Triple J’s Just Announced Who’s Replacing Ya Beloved Matt & Alex In 2017


The replacement team for Matt & Alex on Triple J‘s mahoosive breakfast program is none other than Adelaide duo Ben & Liam. Start memorising those names, folks, they’re about to be famous.

Triple J also announced journo Brooke Boney as its new voice of current affairs, with those three being joined by regular weekly guests, Australian Paralympian of the Year (and Wu-Tang diehard) Dylan Alcott and Triple J weekend arvos co-host Gen Fricker.

“Ben & Liam crack me up,”
said Ollie Wards, Triple J’s Content Director. “They’re 23 and 20 but come to the radio with thousands of hours on air together and crazy amounts of fun ideas. They’ll be part of a broad new team, including an expanded News role with Brooke Boney, our voice of youth current affairs in the mornings.”

Ben says he’s psyched to get started.

“Considering just two years ago I was listening to Triple J from a tractor on a dairy farm, I’m super stoked to have the opportunity to host Triple J Breakfast with my mate Liam,” he said. “Even if he does wear the skinniest drain pipe jeans I’ve ever seen.”

“We’re both so unbelievably pumped to be joining Triple J,” adds Liam. “It’s a radio station like no other. In Year Two I was cast as a rock in the Easter play so I really didn’t expect to be doing a national breakfast show at twenty.” 

Here’s an exclusive pic of Ben & Liam when they were told the news:

BUT IN EQUALLY BIG NEWS: Triple J stalwarts Lewi McKirdy, Sarah Howells and Kyran Wheatley are also leaving. 2017 is going to sound extremely different, folks, but different isn’t bad.

Quite frankly, Triple J needs to cool it with the bombshells for just a little bit.

Photo: Triple J.