The Seven Network today announced Samantha Armytage has decided to step away from her role as co-host of Australia’s #1 breakfast show, Sunrise.
Samantha’s decision comes with Seven’s full support. She will remain a valued part of the network, with new projects to be announced at a later stage.
Samantha Armytage said: “The time has come for the sun to set on my time at Sunrise. I have always been brave and fearless in my career and this decision is no different.
“I want to take a break and find some peace and calm. I go out of this job at a time of my own choosing and on top of the ratings, which not many people on television can say they do.
“I cannot thank you all enough for having me in your lounge rooms all these years.”
Sunrise co-host, David Koch, said: “Ever since Sam joined Sunrise eight years ago, she has been the rock of the program and always led from the front.
“Sam’s humour, work ethic and team first values have been an inspiration to us all. But now it’s time for Sam to put herself and Rich first and we couldn’t be happier for, or more supportive of, them both.”
Seven West Media Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, James Warburton, said: “Sam has been an important part of the Seven team for almost two decades, including eight fantastic years as co-host of Australia’s #1 breakfast show.
“We will be sad to see her leave Sunrise, but completely understand and support her decision to step back for a while and focus on her family. We wish Sam nothing but the very best for her break and look forward to announcing some exciting new projects for her in late 2021 and into 2022.”