obvious when we first heard them together.

“Yvie has an effortless warmth and humour to her and she is an honest, open book. That’s what our show is about; we share so much with our listeners and it’s a privilege to be such an intimate part of their lives too. They are going to love her.”

Yvie will join Fox FM Breakfast in July after mid-survey Break.

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Pete
11 Jun 2019 - 10:19 am

Awesome another former reality TV
“ star “

Nigel Morris
11 Jun 2019 - 12:54 pm

Yvie has been super impressive as a perfectly legit human on TV. More power to you Yvie Jones!

Anon
11 Jun 2019 - 6:27 pm

Can we just give Pete credit for posting this at 1019 in the morning? And you know what… I reckon he did it on purpose! Busy day Pete?

DL
11 Jun 2019 - 7:10 pm

Another slap in the face to the girls slogging it out on community and regional radio, watching a reality TV star slide into a plum radio gig.

Daz
11 Jun 2019 - 8:33 pm

Any wonder radio schools are going or have gone broke! Absolutely zero chance for passionate radio people to catch a break these days with these ratings-grabbing appointments!!

Josh
12 Jun 2019 - 12:12 pm

Honestly, if a random kid from a regional gig got an opportunity to fill in, what would that do for them? What would that do for the station? You have someone that’s not super confident, going into a timed contract, expecting that the world was going to be at their feet, then Fifi comes back, that person goes back into obscurity and feels crap because they think they didn’t do enough to be considered for a permanent role.

Yvie is a known name, got famous for a gig that’s honestly really similar to radio and is probably going to do a really good job.

You want a gig in metro, get a profile. It’s how it works in 2019.

Jake
12 Jun 2019 - 6:21 pm

Respectfully don’t agree with ya Josh-also don’t think it’s the right message to send. I just simply think of H&A and host wizzes like Tim Blackwell, Kyle Sandilands even people who worked their way up through the ranks to be vets that thousands tune into. Telling folks to go on a realty show so you can be a radio star is incorrect; it’s the struggle of learning what works and doesn’t that makes you very adaptable and successful in this gig.

However, due to the climate as it stands, i agree with you that it is the way you do it in Australia, but that doesn’t mean its correct, nor do other nations in the world follow that ethos.

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