Triple J breakfast hosts Sally & Erica are sadly leaving the network after just one year in the coveted brekkie slot.
The duo have been with the broadcaster since 2017, hosting a number of shows including Weekend Arvos and Summer Arvos prior to taking over the breakfast slot earlier this year.
Notably, the duo made history as the first women to host the breakfast show, which is a huge achievement in itself.
“I’m so incredibly grateful to have spent the last four years as part of Australia’s biggest family of music lovers. It’s been a wild ride – from a one-off guest slot with Matt & Alex to taking the reins of Breakfast ourselves. I’ve had so many pinch-myself moments, but the most amazing part of my time at triple j has been the audience. triple j listeners never fail to make me cackle, warm my heart and inspire me. I’ve loved waking up with you every morning – thank you for everything. I can’t wait to show you what’s next,” Sally said in a statement.
Erica echoed a similar sentiment, explaining how she feels like she’s got “tens of thousands of friends.”
“The weird thing about listening to triple j is that it makes you feel like you have tens of thousands of friends. That’s exactly how I’ve felt for the last four years, being lucky enough to hear from you. Whether it’s just a song request on the text line, a call in to say hey, a story about your weekend or a dumb thing you did as a kid, I’ve loved every minute of the crazy, passionate energy that comes from the triple j audience. Thank you for everything. It’s time for me to hang up the headphones for now and focus on other things (a little later in the day than 6am). I’ll catch you very soon,” she said.
It sounds like the duo will continue working together, but there’s no word on exactly what they’ll be doing just yet.
Sally & Erica won’t finish out the rest of the year, with Bryce Mills filling their boots for the remainder of 2020 until a permanent replacement is named.